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Avoid patio heaters and electric lights in the garden - use citronella beeswax or vegetable-based candles to deter insects.
Mosquitos are a nuisance, so students should have citronella or some other repellent.
Citronella, lavender or tea tree oils applied to the pulse points will repel mosquitoes.
Citronella is extremely strong and can blister the skin, it is also photosensitive and as such can cause accelerated extreme sun burn.
Brief exposure to citronella immediately distracts dogs but does not cause them distress and even smells pleasant to humans.