ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent
Got Mosquito’s? ThermaCELL can help
I contacted ThermaCELL the summer of 2012, and asked if I could review their products. Dave and the kids were going to Canada to fish and he has nasty experiences there with mosquito’s in previous years. ThermaCELL was great and sent me two products to review. . Dave took the units to Canada with them, but never used them. He said there was one day that the mosquitos were bad, but it was really windy and it says not to use it on really windy days. They also had several inside their cabin, but these units are not for indoor use. The summer and fall of 2012 was also not a bad year for mosquitos at our far. All that to say, I didn’t review them until this summer.
I did get them out late this summer and put them to use. This is the small portable unit.
I took this one to the farm with me to try out. The mosquito’s were pretty bad this year. There had been some flooding of the river which is below Dave’s farm. The mosquito’s were really terrible in the woods. I wanted so badly to just clip this on my belt to protect me while I walked, but that isn’t how it’s designed. It says to give it about 10 minutes to really start showing the effectiveness of it. It’s quiet and did get a little warm, but it wasn’t hot.
We were up by one of the barns while Dave was working on the four wheeler, so I put it on the tailgate of the truck. I wasn’t noticing any mosquito’s while we were up there.
We found this nice snake skin while we were there – no, this isn’t a snake repellent.
I moved over to our picnic table which wasn’t near the truck. I didn’t think about the ThermaCELL when I moved, until I starting seeing and hearing the mosquitos. I made a b-line back to the truck and got the unit and brought it over to the picnic table. Within a few minutes, I wasn’t having a problem with the mosquitos. I was impressed.
Now if I could have only taken it with me when we drove back to the other part of the farm, through the woods. Our windows were open and they were terrible. I was not a happy camper. I wanted to close up the windows and Dave just kept laughing at me, “Sandy, there are already enough in the truck it won’t do any good now”. ugh.. and yuck! I hate mosquitos.
These would be great for camping, outdoor gatherings and times when you have an area that you need to “clear” of mosquitos. It evidently also helps with black flies, but that isn’t usually a problem we have at the farm, so I wasn’t able to test it.
There is also a lantern version, but I haven’t used that yet. For those of you that are in warmer areas now