Summer BBQs would be a lot more fun if you weren’t constantly swatting pesky mosquitoes away from your arms and legs. Here, five of the best products for banishing those blood-thirsty little bugs. 

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REPEL LEMON-EUCALYPTUS INSECT REPELLENT SPRAY

It’s DEET-free and it works for up to six hours. It also doesn’t make your whole bod smell like chemicals. A win-win. 

$9; ems.com

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EVERGREEN RESEARCH INSECT REPELLING SUPERBAND

There’s a reason these guys are sold by the 400-count. This DEET-free, non-toxic wristband is infused with a special blend of natural insect repelling oils and lasts for up to 200 hours. (FYI, seal them in plastic baggie after opening and you’ll extend the life even more.) 

$1; safetycompany.com

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THERMACELL MOSQUITO REPELLENT PEST CONTROL OUTDOOR LANTERN

This battery-operated lamp creates a 15-by-15-foot zone of protection against mosquitoes and other biting bugs. It’s also not the ugliest thing you’ve ever put on your patio, which means you can set a few out without disrupting the decor. 

$25; amazon.com

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BITE SHIELD CITRONELLA AND GERANIOL CANDLE

The plant-derived scent found in Geraniol actually works five times better than Citronella. Put the two together and mosquitoes won’t know what hit ‘em.

$20; amazon.com

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NATGEO INSECT SHIELD LONG-SLEEVED TEE

Your best defense against annoying mosquitoes is a long-sleeved shirt--especially one that comes infused with bug spray. (Seriously, it’s woven into the fabric.)

$43; craghoppers.com

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