Everything You Need for a Backyard Movie Night
Make your summer celebrations the envy of the neighborhood by turning your backyard into an outdoor theater. We’ve tested everything you need, from projectors to speakers to portable seats.
The outdoors is full of biting and stinging things. Don’t let them ruin your good times. These insect repellents will help keep the mosquitos at bay.
As good as DEET without the stink - Sawyer Products Premium Insect Repellent
This EPA-approved picaridin formula is safe, effective, and packaged in a bottle that’s better than competitors at spraying evenly and accurately.
If you prefer DEET - Cutter Backwoods Dry
DEET formulas work and are widely available—but they aren’t more effective than picaridin (and they tend to smell bad and feel oily). Cutter Backwoods Dry, with its even aerosol spray and locking cap, is the best DEET repellent we’ve found.
Best for area control - Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repeller Gen 2.0
With a unique rechargeable-battery fuel source, a longer-lasting repellent supply, and an automatic shutoff timer, the Radius is easier to use than other spatial mosquito repellents.
May 7, 2022
Top-pick bug repellent - Sawyer Products 20% Picaridin Insect Repellent
Permethrin spray bonds to fabric fibers for up to 6 weeks or through 6 washings (whichever comes first) and won't stain or damage clothing.
While it may not be practical to completely avoid all of these scenarios, trying your best to reduce and minimize attractors can be highly beneficial.