Debunking Mosquito Repelling Methods

Author: Mosquito Squad of Melbourne-Port Saint Lucie

Every summer across the U.S. backyards hosts many gatherings; from small dinner parties to big BBQ bashes. But one thing that always seems to make it to the party are mosquitoes, even with those citronella candles and tiki torches, or the mosquito coils, they find themselves invited for the meal. Don’t let silly mosquito repellent gimmicks fool you this summer! We’re here to debunk the mosquito repelling myths of citronella candles, mosquito coils, mosquito wristbands and mosquito bracelets.

Mosquito Repellent Method One: Citronella Candles

Citronella candles are made with a citrus essential oil that is known to repel mosquitoes. Unfortunately, the candle is typically too small to be powerful enough to repel the mosquitoes in your entire yard. You’re also risking guests that have asthmatic tendencies that the citronella candle aggravates, not good!

Mosquito Repellent Method Two: Mosquito Coils

A mosquito coil is designed to work as an incense, you light it on fire, blow the flame out, and it continues to smoke throughout the evening. The only downfall to these mosquito coils is that you’re not supposed to inhale the smoke, so you have to keep them at a distance, potentially not even protecting you and your loved ones from the mosquitoes that venture into your yard!

Mosquito Repellent Method Three: Mosquito Wristbands

Mosquito wristbands are a wearable mosquito repellent that is impregnated with peppermint oil, a natural resource for repelling mosquitoes. The only default to these wristbands is that they only cover your wrists and potentially your arms. The peppermint oil isn’t powerful enough to create a barrier for the entire body.

Mosquito Repellent Method Four: Mosquito Zapping Rackets

Although somewhat fun, these mosquito rackets take a lot of work to run around zapping every mosquito you see in mid-air. You’ll be working all night to keep the mosquitoes at bay from your family and friends! Not a good way to enjoy your backyard get-together.

Mosquito Squad of Melbourne-Port Saint Lucie has a proven mosquito control that will protect you by eliminating 85-90% of adult mosquitoes on contact with our barrier treatment and will prevent mosquito eggs from hatching with our prevention treatment. Our goal is to keep your family and friends protected from mosquitoes this summer!

Give us a call to start discussing your mosquito control needs at (772) 571-4015. We’ll help you fight the bite!