From the Thermacell Website :
New for 2016, the Thermacell Mosquito Repeller Scout Camp Lantern effectively repels mosquitoes, black flies, and other biting insects by creating a 15 x 15-foot zone of protection for bug-free comfort. Its bright 220-lumen light runs for 10 hours on its highest setting and makes it a great addition to the serious camper’s gear. Ideal for use while you are camping, hunting, and fishing, the Thermacell Scout Camp Lantern has been evaluated by the EPA for safety and effectiveness.
4 light settings and up to 10 hours of run time on High setting
Includes: Thermacell Trailblazer Camp Lantern, 1 Max Life repeller mat, 1 butane cartridge
Requires 4 AA-batteries (not included)
The folks at Thermacell were also kind enough to send me an extra 4-pack of butane cartridges and repellent strips.
Now some of you may be wondering about mosquitoes in Arizona. trust me, we have them – especially in our summer monsoon season. Summer thunderstorms mean standing water and standing water means mosquitoes. I had the perfect test site – my house. You see, our back door is open a lot, due to the fact that we have 4 dogs who want o be out when they are in, and in when they are out. During the rains, our house is frequently full of mosquitoes. We’re a computer family, and often – we are all relegated to our usual spaces, pecking away at our own computers. While we are writing articles, playing video games and perusing social media – we are getting bitten – a lot. Wrists and ankles, especially. The Thermacell was a welcome Product Review!
Every member of the family tried it – my daughter in her bedroom, my wife in her home office, and me at my workspace in our living room. This thing works as advertised. When it was operating, we weren’t getting bit. At all. I have no reason to believe it would be any different in the outdoors. My wife and daughter are skeptics, and they were impressed.
The lantern portion works well too, with different settings available. The butane cartridge and repellent strip are easy to change and they last around 12 hours as advertised.There is a slight odor emitted but is barely noticeable. Lighting the device is easy nice you get the hang of it. The lanterns sells for about 40 bucks which I think is worth it, all things considered. I’d absolutely recommend this for a cottage, tent or camp table, where mosquitoes are a problem. The base is made so it can stand freely on a flat surface, or it is also equipped with a handle so you can hang it.
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This definitely gets the Desert Rat “Thumbs Up”! Especially this year, when we are much more concerned about the risk of mosquito-borne illnesses, such as Zika and Dengue, given the increased presence of mosquitos carrying these viruses in the United States. Thermacell wanted to let my audience know about Thermacell non-topical mosquito repellents, which are an effective and safe way to protect from biting pests.
Thermacell lanterns, torches and repellers use butane to heat a repellent pad to evenly and effectively disseminate a repellent for up to 12 hours. These products are EPA approved and have been tested by the U.S. Army for effectiveness against mosquitoes.
All products are proven to be up to 96% effective against mosquitoes and create a 15 x 15 foot zone of protection in just minutes.