|Dusty from sitting outside on the picnic table!|
How it works (from press release)
Repel mosquitoes while adding a decorative touch to your deck with the new ThermaCELL Patio Lantern. It creates a 15 x 15 foot “Bug-Free-Zone”, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors in peace.
ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent creates an odorless cell of protection that is up to 98% effective against mosquitoes and other biting insects. It operates on a single butane cartridge, which heats a repellent mat releasing allethrin, which is a synthetic copy of the natural repellent found in chrysanthemum flowers, covering a 225-square feet area (15ft x 15ft) for up to four hours per mat or 12 hours per refill kit.
Our View: Did you see that part where it says 98% effective? I agree with it! We’ve tried citronella candles (smelly!) and bug spray (smelly & messy) in the past with varying results that are nowhere near 98% effective. This lantern is so easy to use! There’s a little butane cartridge that just pops onto the inside of the lantern. Pt the cover back on, slide the switch to on and press start! You’re all set. If you want to be able to use the light in the lantern you will need to put 4 AA batteries into the base.
I love that the ThermaCELL patio lantern is so easy to take with us! We grabbed it on Fourth of July night when we went out the door and off to the beach to watch the fireworks. While we were there we used the sturdy handle to hang it from a driftwood log… perfect! Then we used the lantern (on high) to find or way in pitch dark to the bathrooms in the parking lot… very cool! The Insect repellent mats worked great because no one in our little party was bitten or bugged by anything! This while were standing in the water watching the display! We live in a wooded/brushy area that has a large pond out back so definitely have a ton of mosquitoes! This lantern still works great in our backyard, we may get one or two bites but are not attacked by swarms of bugs that chase us inside! Makes me very happy! We’ll be using it again next week when my daughter has a friend over to camp out in her tent! Perfect for them to use for both light and so I don’t have to slather them with any bug spray (:
Buy It! The ThermaCELL Patio Lantern and other ThermaCELL Insect Repellent products are available at Wal-Mart, Home Depot and other mass retail stores nationwide for $29.99 (Includes lantern, 1 butane cartridge and 2 insect repellent mats). Also available on Amazon.com (affiliate link)
Rebate! Purchase a ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Patio Lantern from The Home Depot or www.homedepot.com and receive a $5.00 rebate on your ThermaCELL!
(Offer begins June 23, 2010 and ends July 31, 2010. Rebate must be postmarked by August 14, 2010. Offer is valid only in the US.)