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  1. Lavender- mosquitoes hate the smell of lavender. So rub some lavender essential oil on exposed skin next time you are outside
  2. Rosemary on the fire- The aroma of rosemary repels mosquitoes. So add some to the fire pit or throw some on the BBQ.
  3. Eat more Garlic- The garlic with slowly be released from your pores acting like a barrier against mosquitoes and vampires.
  4. Eliminate standing water- standing water is where they lay their eggs. Getting rid of standing water will help cut down the number of mosquitoes around
  5. Citronella Candles- Put them everywhere!

The various items you can collect are innumerable. Below are a number of items that men — both young and old alike — have collected for generations. With collectibles, it’s almost always more fun (and valuable) to collect vintage and antique items rather than new items, because new items aren’t rare or unique. If something piques your interest, start some research and dig in!

  • Alcohol (rare beer, whiskey, wine, etc.)
  • Antique shaving supplies
  • Art
  • Autographs
  • Badges (police, firemen, etc.)
  • Beer cans/brewery collectibles
  • Board games
  • Books
  • Business cards
  • Campaign buttons
  • Casino chips
  • Challenge coins
  • Cigar bands
  • Cigar boxes
  • Clocks
  • Coin banks
  • Coins
  • Cologne bottles
  • Comics
  • Die-cast models (cars, farm equipment, military vehicles, etc.)
  • Drink coasters
  • Fishing lures
  • Foreign money
  • Fossils
  • Fountain pens
  • Guns
  • Hats
  • Journals
  • Keychains
  • Keys
  • License plates
  • Lighters
  • Lunch boxes
  • Magazines
  • Maps/globes
  • Marbles
  • Matchbooks
  • Mugs
  • Musical instruments
  • Neckties/bowties
  • Oil cans
  • Patches
  • Photographs
  • Playing cards
  • Pocketknives
  • Postcards
  • Posters (concert, movie, etc.)
  • Records
  • Smoking pipes
  • Souvenir spoons
  • Sports cards
  • Sports memorabilia
  • Tin signs/advertisements
  • Tools
  • Toys
  • Stamps
  • Watches