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(In any case, I could use all the home remedies to ward off the seasonal pests as possible.)
They do not always work. In fact it depends on the species of mosquito you're dealing with. Some are repelled, others aren't.
There are 2 excellent natural ways to keep mosquitoes in control, which is a concern here in Ontario where the West Nile Virus is an annual health concern. 1) drain all standing water where they breed. 2) get some bat houses and encourage bats to nest near your home.