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.
|1||S C Johnson OFF Mosquito Coil|
|2||PIC C412 Mosquito Repellent Coil|
|3||Mosquito Repellent Incense Sticks by Vibrant Essence|
|4||Hoont Citronella Natural Mosquito Repellent Incense Sticks|
|5||Hoont Citronella Mosquito Repellent Tea light Candles|
Here are the advantages and disadvantages of using mosquito coils and sticks:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[May: One thing we really like about Mosquito candles as an outdoor mosquito repellent method is that it adds ambiance while protecting the area.]
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.