Want to enjoy the outdoors with your family uninterrupted? Thermacell Trailblazer and Scout Camp Lanterns provide hours of bright light and proven protection from mosquitoes, black flies, and other biting insects.
Thermacell products have been recognized by leading entomologists and outdoor writers as the solution to making outdoor activities enjoyable.
Product Info: "Thermacell products are effective in warding off biting insects. The repellent creates
a 15 x 15-foot zone of protection against mosquitoes, black flies and other flying insects."
DOES IT WORK?
Well, we've been in and out of the house, hanging out for 4 days now and although I've seen a fly or two, I have no bites anywhere on my body. More importantly, my kids haven't been bitten by any flying insect. There's no way for me to measure whether or not the fly I did see was 15 feet away, but the important thing for me is that I can hang out in my backyard without having to shoo away anything, which usually is the point where I go back inside the house.
I was able to enjoy being outdoors. Even while it drizzled, so it's safe to assume this actually works and my experience isn't just a coincidence. I will be hanging out at the inlet, and that's someplace I usually leave with a dozen bites, so I will update this post in a week or two and let you know if my opinion of the Thermacell has changed!
It's rainy season here in Florida. The funny thing about Florida rain is it can be sunny, hot and seem like the perfect beach weather one minute, then suddenly the sky turns dark gray and then the thunder rolls in. It would rain heavy for 5 minutes, turn to drizzle and a moment later we're back to beach weather. That's expected and as a New Yorker, I always have an umbrella with me, in my car somewhere. But, that's a dead giveaway that I'm not a native. You don't usually see people with umbrellas, even in the rain, they just hide in under an awning or any covering available.
Point is, this is perfect mosquito breeding weather!
Heat, water, humidity, dry heat and some water again. We deal with this almost every day during the Summer. Sure, we try to make sure there's no standing water anywhere near our home, but with all the sudden rain, it's hard to avoid every puddle. No one wants to be indoors all the time, and with BBQ's, house parties, and outdoor events, being outside is a necessity. So is protection from mosquitos!
As mentioned in a previous post, I was given the opportunity to share a great offer for the Thermacell Bristol Lantern for Mosquito Control (offer below). Now, for my review on the product...
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The purpose of the Thermacell Lantern is mosquito control. So, to maintain the potency of the product, it doesn't arrive with everything in place. However, setting up the Thermacell Lantern was really easy. Just insert three AAA batteries into the base of the lantern, insert an original repellent mat, screw in the butane cartridge and turn the top to the ON position, followed by the START. Note: everything is included, except the batteries.
Once everything is in place, and you've started the lantern, you will notice a light shining from the lantern (see photo below). One option that's really cool about this lantern is you don't have to keep the light on in order to use it. So, you're not using more battery life than necessary. When you do want the light in the lantern to shine, just turn the switch at the base of the lantern from OFF to ON. It's that easy!