Citronella candles are better than others
Kaja N/Shutterstock Citronella candles are no more effective than other candles at keeping mosquitoes away. Candle smoke in general might have a limited effect. Likewise, planting Citrosa geraniums won’t repel mosquitoes. Instead, learn the 11 natural mosquito repellents worth trying.
Misting systems a long-term fix
7th Son Studio/Shutterstock Outdoor foggers and misting systems will temporarily reduce mosquito numbers, but they rise again as soon as the system turns off and the spray dissipates.