Winter's settling in, but we still have some issues with insects in Sydney as the remaining bugs move into the warmth indoors. And of course if winter comes, spring will surely follow, with wasps, bees, mosquitoes, and all the rest of the buzzing hordes.
You might not know that the colour of your house can affect the degree to which you have insect troubles.
White and yellow exterior paint draws insects, especially those that feed on flowers. Blue, on the other hand, is invisible to most insects. Tan and biscuit shades are also less appealing to insects. If you want to discourage bugs around your house, consider a pale grey-blue shade for eaves and doorways.