Throughout my life, I was never one to be bitten by mosquitoes until two years ago. I have heard that there are several reasons why mosquitoes bite some people and not others. According to VeryWell Health, some of the reasons that researchers have noted are dark clothing, skin bacteria, diet and beer consumption, pregnancy, sweat, body heat, carbon dioxide and blood type to name a few. I visited Montana and was literally attacked by hundreds of the pesky insects. It was the first time I experienced mosquito bites, swelling, and itching. Ever since then, mosquitoes bites became common whenever I attempted to enjoy spending time on my deck or patio.
I was never fond of spraying chemicals on my skin to repel insects, so I didn’t.
Around that same time, I was introduced to the Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repellent. The compact tower packs a serious punch when it comes to repelling mosquitos. I appreciate that it’s DEET-free and scent-free. It’s not a spray and it requires no candles or flames. The 15-foot zone of protection is perfect for deck and patio protection. The tower comes in a variety of trendy colors so that you can complement your décor and match your color scheme. They also come in several styles including a cute lantern style, which will be my next purchase, pictured here.
There are no cords or batteries, making it easy to move the protection where needed. It is powered by a fuel cartridge and includes repellent mats that last up to four hours each. When the mat changes color, simply replace it and the protection continues.
I now have the Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repellent in several colors and I strategically place them around my outdoor living spaces, including my front porch, deck, and patio.
Due to the portability factor and the fact that they are lightweight, I even take them with me on vacation to rental homes with outdoor living spaces and swimming pools. Now, I can sit for hours and entertain guests in a mosquito-free environment and without offensive sprays, candles, and smells. This product is genius and I have shared my love of this product with many friends who have purchased them for their outdoor spaces too.