Insect-Repelling Decor for an Itch-Free Summer

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Ah, summer. Pool parties, buzz, barbecues, b_uzz,_ and general outdoor fun, BUZZ. That sound is the inevitable buzzkill of the season. If you're like us, you're itching already simply thinking about the change in the weather. But don't settle on spending all summer in a hazmat suit just yet — there are a wide variety of items out there to keep bugs away. And surprisingly, some of them are really cute!

1. Terrain Ocean Citronella Jar Candle, $16

Hang a few of these citronella candles over your outdoor dining table and bring your guests to dinner like a moth to a flame ... but without any moths.

2. World Market Woven Food Domes (set of two), $39.98

Set up a delicious and beautiful outdoor buffet without having to hover nearby and swat away flies. Live the dream.

3. Wayfair Love Bracket Torch, $43.99

Not all torches have to be of the tiki variety. Add a citronella candle to one of these metal torches to light a bug-free path.

4. Flowerhouse Teardrop Hammock, $165.99

While this tented hammock isn't totally enclosed, it will offer more protection than one swinging out in the open.

5. Madison James Flyaway Sticks, $38

These flyaway sticks are like giant, citrus-smelling incense wands. Not only do they smell and look nice, they'll also keep annoying bugs away without harming local bees.

6. Mrs. White's Unstung Hero Natural Anti-Mosquito Eau de Cologne, $38

Spray this lemon tea-scented mosquito repelling eau de cologne on everything from your body to your tablecloth and other linens for a smell that says "GTFO, flies" — in the most Martha Stewart-y way possible.

7. Vornado Whole Room Air Circulator Floor Fan, $149.99

Blow 'em away and keep cool at the same time because as it turns out, mosquitos aren't that great at flying.

8. Hearth & Hand Terracotta Citronella Candle, $16.99

Leave it to Chip and Joanna to create a citronella candle that's actually drop-dead cute.


Sara Nachlis is a multimedia writer and editor living in Los Angeles by way of Long Beach, CA. Did you know Sublime is from there?

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