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Warm temperatures call for dips in the kiddie pool, backyard lounges and pupsicles. It’s all fun and games (literally) until those pesky, bloodsucking mosquitoes turn your summer motto from, “sun’s out, buns out” to “sun’s out, bugs out.”
While mosquito bites are typically more of an expected inconvenience than anything for us, they pose a greater threat to our furry friends. 
Mosquito bites can cause allergic reactions, heartworm disease and West Nile virus in dogs. Although rare, mosquito bites can also cause Eastern Equine Encephalitis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. 
While there are plenty of commercial mosquito repellents on the market, some contain chemicals that aren’t safe for your dog. (And don’t even think of trying to use human mosquito spray on your four-legged friend, as the two most common ingredients, DEET and Picaridin, are toxic to pups.) 
Related: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Happy and Safe Summer for You and Your Dog
We’ve come up with a list of seven natural ways you can keep mosquitoes away and your pup safe this summer.
Typical pesticide sprays contain harsh chemicals that can be toxic to dogs. A great alternative is a natural product that is animal-friendly and gets the job done, like Wondercide Natural Flea and Tick Yard Garden Spray.
Wondercide’s backyard spray contains plant-based ingredients proven to be safe for dogs, cats, and humans! The ingredient that really packs a punch is cedar oil, which kills and repels pests, acting as both a preventative and treatment.
It can be applied to outdoor areas like gardens, flowers, lawns and patios. All you need to do is use it twice within 2-10 days to maintain a pest-free backyard.
Price: Starting at $39.99
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Candles can be a great way to keep mosquitos away and add a bit of a nice touch to your backyard. 
This mosquito-repellent soy candle from Murphy’s contains zero toxins, preservatives or chemical additives. It’s made entirely of natural, organic ingredients. This candle contains essential oils with mosquito repelling properties.
To ensure the utmost safety for your pup, only burn candles in an outside area that that is within your sight and in a location safe for you and your dog. And never leave a candle unattended.
Price: Starting at $9.45
Equip your furry with a small but useful accessory that will keep mosquitoes away.
The Only Natural Pet EasyDefense Flea, Tick and Mosquito Dog Collar Tag contains no pesticides or chemicals but helps repel mosquitoes and other pests. 
This metal tag uses frequencies to create a natural barrier that will annoy insects. Once attached to your dog’s collar, it becomes fully effective within three weeks and lasts for a year. Your dog can enjoy living bite-free as long as she’s wearing her collar or has it close by if removed. 
Price: Starting at $54.99
Human insect repellent products contain an ingredient that is severely toxic to dogs. So, it’s important to never use these on them (or around them if you suspect they might lick you).
To protect your furry friend from getting bitten by mosquitoes left and right, get him his very own insect repellent. And better yet, an all-natural one!
Dug & Bitch’s Organic All-Natural Insect Repellent for Dogs is made of organic neem oil, peppermint and lemon essential oils that will certainly get those mosquitoes to stop bugging your pup when she’s outside.
Just make sure when applying to avoid eyes and ears. You can spray on your dog’s coat, but near her face, spray on your hands and then rub on face, ears and neck.
Price: $15
Related: How to Protect Your Dog From Fleas, Ticks and Mosquitoes This Summer
If you’ve ever wanted a reason to begin gardening, now’s your chance! 
Plants like peppermint, lavender, rosemary basil, catnip, citrosum and lemon balm naturally repel mosquitoes. These are safe for dogs, so you won’t have to worry about what might happen if your dog ends up chewing on them.
Do not grow plants such as citronella, varieties of marigolds, geraniums and garlic plants since they are toxic to dogs. 
A female mosquito can lay anywhere between 100-400 eggs on water, and it only takes two days for those eggs to become larvae. Yikes!
Eliminate the chance of mosquitoes breeding and invading your backyard by cleaning or covering standing water, as it’s what they need to survive.
Areas to cover include untended pools, clogged rain gutters, bird baths, kiddie pools, buckets and dog bowls.
A bug repellent shirt keeps your sweet pooch safe from mosquitoes all the while looking stylish.
Paikka’s UV sun protectant and bug repellent dog shirt not only helps with pests but also harmful U rays. 
In nature, a zebra’s stripes keep it safe from bugs due to the fact that some bugs are confused by the pattern. It also has UV protection ( UPF 50+) to shield your dog from the sun. 
It’s machine washable and dries quickly.
Price: Starting at $40
Yvonne Villasenor is an Orange County, Calif-based freelance writer. She can often be found watching creature features, swooning over dogs on the internet or playing with her Chihuahuas.

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