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Get Rid Of Mosquitos During Your Backyard BBQ!!


Mosquitos are a part of life, especially during the summer months. While it's impossible to completely get rid of mosquitoes, there are some things you can do to keep them from ruining your backyard BBQ. Here's what I've found works:

Spray It Up

When you're planning your backyard barbecue, it's important to remember that mosquitoes aren't the only pests that will be out in full force. You need to take steps to protect yourself from other bugs as well.

If you plan on enjoying a few beers in the backyard with your friends, then it's probably best not to spray yourself with bug spray that contains DEET (the chemical found in most insect repellents). DEET can be toxic if ingested or absorbed through sensitive areas of skin like underarms and groin areas. If this happens accidentally, call Poison Control immediately at 1-800-222-1222 or go straight to an emergency room! It's also important not spray children or pets with these products because their livers cannot break down certain chemicals like DEET like adults can do effortlessly...

Spray It Up!

Spray Up: This is my favorite way of keeping mosquitos away from myself when I'm outside during peak mosquito season months like June through September here in Maryland where summers are hot but winters remain mild enough so we still have plenty left over year round breeding grounds nearby wetlands which provide perfect breeding conditions for these bloodthirsty creatures..."

Use a bug zapper

A bug zapper is a device that attracts and kills mosquitoes, flies and other insects. It works by attracting bugs with UV light and then shocking them with electricity. This can be done by placing the bug zapper near where you're having your BBQ or picnic so that it's not in the way of your guests. You can also hang them from trees or walls if you want to get creative!

If you decide on using one of these devices, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Make sure that the product has an electrical current rating of at least 15 amps (amps). This will ensure that it won't short circuit when many bugs are attracted at once; however if there aren't many insects around then this won't matter much because less power will be needed overall anyway.* Consider buying one with built-in features such as an insect collection tray which collects dead bodies instead of letting them fall onto surfaces where they might bother people later on.* Choose models without lights since those would attract even more unwanted guests than just having bright lights shining down upon us all night long!

Light a citronella candle

One of the best ways to keep mosquitoes away is by lighting a citronella candle. A citronella candle will not only make your backyard look pretty, but it will also keep those pesky little bugs away! Citronella candles are easy to light and they smell great too! You can use them inside or outside, during the evening or at night.

Hang up some mosquito netting

One of the simplest ways to keep mosquitoes away from your backyard BBQ is to hang up some mosquito netting. Mosquito netting is available at most hardware stores and can be purchased for under $10. Hanging it up before you start cooking will help prevent any unwanted guests from ruining your feast, but there are a few things to keep in mind when hanging up this type of barrier:

  • Hang it at least 2 feet off the ground so that no animals can get under it (like cats).

  • Make sure that there are no holes or gaps in between where they're stapled together; otherwise, mosquitoes will still be able to get through them! You'll also want them wide enough so nothing bigger than an average-sized bug can fit through either side--mosquitoes aren't huge insects but they do have wingspans worth keeping an eye on!

There are lots of ways to keep mosquitoes away at your backyard BBQ

Mosquitoes are annoying, but they can also be dangerous. These pests carry diseases that can ruin your party and even harm your pets or children. If you're planning a backyard BBQ and want to enjoy yourself without any unwanted guests, here's how to keep mosquitoes away from your party:

  • Use repellents. There are many different kinds of repellents available -- some natural and some man-made -- so be sure that whichever one you choose is appropriate for the number of people attending the event (and their ages).

  • Stay indoors as much as possible during peak mosquito hours (usually early evening). This will reduce their chances of biting anyone at all! You might consider setting up tables indoors as well if they don't have shade coverage outside; this way everyone has access to food without leaving them unprotected against bites by insects like flies or bees.*


If you're looking to have a fun backyard BBQ, then we hope these tips will help you out. It can be frustrating when you're trying to enjoy the outdoors and get eaten alive by mosquitoes. But with these easy solutions, you can relax and enjoy your time with family and friends without having to worry about bug bites!