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Heat isn’t the only issue we’re dealing with this summer. If you’ve spent any time lounging around outside this year, you should already be familiar with just how buggy it’s been recently. With all these bugs flying around, it’s easily become one of the peskiest summers we’ve had in a while.
From gnats to flies to mosquitos, we’re all looking for ways to keep bugs away from us right now. And, let’s face it, sometimes the best bug sprays simply aren’t enough. And swatting? Sheesh. You might as well teach a shovel how to read before getting that method to work.
Thankfully, Amazon’s got us covered for the rest of the summer by helping us save big on insect repellent hacks of varying methods. See below and get rid of those annoying bugs for good.
1. Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repeller
Turn it on, mosquitos gone. The Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repeller is quite unlike any mosquito repellent we’ve seen before. It creates a 15-foot zone to protect folks around the machine from mosquitos by simply heating up. Using an included compact 12-hour fuel cartridge, heat is made to activate a mat at the top of the device that bugs simply don’t like. Its odorless, smokeless and soundless. What more could you need?
2. Zap It
You’ll get a kick out of this one — or, should we say a hit? The Zap It is the most exciting way to kill bugs in 2021. All you have to do is hold down that activation button and get swingin’. It’s a modern update to the traditional fly swatter by using a 3,500-volt grid to kill bugs the second you hit it. Each Zap It uses triple-layer safety mesh to ensure no accidents occur, too. Why not make it double? The Zap It is also available in a two-pack.
3. BLACK+DECKER Bug Zapper
Zap! The BLACK+DECKER Bug Zapper will protect your yard by luring and killing bugs on the spot with an electric shock. The hue of the light attracts bugs of various shapes and sizes and eventually brings them to their zoom by shocking them. You can hang the lantern or leave it sitting on a surface depending on your preference, too. When the bugs die, they will fall down into a small tray that collects the bodies for easy cleanup.
4. Mosquito Repellent Incense Sticks
Burn baby burn! These mosquito repellent incense sticks will burn for a solid 45 minutes to keep all unwanted bugs away from you when relaxing outside. They use natural, plant-based ingredients so you won’t be polluting the air in any way, either. Meaning, yes, all of the sticks are totally DEET-free and pet-friendly.
5. Tealight Citronella Candles
The oldest trick in the book. Citronella candles. We don’t really have to explain these to you because we’re sure you’ve used a citronella candle at least once in your life. What we love about these though is just how many there are. Place them all over your backyard and rid those suckers for good!