THERMACELL Bristol Mosquito Repeller Lantern
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About THERMACELL Bristol Mosquito Repeller Lantern:
The Thermacell Mosquito Repeller Bristol 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 ambient light and decorative design perfectly adorn your deck or patio. Ideal for use while you are gardening, observing outdoor sporting events, and hanging around the backyard, Thermacell Lanterns have been evaluated by the EPA for safety and effectiveness.
- Works with all Thermacell repellent mats and refills
- Includes: Thermacell Bristol Lantern, 3 Original repeller mats, 1 butane cartridge
- Requires 3 AAA-batteries (not included)
What We Thought: With the news circulating about the Zika virus everyone is really trying to avoid mosquitoes now more than ever. I have teamed up with THERMACELL not only to review this awesome Mosquito Repeller Lantern but to also give all of the Product Review Cafe readers some facts about the Zika virus.
First I want to talk about this awesome lantern. This was so simple from unboxing to use that it literally only took minutes.
This comes with everything that you need to repel mosquitoes right out of the box, but if you want to use the lantern be sure to have 3 AAA batteries on hand. I used mine during the day and didn’t need the batteries, but I can’t wait to light these when we have a cook out!
I thought this product would be more difficult to use, but you literally put the repeller mat in the top, screw in the butane cartridge and twist the top. You peep inside to see if the little viewing area is glowing orange and if it is you are good to go!
I found this product to not have a harsh scent and the mosquito population stayed far away from me. I used this for several hours on the same mat and had no issues. You do see a slight amount of a smoke like substance coming out of the lantern, but I did not notice any odor at all. This put out less smoke than a citronella candle/lantern and I found it to work better.
The above photo is an in-use photo and as you can see there is literally no haze coming out of the top. This was after using it for quite awhile. I love that I can work outside now while watching my son play and we are not being devoured by mosquitoes. They are really bad here this year because of our extremely wet Spring and boy we were about to get carried away!
Now here are some facts about the Zika Virus and what you can do to prevent mosquito bites:
Did you know that Zika has been around since 1947? I didn’t either! The CDC website is full of information about this virus and we appreciate them being so open about it so that we can share with our readers.
Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected. However, Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly, as well as other severe fetal brain defects. Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.
Here’s what you can do to control mosquitoes outside your home
- Install or repair and use window and door screens. Do not leave doors propped open.
- Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out any items that hold water like tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpot saucers, or trash containers. Mosquitoes lay eggs near water.
- Tightly cover water storage containers (buckets, cisterns, rain barrels) so that mosquitoes cannot get inside to lay eggs.
- For containers without lids, use wire mesh with holes smaller than an adult mosquito.
- Use larvicides to treat large containers of water that will not be used for drinking and cannot be covered or dumped out.
- Use an outdoor flying insect spray where mosquitoes rest. Mosquitoes rest in dark, humid areas like under patio furniture, or under the carport or garage. When using insecticides, always follow label instructions.
- If you have a septic tank, repair cracks or gaps. Cover open vent or plumbing pipes. Use wire mesh with holes smaller than an adult mosquito.
To learn more about THERMACELL and their mosquito repellent products check out their website!
For more information about the Zika Virus by state check out the CDC Zika virus in the United States page.
Comment below with ideas on how you stay safe from mosquitoes. We would love to hear from you.