Declare independence from bugs, once and for all

Don’t let wasps, mosquitoes, and other bugs impede your July 4th bbqs

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A family enjoys a 4th of July celebration meal together at an outdoor table with lights and streamers in the background

Ah, the sweet smell of summer. The sizzling of the grill, the laughter of friends, and the incessant buzzing of blood-thirsty mosquitoes in your ear. Wait, what? Nothing ruins a good old-fashioned backyard BBQ faster than being ambushed by a squadron of mosquitoes, wasps, and other creepy crawlies.

Invite your friends. Invite your family. But don’t invite the wasps, mosquitoes, and ants to your BBQ. The presence of bugs can quickly turn a pleasant gathering into a nightmare, because let’s be real: nobody wants to be stung, bitten, or have a bug in their food! The solution is all in the prep. Here are the simple steps to have a celebration focused on the good times not the annoying insects.

Your yard is a sanctuary – for you or for the bugs?

Gather, everyone! Whether in the yard or on the patio, yes, you can take steps to repel the pests. One of the most effective ways to keep bugs away is to use Wondercide's repellents for yards. And all of a sudden, your yard and patio become a bug-repelling-force-field for your family and friends, and bonus: the magic is powered by plants. It’s easy to use and can be applied directly to your yard and patio to create a barrier that keeps bugs away. Goodbye mosquitoes, ants, fleas, ticks, and other bothersome bugs.

A woman applying Wondercide Flea & Tick Yard + Garden spray to eliminates bugs in the yard

Wondercide ready-to-use yard sprays are also easy to use. Treat your yard before your next BBQ. The residue is safe for the good bugs like bees too.

You will not be the meal.

Dress to impress (the bugs, that is). When planning your BBQ outfit, forget about fashion trends and focus on survival. Opt for a full-body hazmat suit, complete with a gas mask and mosquito netting. Sure, you might look like you're ready for a hazardous materials cleanup, but at least you'll be protected from the wrath of bugs. Bonus points if you can find a suit with a built-in air conditioning system. Or you could wear Wondercide’s plant-powered insect repellent. That’s the way to keep bugs away. Plus you’ll smell great; great to people, that is, not the bugs. Lemongrass. Rosemary. Peppermint. Cedarwood. You choose. In fact, if you’re the host, place a basket of repellents for your guests. Because going home with a bunch of bug bites isn’t the party favor anyone envisions. Insider tip: Peppermint is naturally cooling so it’s a great choice if the temps are hot.

A woman in a black tank spraying Wondercide Insect Repellent and a platter with two plants and all four scents of the Insect Repellent spray

Wondercide Insect Repllent sprays comes in four fresh scents your family and guests will love. They're lab proven against mosquitoes and ticks.

Everyone loves the food, including the bees.

When it comes to avoiding bees at your BBQ, the last thing you want is your family and friends getting stung. Bees have an uncanny attraction to food and drinks. The best way to protect your gathering and ensuring that the only buzz in the air is from laughter and good conversation, not from those pesky stingers? Have Wondercide’s Wasp & Hornet spray on hand. This plant-powered powerhouse kills wasps, hornet, and yellow jackets, and it’s safe around pets and family when used as directed.

In the battle against bugs at your 4th of July BBQ, remember to arm yourself with laughter, good food, and mosquito-repelling shields. As you grill and chill with your friends and family, let the bugs know who's boss and leave them buzzing in disbelief. With a bug-free BBQ, you'll not only celebrate Independence Day but also claim dominion over the insect kingdom. Cheers to a sizzling, no-buzzing extravaganza!