Many Insect garden pests are attracted
to bright colors. Red, Orange, Yellow, and Blue may be favorites of your
local Bug and Bovine populations. So it may be best to reserve your Hawaiian
garb for field trips which stear clear of fields and Steers.
While you may invite the attention
of Butterflies, many of their unwelcome cousins may make a nuisance of
themselves if you invite them with their favorite colors. Even the Bull
in the Farmer's pasture may come through the fence to impress upon you
his attraction to RED!
Black and other dark colors seem
to attract Ticks which may carry Lyme Disease.
If you live in an area inhabited by these blood suckers, it may be a good
idea to wear socks which allow pants to be tucked inside to deter these
disease carrying critters.
White may be your best bet. Not
only is it insect-neutral, but it also reflects the Sun's rays, making
it a cool choice for Gardeners. If oversize clothing is worn, it will allow
for ventilation of body heat and put some distance between your skin and
the flying biters.
Selection of a hat with a wide
brim will protect your nose and ears from sunburn. Straw Hats are light
and cool and relatively comfortable, and the large brim provides a good
place to spray Citronella or other insect repellant. Or use a cotton swab
as a scent evaporator.
Speaking of Scents; your favorite
deodorant or perfume may cause some buzzing critters to make a bee-line
for the source. So unless you welcome "Bees in your Bonnet", it may be
best to wear something less attractive.