There is a new gadget that you can buy, and it’s going to help you keep the mosquitoes at bay this summer — No, I’m serious, it REALLY is!!
We are headed right into that season where it’s too hot to cover yourself from head to toe, but ANY and ALL exposed skin is about to get eaten up by mosquitoes.
Seriously though, mosquitoes are so annoying — Do they even serve a purpose in this world?!?
I can’t even think of one useful thing they do!!
Every summer we break the bank trying to find a mosquito repellent that actually works.
I mean, the spray on bug repellent works, but it stinks and it’s chock full of chemicals that you probably don’t want sitting on your skin!
We’ve tried essential oils, citronella candles, bug lights, cloves in the oranges, tiki torches that are supposed to keep the bugs at bay, bracelets that were touted as the newest thing to keep mosquitoes away, we even tried this electronic gadget that was supposed to suck the mosquitoes inside and kill them.
Spoiler Alert — nothing has really worked, short of drowning yourself in that DEET-infested bug spray.
But NOW, I think we’ve finally found a winner in the game against those pesky, flying, blood-sucking creatures.
Meet the Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent.
This $50 rechargeable mosquito repeller has a 15-foot radius, and will spring into action with the touch of a button.
Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, it provides 6.5 hours of mosquito protection on a single charge.Amazon
You DO have to buy the refills — the juice that the mosquitoes don’t like — but each pod will last from 12 to 40 hours — it just depends which ones you get.
Don’t worry, one 12-hour refill comes with the machine when you purchase it.
This little guys is PERFECT for all your outdoor needs — pool time, camping, picnics, etc.
Repel mosquitoes without chemicals or sprays on your skin. No lotions or DEET to apply. No smoke, flames, or citronella. Not a messy trap or gimmicky sonic. Independently tested. EPA reviewed for safety & effectivenessAmazon
Y’all, this Thermacell is even TSA compliant, so you can throw it in your travel bag, and not worry about getting stopped at all the security checkpoints.
With over 5,500 reviews, this Thermacell gets a 4.1 out of 5 stars — just check out some of these reviews.
This works great in the north woods of Wisconsin! Mosquitos have been horrible here this year, so we thought we’d give this a try based on some recommendations from others at the campground we were at last week. It got charged the minute it arrived, and we took it outside. Usually I have a swarm of those little bloodsuckers around me…this time not even one! We’ve had it a few days and it has been consistent. Today we had some rain, when the mosquitos tend to hang out close to the house under cover of the roof, and right where we would be on the decks…so we went out to see how it did…again no bites! We are going to get a couple more to take camping because it is that good!Amazon Customer on Amazon Reviews
This works extremely well for keeping the venomous mosquitoes away. Pretty much makes the entire back porch a nice place to relax without being bothered.Jason Alred on Amazon Reviews
So I actually think this works to a large degree. I live where there’s a lagoon in my backyard and mosquitoes can be a big problem during certain times of the year. I don’t like the idea of using the spray fogs with all the chemicals. I tried a little bracelets and anklets they don’t work for me at all. I’ve tried tiki torches or I’ve had so many burning at one time I can barely breathe!A. Daley on Amazon Reviews
This little device charges with a cable. And then runs wirelessly. They’re a little pods with wicks an insert in the device. And when it turns on it does it’s thing it really does reduce the mosquito population.
Let’s talk about size for just a minute — you may think this Thermacell is big and bulky, but it’s actually pretty tiny — it can fit in one of your hands.
It packs a giant punch for something so petite!!
You can get your own Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent on the Amazon website.