Expert Reviews

Grand Award Winner - Recreation. "No stink, no flame, no bugs... Cranked up to 257 degrees Fahrenheit, the metofluthrin [repellent] vaporizes, creating a 110-square-foot no-fly zone for skeeters."
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"After ... research and testing, we’ve determined that the Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent is the best option for outdoor mosquito control that doesn’t involve covering your skin in sticky DEET spray."
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“Just because bugs live outside doesn’t mean they're invited to the shindig. Free of icky “zaps” and stinky citronella, this lantern ... drive(s) insects away while illuminating your space with LED light.”
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“Mosquitos suck, but pick the right spot and you can avoid them altogether. When all of that doesn’t work, bring a Thermacell Lantern or their more backpacker-friendly version—the stuff works.”
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“I have now used the Thermacell several days while bow hunting, and am quite honestly amazed at how well it works. Worth every penny, and I would highly recommend giving it a try.”
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"Pros use tick tubes, biodegradable, cardboard tubes filled with permethrin-treated cotton."
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“The Backpacker Mosquito Repeller can easily be thrown in your backpack and taken far and wide. Summer just got a whole lot less buggy.”
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"Scent-free and DEET-free, this mosquito repellent works with the touch of a button. You don’t even have to apply it directly to your skin – it makes a “zone” around you that repels mosquitos for 110 square feet."
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"Begone, pesky mosquitos! If you’ve ever sat amidst a cloud of bird-sized mosquitos, smugly surrounded by your bubble of Thermacell safety, you know what I mean."
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"Turn this on and it creates a 15-by-15-foot protection zone... It works up to 90 hours and weighs only 4 ounces, so why wouldn't you bring it along?"
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“If you’ll be set up in one location for a while, Thermacell Skeeter Reliever Lanterns provide a 15 ft. x 15 ft. area of coverage and effectively does the job of keeping bugs away.”
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"I’ve done the whole spray my body with bug spray and tried dryer sheets, but each has its downside. I’m excited to test out Thermacell’s mosquito repellant devices. It fits in the palm of my hand..."
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“Provide mood lighting - and keep guests comfortable - with bug-deterring luminaire. For a sophisticated get-together, try a lantern like Thermacell's mosquito repellent patio lantern...“
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"When you are outdoors, there are mosquitoes. Thermacell makes great mosquito repellents … And there are different styles to choose from"
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"This handy gadget repels mosquitoes within a 15-foot radius and can run for 90 hours on its 4-ounce gas container … [Matt] Bean [of Men's Health] said that this is the only gadget of its kind that really works."
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“Mosquito repellent may seem like a luxury in times of need, but the longer you can ward off those disease-carrying bastards (along with black flies and no-see-ums), the better.”
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“Nothing kills a fun summer night quicker than swarming mosquitos ... For a reasonable price, this compact canister will create a 15 x 15-foot protection zone that will ward off mosquitos and other biting insects.”
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“Although it may just look like patio decor, this lantern also makes spending time outside more enjoyable by repelling mosquitos silently and without odor.”
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“It’s fair to say that the handheld Thermacell units forever changed warm-weather hunting and fishing, and the new Backpacker model may do the same for camping.”
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“If you hate DEET almost as much as you hate mosquitoes, you’ll love this ... miniscule bug-repellent device [that] is the size of an ultralight backpacking stove."
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"No-fuss way to stay bite-free without having to slap on chemical-based mosquito repellent ... It’s a small device that ... promises to clear the air of all mosquitoes within a 110-square-foot radius."
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"You can reclaim the outdoors from biting pests … Biting insects such as mosquitoes, deer flies and horse flies stayed out of the 15′ x 15′ safety zone of where the Thermacell could reach."
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"Smaller than a can of soda and providing up to 8 hours of [mosquito] protection on a single battery charge, the Radius can go from back deck to car camping and even to the backcountry."
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“There's a number of different types of lamps and lanterns that promise to keep mosquitos away, but one of the most effective and convenient are those that use Allethrin as an active ingredient.”
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"Emit a forcefield to keep blood-sucking intruders out—no super powers required ... with enough juice for 40 hours of bug protection."
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"... Radius is for outdoors people who ... want simplicity and convenience of a rechargeable battery rather than dealing with butane fuel canisters." (Page 7)
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"...When you venture into the great outdoors, your safety, comfort, and health should be top of mind ... The (Thermacell Backpacker) carry-along bug repellent product provides a 15-foot zone of mosquito protection.”
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"Ranked #1 out of 10 products, Thermacell "is the ultimate lightweight device for warding off all sorts of creepy crawlies. It creates a 15' x 15' protective shield around you for..."
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"Tick tubes are cardboard tubes filled with insecticide-soaked cotton, which mice ... take back to their nests. The laced cotton ... kills the ticks that feast on mice, which is the biggest cause of Lyme Disease."
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"Radius creates a 110-square-foot mosquito-free zone around your campsite, using low-level heat to vaporize a natural chrysanthemum-based repellent. It runs on electricity and lasts six hours per charge."
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"Just turn it on and the mosquitoes are gone. Best of all, there are no messy sprays or lotions. It is also scent-free and DEET-Free. This device is rechargeable and will deliver over 6 hours of run time per charge."
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The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station has found that such systems [tick tubes] have resulted in statistically meaningful drops in tick levels after several years of use”
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“One alternative to stopping the spread of [Lyme] disease is to turn the hosts into tick killers... Mice are carriers of ... Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases... Mice enter the tubes, collect the Permethrin-treated cotton..., and bring it back to their nests. Permethrin then [kills] ticks...
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