These Five Mosquito Repellers Are Taking Over Amazon—and They're Actually Attractive
Why is it that the maintenance items your garden needs most often look like they belong hidden in the shed? While most must-have gardening tools can be tucked away when not in use, things like bug repellers have to be left out in the open in order to work best. And these essentials aren't the best sight for sore eyes; they're usually clunky, and when placed near a beautiful garden, they pose a serious distraction.
But lately, Amazon's Movers and Shakers page, where its most-sold items of the moment are featured, has highlighted a few insect repellers that are actually okay to look at—even pretty. Some of these models are made to resemble beautiful lanterns, and they can seemingly blend in to the outdoor aesthetic you've created. The style is great for porches because in addition to providing pest protection, they also emit light.
Below, you can shop some of Amazon's best-selling mosquito repellers that would actually look good in your garden. Prices start at just $15.
Cokit Electric Bug Zapper
With the ability to zap mosquitoes up to 400 feet away, the Cokit zapper is perfect for big gardens that need extra protection. It's designed to lure bugs in by using a UV lamp rather than toxic or chemical repellents. Shoppers say the zapper is completely silent and works like a charm both indoors or outside. Plus, it's portable and would be a great addition to a family camping trip or adventure to the lake.
Shop now: Cokit Electric Bug Zapper, $32.99, amazon.com.
Thermacell Cambridge Mosquito Repellent Patio Shield Lantern
You won't be able to tell that this is a repeller thanks to the lantern's discreet, classic design. It can be placed on patio tables or hung on porch railings for added ambiance, all while providing 15 feet of protection. This repeller is a worry-free option for those who struggle with assembly and upkeep because you don't have to add any fuel, liquid, or fire for it to work.
Shop Now: Thermacell Cambridge Mosquito Repellent Patio Shield Lantern, $29.97 (was $31.49), amazon.com.
Toloco Mosquito Trap
With a near-perfect 4.8-star rating, the Toloco mosquito trap is clearly beloved. For indoor and outdoor use, the only step it requires is the simple press of a button, and your space will be bug-free in no time. "What a lifesaver this device has been," wrote one five-star reviewer. "I've been trying to get rid of mosquitoes in my kitchen forever and a day and this has made all the difference! It really does work."
Shop Now: Toloco Mosquito Trap, $39.79, amazon.com.
Thermacell Patio Shield
Perhaps the sleekest-looking mosquito catcher around, Thermacell's DEET-free patio shield can provide up to 12 hours of bug protection—forget about heavy scents or sticky sprays. One enthusiastic shopper wrote that it "worked so well, I thought my blood chemistry had changed."
Shop Now: Thermacell Patio Shield, $19.99 (was $24.99), amazon.com.
Mosquito Guard Incense Repellent Sticks
If you're looking for something a little less invasive than a repelling device, consider top-rated incense that's made with citronella, lemongrass, rosemary, and essential oils. The unique combination wards off bugs and gives a refreshing and natural aroma to wherever it's placed. Each stick lasts for up to three hours, and 12 come in each pack.
Shop Now: Mosquito Guard Incense Repellent Sticks, $14.95, amazon.com.