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Mosquito coils are excellent repellents. Just light it up, set it, and it will do its wonders on knocking off the mosquitoes or keeping it away from your room.
HOW DOES A MOSQUITO COIL WORK?
Basically, mosquito coils are flammable matter packed with pyrethroids or other repellents. While burning, the coils release the insecticides which will kill or drive away any mosquitoes nearby.
The main advantage of mosquito coils is it allows you to repel or kill mosquitoes without putting anything on your skin.
Even if the mosquitoes aren’t killed, the smoke from the coils will reduce the biting abilities of the insect. This is helpful so you won’t sustain itchy bites and you can dodge various illnesses brought by mosquitoes.
Still, mosquito coils aren’t set-it-then-forget solutions. Since it’s lit, you have to watch out to prevent any burning incidents. If possible, use an enclosed holder.
HOW TO USE MOSQUITO COIL
For total newbies who haven’t tried using mosquito coils before, this portion is for you.
Mosquito coils usually come pairs. So the first thing that you have to do is to tear the two apart without breaking the individual coils.
Moreover, start from the middle and gently pry each coil open in different directions. Trace the coil pattern with your pulling motion until the pair is separated.
Once you have the coil, light the tip as if you’re lighting a cigarette. Let the tip smolder and form a small ember.
fter that, you should place it on a stable holder or stand. If you’re placing the lit coil indoors, we highly recommend that you use an enclosed holder with holes. This way, nothing will burn accidentally plus your pet won’t get to play with the smoldering coil.
Also, make sure that you use a plate (preferably, metallic) to catch the coil ash. After that, you can place the coil holder on your patio, garden, or living room.
However, we have one strong reminder about indoor use of mosquito coils: always have proper ventilation. Trapping the smoke indoors won’t just make your home smell like a burning pit. It will also cause health problems for you and your pets.
Also, keep the coils away from any flammable materials like curtains, carpets, rugs, paper, and drywall. Aside from that, don’t place mosquito coils under your bed, unless it’s made of citronella and no pesticides.
Over time, the heat from the coils will burn your furniture and leave smoke marks on it.
WHERE TO USE MOSQUITO COILS
Experts recommend that you use mosquito coil outdoors. However, many households use it as an indoor mosquito repellent as well. There’s no problem to this as long as precautions are observed.
Mosquito coils are also ideal for patios, gardens, decks, and other outdoor areas mired with mosquitoes. Anyway, if you don’t plan to stay within these spots, there’s no need to place a mosquito coil in it. You may disturb the mosquitoes and cause them to seek another harborage – your home.
MOSQUITO COILS VS MOSQUITO STICKS
Aside from mosquito coils, you can also use mosquito sticks. Basically, the function is the same, but the ingredients might be different.
Mosquito sticks are usually made of citronella and other natural repellents. So when you light it up, the sticks will release the repellent effect and a citrusy scent. Still, this will produce smoke, so make sure that your room is properly ventilated.
Although mosquito coils may also contain natural ingredients, sticks are deemed to be more eco-friendly.
First of all, mosquito sticks are DEET-free. Also, you can plant the sticks all outside your home during the night, so you’ll have a mosquito barrier.
However, mosquito sticks tend to burn faster than mosquito coils. Also, it only repels the mosquitoes and not exterminate as coils do.