AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) - The start of summer means that mosquito season is only beginning.
Mosquito repellents like foggers are flying off the shelves at Rocky's Ace Hardware in Agawam.
Citronella candles and liquid are also popular, but you should know that citronella actually attracts bugs; it doesn't keep them away. So if you use citronella in Tiki Torches or for candles, place them on the periphery of your space, do not sit next to them.
"Citronella should be away from you. So if you have the torches, put them on the outside of the property in the corners and that will attract the mosquitoes there. You should never have it right around you", says Tammy Tavernia of Rocky's Ace Hardware.