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Outdoor Tabletop Food Cover

Updated on April 17, 2014

Let the fight start!

Flying insects are small, many and can be dangerous if they step into your food! The flies carry bacteria and germs from where ever they have been before they step onto your plate.

Protect the cake and coke. Put a cover over the steak or pie. On the other hand, even better - put a mesh tent over both the table and yourself.

Protection for men and the food!

They come flying in formation and land on your table. A Fly knows from far away that there is FOOD to get. These hairy insects are specialists to eat just about anything from delicatessens to poop.

They do like this: First they spit a secretion on your meatball. Then they step and trample on it to make it mushy and soft. Now they can suck up the goo into their stomachs. You immediately shush them away but it is too late because they are so fast and quick.

Do not take this lightly. An insect can carry so many germs that you will go pale. Some of the rascal's land on your face too and try to steal the food from your mouth. It is disgusting.


Houseflies are known to carry millions of microorganisms on their feet. They pick up microorganisms when they sit on feces. These microorganisms are passed to a person when he consumes food and drinks that the house flies contaminate. This is how people contract typhoid and cholera. Cockroaches are also known to thrive in filthy environments and are very capable of spreading diseases. Mosquitoes are known to cause dengue fever and malaria. The Tsetse fly carries a type of protozoa that is known to cause "sleeping sickness".

Facts taken from: All science fair projects

Some times a smaller cover is enough but not always.

Have you ever been sitting in a swing sofa with a nice drink trying to fight off the mosquitoes? Then you know how it can ruin a perfectly lovely evening.

You have to go indoors to avoid them. Some of us are extra precious to them as it seems. They love to suck our blood more than others. This tent is a protection from mosquitoes in the evenings and flies in the daytime!

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The Dura-Tent is perfect for picnics, birthday parties, sporting events such as tailgating, team parties, RV trips, camping and all outdoor activities. The Dura-Tent fits on the end of a standard picnic table. Fully assembled the Dura-Tent is 36-inch long, 22-inch deep and 25-inch tall! 8.5 cubic feet of total volume. The Dura-Tent includes a convenient carrying pouch. It assembles easily, has bungee-cord attached poles with Velcro to hold down the door for full protection and easy access. Display food with pride in a way that will only enhance your party while keeping insects from spreading their germs to your family and guests. Keep paper products from blowing away by keeping them securely inside the Dura-Tent. The unit is easy to hand clean and stows away in a compact carrying case ready for your next event. With the cost of eating out hitting hard on your pocket book spend more time enjoying the outdoors with your family and friends. The Dura-Tent is the ideal item to complement to your outing just as your cooler keeps your drinks refreshing the Dura-Tent will keep your food fresh.

Venus Fly Trap Plant

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      Evelyn Saenz 6 years ago from Royalton

      I had been wondering where to find a Venus Fly Trap. It never occurred to me to look on Amazon. Thanks so much for doing this research.

      Blessed by a Squid Angel who just happened to fly by.

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Yuck you have me itching with all those flies! Only last week Debbie had to throw some defrosting meat away in the kitchen because a fly had landed on it and laid eggs. Investing in fly covers is definitely worthwhile. Great idea for a lens, blessed.

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      I hate flies! Could think of using that tent! Or a dozen fly eating plants!

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      RuthCoffee 6 years ago

      I remember we had a Venus Fly Trap in an terrarium I made as a kid.

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      Jhangora LM 6 years ago

      Not a pretty sight. Unfortunately flies are pretty common in India, specially during the hot summer months.

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      GabrielaFargasch 6 years ago

      Wow, Irene, that is so cool! I had never heard or seen of those "tents" before! Love it!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love this lens .. dearest lady Irenemaria :) You've presented here wonderfully with enjoyable animated flying image.. It's so cute and cool. I do like it so much :D 5 stars for you. Have a wonderful time.. dearest lady :)