Originally Posted by comp
and what oil ????
Citronella. They sell it in gallon jugs at any box store and most hardware stores.
Oh, and be careful - I had an old one burst into flames a couple nights ago at our bbq. It was a mix of sun-dried/dry-rotted bamboo, hot dry air, and I think some of the oil spilled on the wood. Kept the bugs away, though!
I have a bug zapper too, but I think it draws in all the bugs from the neighborhood and many are too happy drinking my blood to kill themselves in "the light.".