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.

 ProductPrice
1S C Johnson OFF Mosquito Coil Check Price
2PIC C412 Mosquito Repellent Coil Check Price
3Outdoor Mosquito Repellent Coil by W4W Check Price
4NatureMax Natural Repellent Incense Stick Check Price
5Mosquito Guard 12" Repellent Incense Sticks Check Price
6Hoont Citronella Mosquito Repellent Candle 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.

Pros
  • 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 Coil Repellent

This Mosquito Repellent Coil by PIC not only repels mosquitoes, they also deters other flying pests and bugs within the area of the burning coil. Each pack includes 2 stands and 4 mosquito 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.

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

3) Outdoor Mosquito Repellent Coil by W4W

This Mosquito repellent Coil by W4W is a EPA approved mosquito coil that covers up to 10 feet of area. Each of their mosquito coil can burn up to 7 hours (depending on the wind level where the coil is placed).

It is designed for outdoor use and is most effective in area with little or no wind. Each pack comes with 4 coils and 2 coil stands to hold the coil in place to facilitate the burning of the coil.

Note: Must be used outdoor as excessive inhaling can cause damage to humans and pets.

>> Available in these sizes: 3-pack, 5-pack & 12-pack

Pros
  • EPA Approved
  • Each coil can last 5 to 7 hrs
  • Provides up to 10 feet of coverage
Cons
  • Not for use indoor

4) NatureMax Natural Mosquito Repellent Incense Stick (DEET Free)

The NatureMax Mosquito Repellent Incense Stick is a made with non-toxic ingredients including Sawdust, and natural plant oils like lemongrass and citronella.

This product is DEET-Free and each repellent stick can provide up to 1.5 hours of repellent protection depending on the wind and humidity in the surrounding. It contains 10% of active ingredients that repels mosquitoes and other annoying flying pests as compared to other brands that only has 3% or less.

Each purchase comes with 40 incense sticks and 1 holder. Thanks to the use of natural plant oil, they actually smells pretty good (May: please do not purposely inhale large amount].

Tip – Allow the repellent stick to burn for a couple of seconds before placing in a flower pot, into the soil of your yard or on a holder.

[May: As with all mosquito coils and incense sticks, be sure to check the surrounding before lighting up the product.]

Pros
  • DEET-free
  • Made with natural ingredients
  • Value for money (large pack)
  • 10% active ingredients
Cons
  • Not for use indoor

5) Mosquito Guard 12 inch Repellent Incense Sticks

This Mosquito Repellent Incense Stick by Mosquito Guard is another DEET-free repellent stick made with natural essential plant based oil including Lemongrass, Citronella and Rosemary [May: all these pants are known to repel mosquitoes naturally].

As with all mosquito repellent coils and sticks, they are also meant for outdoor use  to provide wide coverage against mosquitoes.

Each Mosquito Guard incense repellent stick is 3/4″ thick, 12 inches long and can burn for up to 3 hrs depending on wind condition and humidity.

For optimal coverage, place incense sticks 10 to 15 feet apart to create a boundary around outdoor area where humans will be hanging out. Place the mosquito sticks as close to the ground as possible to prevent wind from burning it out faster. It also allows better coverage as the smoke and scent rise from a lower point up.

Pros
  • Each stick burns for 2.5 to 3 hrs
  • Made with quality sawdust
  • Alcohol & DEET-free
  • Uses natural plant based essential oil

>> Bonus

6) 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.

Pros
  • 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

Conclusion

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.

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