Sadly, citronella candles don’t have the mosquito-fighting power that you’d like. “Citronella candles are no more effective than any other candles. The smoke may keep mosquitoes away for a very short period,” says David Price, associate certified entomologist for Mosquito Joe. But, if you’re gonna light a candle outside, why not light something that will look fab on your table? This one, down from $20, comes in three colors: ocean (pictured), light blue, white.