ENTERTAINING friends and family outdoors in the warm summer air at this time of year is a real treat.
Steaks are sizzling on the barbie, salads adorn the table, music lingers in the background – and then a family of uninvited guests appear: mozzies.
To ensure your social events are pest free, we give you the buzz from Thermacell, Waxworks, Bite Shield and Gecko.
Top products for warding off mosquitoes this season
1. The Thermacell Mini Halo Repeller
This high-tech insect repeller provides a 21m square zone of protection from mozzies.
It has no messy sprays, lotions or open flames – simply turn it on.
Compact and stylish it comes in blue or green.
2. The Waxworks Citronella Tribal Drum Candle
Free from harsh chemicals, it is safe and stylish featuring a tribal print.
The candle contains citronella essential oil, creating a natural barrier, and features 24 hours of burn time and a wind resistant wick.
3. The Bite Shield Wristband pack of 6
This natural personal insect repellent is targeted towards active adults on the go and children alike.
Worn around the wrist or ankle, the band repels mozzies and flying biting insects for up to 48 hours.
They are non-toxic and waterproof, ideal for outdoor activities including camping, fishing, picnics, sports and barbecues.
4. The Gecko 25w Lantern Insect Zapper
The attractive lantern can be hung or placed on flat surfaces and features a 23m radius of heat that attracts and zaps pests.
With a self-cleaning vertical grid and catcher tray, the only mess you will need to worry about is the leftovers of a great night outdoors.