Mosquitoes are poised to be the biggest party crashers of the summer.
Janice Parker, a landscape architect in New York and Greenwich, Conn., believes that “the best bug protection is on yourself.” She recommends repellent bracelets and herbal scents sprayed on ankles, feet and even hats. “You can use something like rosemary spray on a tablecloth, and it’s a pleasant smell that I like better than citronella,” she says. (Strosniders sells a No Natz spray with rosemary and other essential oils.) She also suggests throwing some fresh rosemary on your grill when cooking. Another piece of advice that should be obvious: Don’t wear a perfume that smells like flowers.
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