Best Mosquito Coil & Incense Sticks

This round-up article highlights some of the best mosquito coil and incense sticks available in the market to help deter the blood-sucking and disease carrying pest.

Mosquito coils and sticks (and even mosquito candles) are relatively cheap, easy to set-up and use,  and each one can burn for a few hours, providing lasting protection. They also provides a wide coverage which is ideal for outdoor area.

1S C Johnson OFF Mosquito Coil Check Price
2PIC C412 Mosquito Repellent Coil Check Price
3Mosquito Repellent Incense Sticks by Vibrant Essence Check Price
4Hoont Citronella Natural Mosquito Repellent Incense Sticks Check Price
5Hoont Citronella Mosquito Repellent Tea light Candles Check Price

Note: Avoid burning mosquito coils indoors (esp in enclosed area) as they may pose serious health risks as the particles released from a single mosquito coil is equivalent of up to 137 cigarettes.

Here are the advantages and disadvantages of using mosquito coils and sticks:

Pros of using mosquito coil & stick
  • Relatively cheap
  • Easy to set up
  • Portable (compared to electronic repellents)
  • Great for outdoor use to cover large area
  • Good alternative to spray
Cons of using Ant Bait
  • Inhaling too much is bad for health
  • Produces burning smell
  • Doesn’t provide 100% protection

1) S C Johnson OFF Mosquito Coil (Patio & Deck)

The mosquito coil by S C Johnson is designed for outdoor use, they are idea for use in patios, backyard and porches. The repellent effect works pretty fast and we suggest burning 2 to 4 at once for full coverage outdoor.

Each coil can last for up to 4 hours and provides protection of up to 100 sq ft coverage.

It uses active ingredient of trans allethrin and are a great alternative from messy, smelly and sticky mozzie repellent spray to protecting you and your family.

  • Good quality
  • Burns for a long time
  • Long lasting coverage (4 hrs per coil)
  • Wide coverage (Up to 100 sq ft)

2) PIC C412 Mosquito Repellent Coils

The PIC C412 Mosquito Repellent Coil is proven to effectively repel mozzies and other flying pests and bugs. Each pack includes 2 stands and 4 mosquito repellent coils, and each coil can burn for 5 to 7 hours.

As with other mosquito coils, it is designed for outdoor use (ie patios, porches). For best results, set-up 1 coil every 10 feet around the area for best coverage.

  • Lasting burning (5 – 7 hrs per coil)
  • Coil stand provided
  • Slightly on the pricier side of mozzie coil
  • Quality of stand can be improved

3) All Natural Mozzie Repellent Incense Sticks by Vibrant Essence

Mosquito Repellent stick is an ideal alternative to mosquito coils and is even easier to set-up (simply stick it into soil, plant pots or the glass patch).

This Mosquito Repellent incense stick by Vibrant Essence features natural, non toxic and chemical free formula. It contains no DEET but uses a blend of plant-based essential oils to deter mosquitoes.

Each repellent incense stick is 16” long and can burn for up to 2.5 hours.

Place stick at 10-foot intervals between each other at a few feet around you for best coverage.

  • DEET-free and non-toxic
  • Lasting burn (2.5 hrs)
  • Works on mosquitoes, flies & other flying bugs
  • Money back guarantee

Note: As with anything burning, keep incense sticks away from kids and pets, and keep away from flammable substances and objects.

4) Hoont Citronella 11” Natural Mosquito Repellent Incense Sticks

The Hoont Citronella Repellent Incense stick is fomulated using all natural plant-based ingredients that effectively repels mosquitos. It is 100% DEET-free and are made with highly concentrated essential oils using great distilling methods that make its repelling properties effective.

  • Made with plant based ingredients
  • DEET-free & Non-toxic
  • Uses natural bamboo wood
  • Scent of citronella
  • Each stick burns for 1 hr

>> Bonus

5) Hoont Citronella Mosquito Repellent Tea light Candles (Lemon Aroma)

The Hoont Citronella tea light mosquito repellent candle contains 100% plant-based ingredients, using highly concentrated essential oils to effective keep mozzies away.

Each candle can burn for up to 4 hours, and emits a light and pleasant lemon aroma/ scent.

  • Lasting burn (each candle lasts up to 4 hrs)
  • Natural and chemical-free
  • Lemon aroma
  • Adds ambiance to the area
  • Fits perfectly in typical candle holders

[May: One thing we really like about Mosquito candles as an outdoor mosquito repellent method is that it adds ambiance while protecting the area.]

Portable Coil Holder


Mosquito repellent coils and sticks are very popular mozzie repellent options. They have proven to be great and effective ways to keep mosquitoes away. Even fancy restaurants that offer outdoor seatings use mosquito coils, candles and incense sticks to repel mosquitoes.


Here’s an interesting video of how mosquito coils are made:

For added protection, consider also applying a thin layer of mosquito repellent sprays (see article: Best mosquito repellents). As for the kids, mosquito bracelets and stick patches will give that added layer of protection.

As with anything that burns, keep kids and pets away from a burning mosquito coil, candle and incense stick. Also avoid placing too many of them too close to each other to avoid smoking up the place with toxic smokes.

What do you think of mosquito coils, sticks and candles? Have you tried them outdoors? Are they effective? Or do you have better alternatives to keep mosquitoes away? Feel free to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment