View Full Version : Has anyone tried the ThermaCell Mosquito Repeller
07-11-2003, 06:31 PM
Has anyone tried on of these things? I saw one for the first time yesterday and was told that they really do work. The guy that is selling you something will always tell you that it will work. With all the rain that we have had already this year the mosquito population is running rampid and I only see it getting worse. Any feedback on this product?
07-14-2003, 08:35 AM
I have never used one personally, but have some friend that do use them. They do alot of bow hunting in central florida and say that the mesquitos never touch them while using it. I think that I am going to try it this year. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-thumbs-up-aqua.gif
07-14-2003, 11:29 AM
I can attest to its effectiveness. My buddy used one during turkey season while we both hunted. He never got buzzed by them while I had them all around me. We were sitting several feet apart and he had it positioned slightly upwind of him.
I'm planning on buying one based on this first hand experience.
07-14-2003, 09:20 PM
Thanks for the info. I think I am going to buy one and several inserts before my local shop runs out of them. I read on a couple of other forums what people had to say about them and it was all good news. What a concept, someone building something that actually works. Happy hunting! http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/pig-laughing.bmp
07-16-2003, 05:32 PM
I was wondering if wind plays a big factor on the effectiveness of these units? I would think that any amount of wind would blow the repeller product and then you would have to be directly downwind for it to work but maybe I'm wrong. Any idea if this is true?
07-29-2003, 09:47 PM
Fyrestorm and I used them last turkey season, and they are impressive!!! It takes about 10 minutes for them to warm up and start repelling skeeters. But once they are working, they do the job like nothing I have ever seen.
I imagine on a really windy day it could be a problem. You could always sit the unit on the ground upwind of you, or hang it on the upwind side of your stand. But on days that windy, skeeter action is reduced because they are so light they get blown away too.
Bottom line is, they work great, they are worth the money, and I went out and bought one too. Can't wait to use it this upcoming season.
I don't have personal experience with one yet but I have heard they work great on mosquitos but don't do a thing about the no-see-ums.
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