LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It's summer! You want to hang out outside, but that's where the mosquitoes are!

Don't let those pesky bugs ruin your good time. Create an arsenal of items to help deter them from joining your party. Some strategically placed candles, plants and even a quick, DIY mosquito trap may help to make your gathering less pleasant for the small uninvited guests.

For instructions on the DIY Mosquito Trap, go to

Another way to help deter mosquitos is to plant plants that smell like lemon. Here is a list of great scent varieties:

  • Lemon Verbena
  • Citronella Geranium
  • Lemon Grass
  • Lemon Balm