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Friday, July 30, 2010

We’re still giving you the best, must-have products for summer 2010 and today’s product is a definite Must-Have that you do not want to be without!image If there is one part of summer that I could do without it is undoubtedly mosquitoes!  Unfortunately mosquitoes are as much a part of summer in my neck of the woods as BBQ’s and Bomb Pops!  As a matter of fact, mosquitoes are so bad where I live that we don’t even dare venture outside with the kids after 5 pm, because if we do someone will most definitely be getting bit!  While mosquitoes are quite the nuisance they are also dangerous for 2 of my daughters as they both have pretty bad reactions to their bites.  Both Lil Diva and Savanna swell up, become puffy, and itch like maniacs when they have been bitten, it’s not pleasant to watch and I’m sure it’s even less pleasant to experience.  We’ve tried everything to rid our yard of mosquitoes and take back control, but nothing has seemed to work for more than a half an hour and even then the area of protection and the smell of the mosquito repellents were as bad as the actual pests.  So as with most things I need an answer to I Goggled it—and I found a company who makes keeping you safe from outdoor pests their mission!

ThermaCELL is the manufacturer of the only portable, butane-operated, area mosquito repellant.  ThermaCELL technology was developed in 1986, it utilizes a butane cartridge to provide an energy source that surpasses rechargeable batteries in most every way!  This spring (2010) ThermaCELL introduced the Outdoor Lantern as its latest addition to their already impressive line of mosquito repellent products.   The ThermaCELL Outdoor Lantern is up to 98% effective at repelling mosquitoes, black fries, and no-see-ums.  The lantern is also fully portable which makes it a great tool for campers, fishermen, hunters, and backyard bbqs!  Of course, the ThermaCELL Outdoor Lantern has a host of great features:
  • Eight LED lights, with two illumination settings
  • Twice as much light as previous ThermaCELL lanterns
  • Up to 98% protection from mosquitoes, black flies and no-see-ums
  • 15 x 15 foot comfort zone
  • Easy grip handle
  • Rugged outdoor structure
  • Lightweight - 13oz
  • Mosquito repellent operates on a single butane cartridge
  • Light operates on four AA batteries (not included) image
I received the ThemaCELL Outdoor Lantern to review and not a moment too soon as the mosquitoes this year seem even more brutal than those of previous years.  The Outdoor Lantern was fairly easy to get ready for its first use, I did however, have  to read the instructions to make sure I did it correctly (something I admittedly never do).  Once everything was in place I turned it on and watched as several eager mosquitoes investigated it, I would have been disappointed except that I did read the directions which say to give the unit 10-30 minutes to become fully effective.  So I waited and after about 15 minutes I noticed that the amount of mosquitoes buzzing around my front porch had drastically decreased, and after 30 minutes they had all but disappeared.  It was nice to be able to enjoy being outside without worrying about disease carrying mosquitoes biting my kids. 

What I like about this product:  I really love that it is so portable, knowing I can pack it into the camping or fishing gear in seconds and be mosquito free!  I also love the wide range of protection that the Outdoor Lantern  offers!  One of my favorite things about the ThermaCELL Outdoor Lamp is how long the butane cartridges last (12 full hours) and how long the repellent mats are effective before needing changed (4 hours each).

What I wish were different about this product:  I wish the time it takes for the Outdoor Lantern to start becoming very effective were shorter.  There are many times when we take the kids outside on a whim and need mosquito coverage ASAP and unfortunately the lantern takes some time to get its mosquito mojo going!

Buy it:  You can purchase the ThemraCELL Outdoor Lantern for $31.99 online here.

Win it!  One MIBR reader is going to receive a ThermaCELL Outdoor Lantern of their own!  To be entered into this giveaway please visit ThermaCELL and look around, come back here and leave a comment on this post telling me which other ThermaCELL product(s) you would like to try!  This is mandatory and must be completed before any additional entries are allowed!

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This giveaway ends on Monday August 16, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST.  One winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced in a separate winner's post.  Winner will have 48 hours to contact me and claim his prize, failure to do so will result in winner forfeiting his prize and me choosing a new winner.
 
 

72 comments :

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  25. main entry: My son in law would like using the woodlands-camo-appliance that deters mosquitoes as he hunts & goes fishing great item which I think I'll get for his this years christmas gift thanks for letting us know about this great company & all that they offer
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  37. I would also love to try the Mini Lantern or the Patio Lantern!
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  39. I would love to try ThermaCELL Olive Appliance. Thanks again :)

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