Annoying little suckers aren't they? These winged nuisances already suck the fun out of summer, (literally) and with all the humidity in the air, we're basically juicy blood bags in a nest of vampires. Fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself from the mass of minuscule leach flies and while you can't eliminate all, you can repel enough to enjoy the weekend. Here are some tips to help keep the mosquitoes at bay.

1). USE PLENTY OF BUG SPRAY

2). Keep your yard maintenance under control

3). Line your deck/porches with fans

Draining any standing water as well as lighting citronella candles have also proved to be somewhat effective in some cases but have fallen short other times. These three tips will help you keep those pesky parasites away so the only thing you have to worry about are the burgers on your grill.