Bug spray and picnic lunches don’t mix; that’s why we’re stoked about this Portable Tabletop Mosquito Repeller ($30). It’s about the size of a can of pop, is powered by AA batteries, and you load it with a scent cartridge that contains some essential oils. Then it sits there, and its integrated fan quietly blowing, and the device emits the scent of geranium, peppermint, and lemongrass, which repels mosquitos. Wait, seriously?
Actually, a bunch of plants repel mosquitos, and most of them smell better than bug spray. Cigar smoke works great at repelling mosquitos too, but it also repels most picnic guests. Trust us.