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saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 3,879
Has anyone used any of the Thermacell mosquito repellent systems?  I love sitting outside, but I'm the guy that has tons of mosquito bites when no one else gets any. 

Large and Small BGE
Morton, IL

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  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 5,843
    Yup. They work, but the 15 foot advertised spread is a little imbellished, we usually use two. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • FrostyEggFrostyEgg Posts: 210
    Just bought one based on rave reviews. The Minnesota state bird (aka the mosquito) isn't here yet, but i'll definitely keep you posted. They make the standard one as well as a bunch of different patio models.

    Small price to pay if it actually works.
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 3,879
    Thanks @Jeremiah. Do you have the patio or radius model?
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 5,843
    The patio and the handheld original. They both live in the camper, which is where we live most weekends. The thermocells, and a couple OFF candles, have kept us from being carried away by those little straight from hell bastards. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,748
    They’re great for hunting.  It’ll keep em 3-5 feet away. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,078
    My wife is their favorite prey. She'll get 10 bites before anyone else even hears the buzz. I'll need to check them out.
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 3,879
    Ordered the radius.  Will be here Wednesday. Will update. 
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,420
    Not sure about the large models, but the handheld ones work very good.  Use them when hog hunting in the SC swamp.  Skeeters everywhere, but on me with the Thermacell on.  Like Jeremiah said, the area isn't too large.  

    This for your house?  
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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,471
    Around the house, a fan works great. Mosquitoes don’t fare well in the wind. 
  • StillH2OEggerStillH2OEgger Posts: 1,963
    I am glad to hear those who find this works. Would love to spend more time outdoors in the evening, but the skeeters drive me nuts.
    Stillwater, MN
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,420
    I spray this every 1-2 months and works well.  

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  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 3,879
    Yes @tarheelmatt. This will be used for the back patio. 
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,420
    Yes @tarheelmatt. This will be used for the back patio. 
    That Talstar P can be sprayed in and outdoors.  I spray the house, gutters, and the yard (prob 30ft out).  Also helps with other insects too.  I have a small spray bottle (Zep bottle from Lowes) with this stuff for quick hit on the decks.  

    My wife and little girl get nailed constantly.  They don't bother me.  

    Depending on how much rain you have is how long you wait to re-apply.  You can tell when you have to spray again, when you see more skeeters.  
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  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 3,879
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    Yes @tarheelmatt. This will be used for the back patio. 
    That Talstar P can be sprayed in and outdoors.  I spray the house, gutters, and the yard (prob 30ft out).  Also helps with other insects too.  I have a small spray bottle (Zep bottle from Lowes) with this stuff for quick hit on the decks.  

    My wife and little girl get nailed constantly.  They don't bother me.  

    Depending on how much rain you have is how long you wait to re-apply.  You can tell when you have to spray again, when you see more skeeters.  
    Thanks for the info, I'll look into it.  Is it pet friendly?  The back patio is covered so it should last a while then. 
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,364
    It's perfect early deer season in the tree. 
    Mats and cartidges are not cheap, but I can sit all day comfortably.
    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • ToxarchToxarch Posts: 1,693
    I use one when hunting. Works great. 
    Aledo, Texas
    Large BGE
    KJ Jr.

    Exodus 12:9 KJV
    Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,292
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    does it work on black flies, these things are worse than skeeters. this poison is the only thing ive found that works and it was banned back in 1991. still have some =)  one drop seems to work. friggin black flies and no-see-ems are just starting here, deet doesnt stop them at all


  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,420
    Yes @tarheelmatt. This will be used for the back patio. 
    That Talstar P can be sprayed in and outdoors.  I spray the house, gutters, and the yard (prob 30ft out).  Also helps with other insects too.  I have a small spray bottle (Zep bottle from Lowes) with this stuff for quick hit on the decks.  

    My wife and little girl get nailed constantly.  They don't bother me.  

    Depending on how much rain you have is how long you wait to re-apply.  You can tell when you have to spray again, when you see more skeeters.  
    Thanks for the info, I'll look into it.  Is it pet friendly?  The back patio is covered so it should last a while then. 
    Yes, though when spraying it's recommended to put them up. I keep our dog in the house while I'm spraying. 
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  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,832
    Some people say that taking vitamin B1 works for them...
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 3,879
    Showed up yesterday. Got it going tonight. 

    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,748
    They work well.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 3,879
    Impressed with this.  Only issue so far is you have to order the refills directly from Thermacell. REI is currently selling the device cheaper than Amazon but it and the refills are not in stock there .
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,420
    Trying this out. Thought it couldn't hurt. It's been too wet to spray Talstar P, but tired of the skeeters.  So I'll use this Spartan in conjunction with Talstar P.

    I got mine from the local Southern States dealer. Not sure if you have that. 

    So you fill a container with water. The container has sucrose and yeast (other stuff too). The skeeters fly in get some of the water, then fly out, and the yeast expands to kill them, eventually and supposedly  


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