Do you spend a good bit of time outside? Is the mosquitoes bad where you live? In South Carolina there has been a few reported cases of the West Nile and that comes from a mosquito bite. My husband used the hand held ThermaCell appliance when he went hunting. He was very pleased that the mosquitoes went away once his hand held unit was warm and activated. He was able to sit in the deer stand without using any other repellent.
ThermaCELLMosquito Repellent Lanterns and Appliances are powered by a single butane cartridge. Butane provides the cordless, portable heat that activates the patented devices.
The heat generated by the butane cartridge is directed to a metal grill that is part of the design of the Lantern or Appliance. A small mat, saturated with repellent, sits on top of the metal grill. Heat vaporizes the repellent, allowing it to rise into the air.
The repellent is allethrin, a copy of a repellent that naturally occurs in chrysanthemum flowers. It repels up to 98 percent of mosquitoes, black flies, and no-see-ums, and will not harm humans or pets.
Within minutes after turning on the Lantern or Appliance, the repellent creates a 15 by 15-foot (225 square-foot) mosquito-free zone, the size of an average deck, patio, or campsite. All ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent products use the same refills, which contain both repellent mats and butane cartridges.
My husband turns on his unit before he gets to his stand that way the unit is warmed up and ready to use. He said within about 5 minutes the mosquitoes were no where to be found.
The lantern works the same as the hand held unit. It has a light and is great for sitting out on your patio or deck .
When you are thinking of gift ideas for the holidays you can consider the mosquito repellant from ThermaCall. In the South it will have to get really cold to get the population down with mosquitoes.
Disclaimer: I was sent ThermaCell to test and try out. It really works to keep the mosquitoes away. Your views and my views may vary. However if you hate applying sprays and gels all over you consider trying out ThermaCell.