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Old 02-18-2017   #1
 
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FYI - Citronella candles don't repel mosquitoes

The views of the Citronella Candle Manufacturer's Association may say they keep mosquitoes away, but Science says otherwise.

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Citronella candles are great for setting a mood, but they’re not so great for the very thing they’re advertised to do: repel mosquitoes. That’s one conclusion from a new study that tested 11 types of repellents on Aedes aegypti mosquitoes—the vectors of Zika, yellow fever, dengue, and other diseases.
Want to repel mosquitoes? Don’t use citronella candles

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I think if anything is slightly repellent about them. it would be any smoke they would put off. Personally, I think wind works well at keeping them away.
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Ooooo sign me up for that research:

"A human sat at one end of a wind tunnel as “bait,” while scientists measured how many mosquitoes moved toward their target"
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No kidding. Fun research job.

What do people use that works for them. I haven't run into any major mosquito problems. I'd like to know as I have a deso trip this summer.
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No kidding. Fun research job.

What do people use that works for them. I haven't run into any major mosquito problems. I'd like to know as I have a deso trip this summer.

90% DEET with long sleeves and a mosquito net....
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