Thursday, August 16, 2018

Keeping out the bugs with Thermacell

Thermacell bug repellent
We recently tested the new Thermacell range of non-spray bug repellents, which are now available in Canada. Thermacell products have come in handy for us this summer as we were able to repel pesky mosquitos within a 15x15 foot zone. We like this repellent because there is no messy lotions, odours, noise, DEET, or open flames involved and the products use the same ingredients that make chrysanthemum flowers deter insects. All Thermacell products have been approved by the EPA for safety and effectiveness. 
Thermacell bug repellent
Thermacell Backpacker is perfect for hikers and travellers, as it helps keep the camp site mosquito and bug free. Thermacell Backpacker weighs about 4 ounces, and has a minimalist design. It works with fuel from any proprietary isobutene camp canister (MSR, jet boil, etc.) to heat a mat that is treated with Allethrin, the synthetic compound found in the Chrysanthemum flower. Allethrin is vaporized into the air giving users a 15-foot x 15-foot odour-free zone of protection from mosquitoes and other pesky biting bugs without the use of stinky DEET. 
Thermacell bug repellent
The Thermacell MR450 Handheld Repeller intended for the outdoor person and hunter uses the same mats and butane cartridges as the Thermacell patio shield. The design of this device has been revamped over the decades with feedback given by customers. The  redesigned grill allows for better airflow in an upright position, which will emit a more effective zone of protection if attached to our belts. The ignition switch is 50%-80% quieter, and every unit comes with a belt clip for easy access and storage. The most exciting feature is the indicator light, which will illuminate when the unit has reached the appropriate temperature to emit the zone of protection. The indicator light also lets the user know when the unit is not at the correct temperature, this way they know if it would repel the mosquitos or not.
Thermacell bug repellent
Thermacell Patio shield for the homeowner and patio entertainer has the same proven Thermacell fuel-powered technology. It repels mosquitoes by creating the patented 15-foot zone of protection. It includes integrated mat storage. All units include: 12 hours of refills; 3 repellent mats and 1 fuel cartridge. The stylish Thermacell Patio shield available in Greenery Green, Glacial Blue, Fiesta Red, and Graphite will look good in any patio or deck. 
Thermacell bug repellent
This compact, easy-to-use device has worked well for us as it keeps the pesky mosquitoes from biting and bothering us as we relax outside during summer nights.

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5 comments:

  1. I love this idea, it would be great for our patio! Any time we can reduce our use of chemicals on our skin I am happy! And of course I want to keep the mosquitoes away!! Their bites are so itchy! One of my daughters has a few bites right now and they are driving her crazy.

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  2. This looks like such a great little device, would be perfect for camping!

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  3. Would love to try this on back deck. Not a big fan of mosquito bites lol!

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  4. This sounds great, would definitely come in handy for camping. (Judy Cowan)

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