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ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Outdoor Lantern Review

Living in Florida, we dread being outdoors at dusk because the mosquitoes inevitably begin their attack. The Field & Stream “Best of the Best” 2010 award winning outdoor lantern by ThermaCELL® comes to the rescue by providing 225 square feet of mosquito and black fly repellency. This outdoor lantern is perfect for camping, sporting events or just sitting outside enjoying the evening.

What makes the ThermaCELL® Mosquito Repellent Outdoor Lantern a must-have product for every family this summer? It offers multiples features and provides protection against “98% of mosquitoes, black flies and no-see-ums”. As the mom of three young children, I appreciate that there are no open flames, hot wax or DEET. It is very convenient to use because it is light weight and portable and appears to be very durable.

I also like that it is easy to set up (it operates on 4 AA batteries) and it has 8 LED lights that you can set the lantern on “low” illumination or at the “high” setting which offers a really nice bright light. The mosquito repellent works by using a synthetic copy of a substance found in chrysanthemum flowers. The lantern includes an insect repellent mat that releases the repellent into the air when the butane cartridge is heated. Each long lasting insect mat provides protection for a maximum of four hours and I like that it turns from pale blue to white to let us know when it is time to replace with a new one.

We are planning to take our ThermaCELL® Mosquito Repellent Outdoor Lantern with us on vacation in the mountains of Virginia this summer so we wanted to test it out to make sure it really works. We brought it with us to the beach in the evening to watch the sun set as this is normally a time when we have to load up by using those greasy repellent bug sprays. My husband and I were very impressed that with our ThermaCELL® lantern between our camping chairs we were not bothered by any types of bugs for over 1 ½ hours. The only bug bite that I got was on the walk back to the car when we had already shut off our lantern. My verdict…….the ThermaCELL® Mosquito Repellent Outdoor Lantern will be accompanying our family on all of our outdoor adventures because it really works!

This ThermaCELL® Mosquito Repellent Outdoor Lantern is available for only $31.99 and can be purchased by visiting the ThermaCELL® website. You can also use the store locator feature because I found an entire list of stores in my area to purchase ThermaCELL® products including additional replacement insect repellent mats and butane cartridges.

*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes. This giveaway is not related to Facebook in any way. The opinions are based only on my experiences with the product.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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