It’s summertime, and mosquitoes are in full force. Whether you are outside during the day or looking for some relief from the heat at night, these pesky bugs can ruin your experience. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help to keep them away. We have put together this article with information on how to stay protected from mosquitoes at night outside.

Bug Spray

For starters, you can try wearing some bug spray. This is the best way to prevent getting bitten by mosquitoes when outside at night. It’s also nice because it protects your skin with sunscreen so that you don’t get burned while trying to avoid these flying pests. Remember to apply this before going out and not during the day, or else it may come off easily in a sweat if absorbed quickly rather than rubbing into your skin.


Another way to keep mosquitoes away is by lighting citronella candles. It’s good to have these on hand when you go outside at night so that they can help repel the bugs. There are also some other types of candles that contain natural oils with a pleasant scent like lavender or lemongrass oil which will do the same thing. Just remember not to light them all around your yard because it may give off more smoke than mosquitos repelling chemicals if burning too many simultaneously. If you want something more robust, try putting it outdoors, also nice because of mosquito traps.

Wet Towels

Some people swear by the old-fashioned way of simply hanging a wet towel around your neck or wearing it as a headband. This might be an effective deterrent because mosquitoes don’t like to walk on moist surfaces, but keep in mind that this does not protect you 100%. It may also leave moisture marks on your clothing which could look less than desirable depending upon what you are wearing. If all else fails, try getting yourself one of those bug zappers and hang them up outside for everyone to enjoy the summer night air without having to worry about bugs biting at their ankles.

Body Heat

If you aren’t a fan of any of these options and want to try something else, we still have some tips up our sleeves for you. You can always use your body heat against mosquitoes because they don’t like it. For example, if you are outside wearing short shorts or skirts with bare legs where the sun is hitting them directly, this creates more warmth in those areas, making mosquitos swarm towards them instead. This may seem counterintuitive, but having less exposed skin around the ankles and feet is what keeps it away from bites there as well. It also helps keep their attention on higher parts of your clothing so that you won’t get bitten either. If anything, though, at night when it’s cooler outside, this technique will not work quite well.

Pest Control

If your mosquito problem is getting out of hand, call a local company like The Mosquito Masters. They can spray for the pests around your home to get rid of them completely. 

There are many different ways that you can keep yourself protected from mosquitoes at night outside. These tips will undoubtedly help you stay bite-free so that the rest of your summer fun isn’t ruined.