Place your fire pit on a level surface, in a wide open space. It should be at least 15 feet from any buildings, garden structures, trees with low-hanging branches and log piles.
The safest firepits are powered by propane or natural gas. These fire pits (or firebowls) are made from safe, durable materials.
Herbs like sage and rosemary naturally repel mosquitoes. As does eucalyptus bark; it contains an active ingredient called eucalyptol, which is a popular natural insect repellent.