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Mosquitos (Literally) Suck. Keep Them Off Your Lawn With These Seven Gadgets from Amazon.

Bloodsucking bugs are the most annoying part of summer. But you can do something about them.

I’d like to pose an honest question: If mosquitos just stopped existing, would the world be better off? I think so! And if we’re truly being honest, there’s a truly carnal satisfaction one gets from killing off mosquitos. That’s why mosquito-repelling gadgets are an integral part of planning to spend your days and nights outside. From the old-fashioned bug zapper to the simple-but-effective citronella candles, here’s a list of five ways to keep your backyard bug-free and your skin a whole lot less itchy.

Best Overall: Thermacell Patio Shield

Best Candle: Laluztop Citronella Candles

Most Preventative: Mosquito Dunks

Best Zapper: DynaTrap Insect Trap

Best Non-Killing Option: Ultrasonic Pest Repeller

Best Spray: Sawyer 20% Picaridin Insect Repellent

Best for Helping With Bites: Bite Away Insect Sting and Bite Relief

You can read more details on each of these products, written by Jillian Lucas & Daniel Modlin.


May 19, 2022

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While DEET products may be more familiar by name and their chemical smell, sprays with 20 percent picaridin, like Sawyer Products, offer comparable protection without the harsh odor and oily feeling on your skin.

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