Do Citronella Candles Really Work?

Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes backyard barbecues, pool parties, and lazy afternoons reading under the sun. Unfortunately, it also brings an influx of pesky mosquitoes. While citronella candles have long been touted as the go-to solution, recent studies have shown that they’re actually not so effective in keeping mosquitoes at bay. So, what’s a homeowner to do?

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Citronella Candles

First, let’s look at citronella candles. These candles work by emitting a scent that mosquitoes are said to find unappealing. However, the effectiveness of the scent can be dependent on weather conditions, like wind and humidity, and the size of the area you’re trying to protect. Studies have shown that citronella candles only provide a limited range of protection, and it’s likely that you’ll need several candles burning simultaneously in different areas of your yard to achieve any significant effect.

No More Mosquito nozzle spraying insecticide in yard

A Permanent Solution

Unlike citronella candles, our system creates a long-lasting barrier around your yard that mosquitoes can’t penetrate. The system works by spraying tiny amounts of a mosquito-repelling solution around your yard at regular intervals, usually at dawn and dusk. The solution is safe for humans, pets, and plants, and it won’t harm beneficial insects like bees and butterflies. The chemical used in misting systems and yard fog treatments (pyrethrins) are derived from chrysanthemum flowers, which is safe for all the fur babies, and kids! With No More Mosquito Misting System, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your yard is protected against mosquitoes all summer long.

What’s The Difference?

Insect repellents (like citronella candles) are a popular option, but did you know that they simply confuse mosquitoes and hinder their ability to smell the carbon dioxide and lactic acids that attract them to you? So, you may be wondering, what’s a more effective solution? Insecticides, my friend. Not only do they kill on contact, but they also repel those blood-sucking devils at the same time. 

Enjoy Your Yard this Summer

While citronella candles may seem like an easy and affordable solution to keep mosquitoes away, they may not be as effective as you think. Investing in a No More Mosquito Misting System is a great way to create a long-lasting, customizable barrier around your yard that mosquitoes can’t penetrate. With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to consider making the switch and start enjoying your outdoor spaces mosquito-free.

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