Monday, August 24, 2015
Finally, An Effective Mosquito Repellent
Here we are almost at the end of summer. Sorry it has taken me so long to share this with you, but better late than never. Thanks to one of my husband's coworkers, we learned about an excellent product that repels mosquitoes extremely effectively. It is Thermacell mosquito repellent. The product line includes appliances (like the one above), lanterns and torches. One device covers a 15 x 15-foot (225 square foot) area. They are great for use at home or camping.
We own two appliances in the Woodlands Camo print. The product has no open flame, is portable, easy to use and odorless (though I can detect the slightest odor, which is actually pleasant smelling, in my opinion). The best thing is that Thermacell WORKS!
Thermacell products have received numerous awards and are used by the US government for troops on military bases around the world.
Thermacell products are powered by a single butane cartridge, which provides the heat that activates the patented repellent mat. Both the cartridge and mat are refillable.
The repellent is allethrin -- a copy of what that naturally occurs in chrysanthemum flowers -- which repels mosquitoes, black flies, and no-see-ums. It is safe for humans and pets.
Ever since we started using Thermacell, we've been able to enjoy summer days and evenings outdoors without the bother of biting mosquitoes. This is especially nice at dusk, when mosquitoes are particularly active. Living in the south, we deal with mosquitoes several months out of the year. Needless to say, I am thrilled to have this product because it allows us to enjoy more time on our porch and in our yard during the dreaded "mosquito months." We even took it last evening to a jazz concert held in a heavily wooded park, and we didn't get any bites -- and neither did the people around us, I'll bet!
This is not a sponsored post. The opinions expressed are my own.