We do however have mosquitoes, and at this time of the year always have mosquito coils burning....... along with a couple of citronella candles,....... along with personal insect repellent on really bad evenings.
So.. I was eying these palm fronds that just lie around the bases of palm trees and end up in the landfill. I nabbed this one from a friend and voila - a tropical chimnea :)
I cut the bottom end straight and glued it to a pot base. My hubby very kindly spray painted it with a terracotta colour spray paint.