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Citronella Candles - a few quick questions...

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gingertoo Thu 06-Aug-09 22:16:43

Do they work? (i.e stop nasty bugs from annoying you / biting you?)

How many do you need?

If you're having a campfire do you need them?

and finally...

...(if they are any good) where do you get them from? (cheaply!!)

HolyGuacamole Thu 06-Aug-09 22:18:50

Try citronella incense sticks, they seem to be smokier as you can light a few at once and they are cheap. I tried citronella candles and also oil and wasn't that impressed TBH.

babyOcho Thu 06-Aug-09 22:21:57

where do you get the incense sticks from?

gingertoo Thu 06-Aug-09 22:23:14

Ooh thanks - where do you get them from?

hazeyjane Thu 06-Aug-09 22:24:22

I think any incense will work. I think the campfire would have to be pretty smoky to work. If you light tightly rolled up paper or sticks and let them smoulder that should help keep them away too.

HolyGuacamole Thu 06-Aug-09 22:24:54

I bought them on ebay, they were really cheap too smile

If you have a £1 shop nearby, they do mega packs of 200 for £1, although they are mixed scents I find they do the same job.

paisleyleaf Thu 06-Aug-09 22:26:20

I use oil, but incense sounds great too.
They seem to still be attracted to the light of the candles.

gingertoo Fri 07-Aug-09 15:07:25

Thanks Holyguacamole!

Have tracked some down at the £1 shop this morning Beats £9.99 for citronella candles...

HolyGuacamole Fri 07-Aug-09 17:15:12

Wahey, well done! You can't beat a bargain grin

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