Summer may be the most fun time of the year, but it comes with a downside.
A relaxing evening sitting in the backyard sipping a glass of chardonnay can go downhill fast if you haven’t taken any precautions against flying, buzzing, stinging pests. Here are some weapons you might want to add to your arsenal in the battle against these unwelcome pests.
The Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Lantern is a welcome addition to any yard. The battery-powered lantern uses Allethrin as the active ingredient and has a butane cartridge that will keep a 15×15 foot area free of bloodsucking mosquitos. The downside: it can get expensive, as you’ll have the cartridge, insect repellent mats, and batteries to replace.
If you harbor particularly intense ill will toward backyard intruders, the Executioner might be for you. Not just a fly swatter, but a battery-powered bug zapper racket that promises hours of vicious fun. It gets high marks from customers on Amazon, and there’s a larger “pro” version available for an additional $10.
If you want to go further afield rather than remain huddled in the 15×15 safe space offered by the Thermacell, get yourself a bottle of Sawyer Products Premium Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent. You apply the spray to clothing rather than your skin, and then relax with the confidence that comes from knowing ticks, chiggers, mites, and mosquitos will find you unpalatable. Better yet, it’s effective for six washings and doesn’t harm your clothing or make it smell.
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