Citronella works by masking scents that are attractive to insects namely carbon dioxide and lactic acid in humans according to the NPIC. One benefit of using citronella as mosquito repellent is that it is safe and non-toxic to humans and animals (and even the insects).
They tested 11 types of repellents, including five sprays, five wearable devices, and a citronella candle, on Aedes aegypti mosquitoesâ€”the little monster that is .
So, citronella will ward off pests, not kill them — it's used in diffusers and wax candles to clear the air of pesky biting bugs when people want to enjoy some time in .
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