Summer is a season of fun. As the weather warms up, it’s a great time to get back outside and experience the outdoors! Unfortunately, humans aren’t the only species who eagerly anticipate warm weather. One of the most annoying things about summer is dealing with bugs. As the temperatures rise, insects become active and a lot more noticeable. Of all insects, mosquitoes are the most annoying. Everyone knows what it’s like to enjoy a cool summer evening only to find a dozen mosquito bites later! Thankfully, there are some proven ways to keep mosquitoes away so you can truly enjoy your outdoor experience. Here’s how to get rid of mosquitoes!
1. Thermacell Patio Shield
One of the best ways to keep mosquitoes at bay is with the Thermacell Patio Shield. This innovative product is designed to create a barrier of fifteen feet so you can enjoy being outside! Perfect for backyard BBQs or watching the sunset, this product works best when you place it on your patio and let it work its magic!
By utilizing a repellent known as Allethrin, a synthetic version of the natural repellent found in chrysanthemum flowers, the Thermacell Patio Shield will help protect your friends and family without needing constant attention or refueling.
2. Valterra Spray
While the Thermacell Patio Shield is great for protecting an area, Valterra Sniff’n Stop
Personal Protection Spray is a great way to protect yourself while on the go. Whether you’re hiking, playing sports, or simply out for an evening walk, this product uses natural ingredients to repel mosquitoes as well as several other insects. This works by utilizing oils such as thyme, peppermint, citric, and more.
3. Fire Pit
There are many benefits to owning a fire pit, one of which is that it repels mosquitoes. Mosquitoes aren’t fond of smoke, so getting a fire pit for your backyard is great to keep them away while improving your home’s aesthetic. It’s important to note, however, that this method only works with wood-burning firepits. Propane fire pits are lower maintenance, but they burn odorless and release carbon dioxide, which will actually attract more mosquitoes.
4. High-Powered Fan
As annoying as mosquitoes are, they’re terrible at flying. They aren’t strong enough to withstand a breeze, so setting up a fan or two on your porch or patio is a great way to keep them away while staying cool in the summer heat. Consider looking at a high-powered drum fan as a viable way to get rid of mosquitoes this summer!
5. Mosquito Trap
Did you know that there are traps specifically made to deal with mosquitoes? Mosquito traps are mounted outside, and they use an LED light to attract the bugs to their death. These traps employ an electric shock to take care of the bugs meaning that your backyard can remain pesticide free if that concerns you. If you want an effective mosquito trap, you will need to spend roughly $100 – $200.
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At Omni Outdoor Living, we make it our mission to help our customers make the most out of their outdoor experiences. We offer quality outdoor products focused on outdoor recreation, DIY projects, entertaining friends and family, or just relaxing outside! If you have any questions about your outdoor experience or our wide range of outdoor products, don’t hesitate to contact us today!