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iVillage: 10 Ways to Keep Mosquitos Out of Your Yard

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Become A Barbecue Ninja

To save the backyard barbecue, throw sage and rosemary on the hot coals. According to home and garden experts at BrightNest, “mosquitos hate these plants and will stay away.” As a bonus, the herbs will add a nice smell to your outdoor shindig. Replace outdoor lights with yellow bulbs, which are less attractive to mosquitos. Products such as tiki torches and lanterns will keep the pests away from the immediate area where you’re dining al fresco. For outdoor structures, consider adding sheer fabric or mosquito netting to the cover the area where you’re sitting. Repair any holes in mesh window screens and doors to prevent mosquitos from coming inside your home.

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