Cottage-Goer? You Need This Gadget

We've rounded up some buzz-worthy devices that can ward off mosquitos and other little buggers to ensure you have a peaceful (read: itch-free) escape.

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1. Liecho Mosquito Killer Lamp

If you're going to be camping, hiking or taking part in other adventurous outdoor activities this summer, be sure to consider portable devices to ward off bugs. This LED lamp uses 3D biomimetic trapping technology to keep you and your family comfortable. It's portable, easy to carry and easy to clean.

Liecho Mosquito Killer Lamp; Amazon

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2. Neatmaster Ultrasonic Pest Repeller

Pest repeller smart devices may be the answer to your bug dilemma. This repeller uses bionic wave, electromagnetic wave and ultrasonic wave technology to ward off bugs by disturbing their nervous system. You'll find three modes: the green light emits bionic wave for light infestation; the blue light emits electromagnetic wave for medium infestation; and the red light emits ultrasonic wave for high levels of infestation, which is the only one of the three that humans and pets can hear.

Neatmaster Ultrasonic Pest Repeller; Amazon

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3. Ultrasonic Blue Pest Repeller Portable Plug-in Control

Tell bugs to bug off with a smart device like this portable plug-in pest repeller. According to the manufacturer, it uses "high-frequency changeable ultrasounds and vibrations by rotation" which deter pests. They also claim that the device contains "a dual ultrasonic chip for stronger impact to effectively cover up to 1300 sq. ft. (80-120 sq. m). The result will be reached after continuous usage within 3-4 weeks."

Ultrasonic Blue Pest Repeller Portable Plug-in Control; Amazon

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4. Athemo 2 Pack Bug Zapper

This electronic mosquito killer lamp emits ultraviolet rays to attracts pests, which are then electrocuted by the high-voltage power grid. It can be used as a night light, too!

Athemo 2 Pack Bug Zapper; Amazon

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5. Thermacell Armored Portable Mosquito Repeller

This mosquito repeller is a wearable device that you can clip to your belt, so you can stop swatting those annoying bugs while you enjoy outdoor activities. The device creates a powerful invisible barrier against mosquitoes, and features a built-in LED light that monitors performance, and informs you if the fuel or flame goes out.

Thermacell stands by products with a one-year satisfaction guarantee, and a responsive customer service team ready to answer any questions. Thermacell products have been evaluated by the EPA for safety and effectiveness.

Themacell Armored Portable Mosquito Repeller; Amazon

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6. Katchy Indoor Insect Trap

This insect trap uses a UV light to lure in bugs under the fan, which sucks them into super sticky glue boards. It's a solid choice for indoor smart devices that keep bugs from bothering you and your family. But if you do get a bug bite, try one of these natural home remedies.

Katchy Indoor Insect Trap; Amazon

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7. Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repeller

Ideal for when you're entertaining outside, this bug repeller uses proven technology to fight off pests for up to 12 hours at a time. Its highly effective repellent mats turn white when it's time to replace them.

Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repeller; Amazon

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8. LED Bug Repelling Yellow Bulb

This bug repelling bulb is great for those looking for an attractive pest repellent. Mosquitoes, flies and insects are NOT attracted to this 2000K amber light, so you can illuminate your front porch, patio and other outdoor spaces with a warm glow while keeping the pests far away.

LED Bug Repelling Yellow Bulb; Amazon

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9. DOUHE UV Light Electronic Bug Zapper

This bug zapper uses UV light to attract pests. When they come in contact with the high-voltage grids, they'll be electrocuted, saving you from constant swatting while you try to enjoy your yoga practice outdoors.

DOUHE UV Light Electronic Bug Zapper; Amazon

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10. SolaMist Mosquito and Insect Misting System

Keep yourself safe from bugs with SolaMist. It's a 12-gallon portable unit that uses energy from the sun using a 16-watt solar panel to kill mosquitoes, spiders and wasps. The residential system is completely non-toxic and environmentally safe, while the instant spray feature conserves your concentrate.

SolaMist Mosquito and Insect Misting System; Amazon

Next, find out if you have a mosquito bite allergy.

Originally Published on The Family Handyman