These items can help ward off unwanted critters.

Alex Loh
May 20, 2020
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Between the gorgeous weather and fresh summer produce, now's the perfect time to break out your grill and enjoy a backyard barbecue. And while the delicious smells of Herb-Grilled Chicken Frites or Grilled Steak with Chimichurri may draw in your family members, your yummy meal may also attract some unwanted critters.

To combat those pesky flies and mosquitoes from landing on your plate or in your drink, we found these five products meant to keep the bugs away. (P.S.- For extra bug-proofing, consider planting some of these mosquito- and bug-repelling plants in pots on your patio. We love these extra-large, 20" ones from Target, $25.)

To Keep Your Drinks Bug-Free

There's nothing worse than going to take a sip of your wine or soda and realizing there's a bug in your glass. Luckily, these drink covers from Etsy will help keep any critters away.

Drink Cover Ups
$15.00
Beverage Buddee Can Cover
$9.00

To Keep Your Food Bug-Free

With these food covers, you won't have to keep swatting away flies every few seconds. These covers come in various shapes to protect that bowl of potato salad, platter of chicken or fruit pie.

Charles Viancin Poppy Lid in Red
$12.00
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Bed Bath & Beyond
15.7" Steel Food Dome - Sun Squad
$10.00
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Target
Amscan Patriotic 12" Food Cover (Set of 3)
$17.00
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Wayfair