Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
My husband likes to tease that we live in the country. I wouldn’t consider living a quick train ride to NYC the country, but we do live in a nice green suburb. While I love having a nice yard and lots of trees around, I don’t like all the flying bugs that seem to come with that luxury! I’m not a fan of spray-on bug sprays to protect our skin, so I’m always open to alternative bug control solutions like the one I received from ThermaCELL.
I received a Mosquito Repellent Patio Lantern from ThermaCELL for review. I love the look of this piece, I think it blends well into our patio decor. I like that it’s quiet – there are no buzzing or zapping sounds. What’s great is that there are no open candles or flames, so if it was to get knocked over, you don’t have to worry about burns. I like having it on my back deck and not having to worry about loading up on bug spray when my family and I go out back to eat dinner on the deck or simply just play. I also like the glow of light it gives at night. It really looks so nice in the evening. This lantern is powered by a single butane cartridge that reacts with a small replaceable mat, saturated with repellent. The repellent is called “allethrin”, a copy of a repellent that naturally occurs in chrysanthemum flowers. It repels mosquitoes, black flies, and no-see-ums, and will not harm humans or pets. This particular lantern covers the size of an average 15×15 patio deck, is very portable and lightweight, and sells for $29.99 on the ThermaCELL site.
ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent was patented by the Schawbel Corporation in 1999 after rigorous testing in extreme conditions by the U.S. Department of Defense proved ThermaCELL products work as advertised. Their award-winning repellent products have been recognized by leading entomologists and outdoor writers as the solution to making outdoor activities enjoyable. ThermaCELL is sold in 23 countries in North America, Europe, Africa, and Australia. To learn more about ThermaCELL, and to find a retailer near you that carries their products, check out their website. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.