7 Creative Bug-Repellent Products for Your Outdoor Space

updated Jul 13, 2020
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Enjoying the great outdoors is one of the best parts of summer. From barbecuing to camping to simply sipping patio cocktails, there’s nothing better than spending time outside. But no matter how hard we try to create the perfect outdoor oasis, there’s always a few pesky guests who always show up uninvited, like mosquitoes and other bugs. Thankfully, there are quite a few products that can help keep unwanted pests out of the party. Below, we’ve rounded up seven of the best bug repellents that are as clever as they are effective. 

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1. Madison James Flyaway Sticks

We’re totally obsessed with these clever flyaway sticks. Made with clove, geranium, Texas cedar, citronella, and other natural ingredients, the delightfully scented sticks keep bugs at bay without harming local populations of bees. Even better, the charming eco-friendly packaging makes them cute enough to give as a hostess gift. 

Buy: Madison James Flyaway Sticks, $38

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2. Neatmaster Pest Repeller Electronic Plug-In

For pests of all kinds, try this ultrasonic repeller, which plugs into any wall socket and gives off bionic, electromagnetic, and ultrasonic waves that send critters running. With three settings, this repeller drives everything from mice to mosquitos away from your space.

Buy: Neatmaster Pest Repeller Electronic Plug-In, $30

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3. Hanging Bubble Glass Citronella Candle

Want a bug repellent that’s so pretty it can double as table decor? This bubble glass citronella candle comes in five chic colors that you’ll want to place all around your outdoor space.

Buy: Hanging Bubble Glass Citronella Candle, $18

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4. Mosquito Repellent Shield Lantern

Providing a 15-foot zone of protection, this shield lantern doubles as a bug repellent and a light. Easily portable, it’s especially great for camping.

Buy: Mosquito Repellent Shield Lantern, $35

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5. Mosquito-Repellent Bracelets

Forget those sticky sprays! These genius bug-repellent bracelets, made with natural ingredients like citronella and lemongrass, can be slipped onto the wrist for on-the-go pest protection. They’re also waterproof, so you can wear them on boats or while swimming in a buggy lake.

Buy: Mosquito-Repellent Bracelets, $18

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6. Thermacell Patio Shield

Another great option for larger spaces is this patio shield, which is available in four fun colors (we’re partial to the green). The inconspicuous shield creates a 15-foot mosquito-free zone without deet or open flames and protects your space for up to 12 hours.

Buy: Thermacell Patio Shield, $25

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7. Eco-Treat Outdoor Pest Control Spray

To prevent bugs from ever infesting your outdoor space, try this pet-friendly pest spray. We love that this spray doesn’t use any harsh chemicals, so you can spray your space and immediately enjoy being outdoors without waiting for it to dry. Attach directly to a hose and spray your whole yard, up to 5,000 square feet. So long, ‘skeetos!

Buy: Eco-Treat Outdoor Pest Control Spray, $35

This post originally appeared on Apartment Therapy. See it here: The Best Bug-Repellent Products for Your Outdoor Space