What candles are good for mosquitoes?
Mosquito Candles We Reviewed:
- Cutter Citro Guard Candle.
- Just Makes Scents Soy Citronella Candle.
- Coleman Citronella Outdoor Lantern.
- W4W Mosquito Repellent Coils.
Thereof, are mosquito candles effective?
The article explains that products with a citronella base are only effective as a mosquito repellent for about two hours, because the oils rapidly evaporate. “In most cases, a citronella candle is only going to contain a 5% concentration of citronella or less."
Also, do citronella candles really keep mosquitoes away? In areas of limited air movement, the citronella can keep mosquitoes away. However, according to NDSU, the candles, and other citronella-emitting devices, have been shown to be ineffective in open areas.
Accordingly, do regular candles repel mosquitoes?
Scented candles do not kill or harm mosquitoes. They are simply designed to repel them while the candle is burning. Most scented candles use citronella oil to repel mosquitoes. Scented candles made from citronella oil will be more effective on some species of mosquito than others, though.
What really works to keep mosquitoes away?
Light candles or lanterns. You can help keep mosquitoes away from your patio and porch by lighting candles or lanterns that contain one or more essential oils known to repel mosquitoes. These oils include citronella, clove, cedarwood, lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary, lemongrass, and geraniol.