It’s a well-known (and somewhat accepted) fact that the trade-off for glorious summer is pests: Mosquitoes and moths come in through the screen door, fruit flies swarm over berries in the kitchen, and your rustic cottage rental may come with a few mice. Luckily, there are a few well-designed tools to help keep unwanted creatures at bay. Stock these five things in your arsenal for a (mostly) pest-free summer and beyond.
Bonus: We also like these Flyaway Sticks by NYC-based Madison James, available via Terrain. Dipped in essential oils that “repel unwanted guests,” they’re stored in a bag sewn by the Kentucky Amish.