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The 12 Best Mosquito Repellents for Outdoor Entertaining

These editor-favorite sprays, candles, and wearable devices provide effective, long-lasting pest protection.

With warm summer nights, grilling season, and backyard bonfires in full swing, we can only think of one downside: the pests. Nothing can ruin a patio party like the nagging buzz of mosquitoes. So to keep your gathering pest-free, every host should stock up on a trusty mosquito repellent.

If you plan on hosting a barbecue or entertaining outdoors, fear not! We went on bug patrol to find the best mosquito repellents to keep pests from ruining your good time. From citronella candles and incense sticks to a cordless device that provides an invisible shield of protection, here's how to repel mosquitos using one of the best mosquito repellents for outdoor entertaining.

Continue reading the full article, written by Clarissa Buch Zilberma here.


March 26, 2024

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