Here in the hot and humid Southeast – mosquitoes are plentiful and can grow very big. I once saw a mosquito carry off a small cat. Yeah……they get big.
When conditions are right just being outside can be miserable. I had heard from some hunter-friends about something called a ThermaCELL. With the weather turned warm and time outside on the increase – I decided to pick up one of these devices as an attempt to wage war against these nuisances.
I ordered a ThermaCELL from Amazon.com along with a refill pack. Certainly not cheap – but if it works it will be worth it. I absolutely hate the smell of mosquito spray. The package arrived approx 6 days after ordering.
Opening the box I found the ThermaCELL and was impressed with the build/quality of the device. I read the instructions (yes – I am a man and I actually read the instructions). I installed the butane cartridge as well as the scent pad – flipped the switch to “ON” and pressed the ignited. I could hear the butane running but was not sure if it was lit. After a few minutes I noticed a orange glow when looking down into the unit from the top – it was running!!!!
That evening I went outside to try out the ThermaCELL. Sitting on the patio I placed the ThermaCELL on a table to see the results. Mosquitoes were flying around my garden (recently watered) as well as near my rain barrel which is located on the edge of the patio. Within approx 10-15 minutes – there were no mosquitoes on the patio around my wife and I – NONE! I was pretty impressed.
Now – for full disclosure – it had no effect on the stupidhouse fly’s that were buzzing my head as I tried to eat my supper. But for mosquitoes – it had the desired effect.
Since then I have used it numerous times and it has worked well. If it is windy out – I could see that it may not have the potency as the wind will carry the scent away. Of note – when I say scent – it is orderless to humans and animals.
$24.75 plus FREE SHIPPING at last check. Holster are available as well. For more information follow this link: ThermaCELL Cordless Portable Mosquito Repellent Device .
Take care all –
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