Keep The Pests Away (No, Not Pesky Kids)

July 2015 Product Web Exclusive

When you’re enjoying an evening sunset set slow fire to the water around you, there are few things that can ruin the moment—except that tell-tale bzzz of mosquitoes gearing up to dive bomb you. Different spray-ons, candles, and repellents can keep the voracious little critters at bay, but one worth looking into is the Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Appliance for Outdoor Use. Like anything out there, it has its pros and cons, but maybe it’ll match exactly what you’re looking for. With no open flames and virtually no odor, this repellant has the power to drive back mosquitoes, black flies, and other irritating insects in a 15-by-15-foot area. A single butane cartridge heats a small replaceable mat saturated with allethrin, a copy of a repellent naturally in chrysanthemum flowers, which vaporizes and distributes the repellent. With a few minutes of heating up, you can create a safe zone from biting bugs. Check out Thermacell’s website for more info, where this product retails for $24.89.

Photos credited to Thermacell.

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