Mosquitoes absolutely love me, and show their love by putting hickey-size bites on my legs and arms every time I have the temerity to wear something short-sleeved, which means they're layering bug bites that I want to scratch on top of a painful, weird-looking sunburn.
But it's not just mosquitoes to worry about when you dine outside. Here's a short list of bugs you might remember trying to steal your food and beer during that disastrous picnic your company had last summer: spiders, ants, aunts (JK, they're not bugs, I just like homophones), fruit flies, moths, bees, bees, and also bees. While it's important that bees don't die out so that I can still buy reasonably priced fruit in the supermarket, I also don't think they need a bite of my ice cream to survive.
And since bugs, like non-bug life forms, enjoy food, it seems strange to me that people bring huge plates of fragrant, delicious food outside, which plays right into the bugs' hands. Do bugs even have hands? Anyway, you know where I can eat a meal in peace, without needing to swat away a fly every 15 seconds? Inside.