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ThermaCELL Mosquito Repelling Appliances - How do They Work?


ThermaCELL Mosquito Repelling Appliances are a popular method of mosquito control among hunters, fishermen, gardeners, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all sorts. These lightweight, cordless, and portable units use revolutionary, patented technology to dispense a small amount of repellent into the air over a long period of time, and create a mosquito-free barrier of protection. In this article, discover how ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Appliances work and how they can make outdoor activities more safe and enjoyable for you and your family.

ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Appliances offer effective protection from various mosquito species, black flies, sand flies, and no-see ums in outdoor environments. They provide impressive repelling action that chases away up to 98% of insects and creates a 15 foot mosquito-free barrier of protection during outdoor activities. ThermaCELL Appliances are easy to transport for mosquito control on the go and are available as handheld repellent devices or mosquito repellent lanterns.


ThermaCELL Outdoor LanternsThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Lantern

ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Outdoor Lanterns are perfect appliances to provide protection against mosquitoes and other biting insects in ambient outdoor settings like bonfires, patios, and camp sites. ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Outdoor Lanterns repel up to 98% mosquitoes, black flies, and no-see ums by using a combination of butane cartridges, heat, and repellent mats that are saturated in allethrin. The repellent released from the ThermaCELL Repellent Lantern creates a 15 x 15 foot mosquito-free comfort zone and illuminates the surrounding area that it is protecting with eight LED lights and 2 different settings for brightness.


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Handheld ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Appliances get rid of mosquitoes in outdoor environments like hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and a variety of other outdoor activities. ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Appliances also use a combination of butane cartridges, heat, and repellent mats that are saturated in allethrin to repel mosquitoes for up to a 15 x 15 foot radius. ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Appliances are able to effectively repel up to 98% of mosquitoes and other insects when the allethrin is released from the device. These lightweight handheld units have been field tested and approved by the U.S. Army and are currently used for mosquito control in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan.


Butane Cartridges

ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Appliances are powered by butane. Through using the good quality, high energy content of butane, each cartridge will provide up to 12 hours of repelling action and protection from not only mosquitoes, but black flies, sand flies, and no-see ums as well. Using butane cartridges to power the handheld ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Appliance and ThermaCELL Outdoor Repellent Lantern allows for cordless and portable operation, but also provides a few more advantages when using ThermaCELL Repellent Appliances for mosquito control.

ThermaCell Butane Cartridge
  • Easy to use, safe and environmentally friendly disposable cartridges
  • Contains over thirty times the energy (by weight) of alkaline batteries
  • Control valve is renewed every time a new cartridge is inserted - Cartridges can be attached or removed without butane leakage at any time
  • Uses flame arresting principal to make it impossible for the combustion within the appliance to propagate to combustible materials outside

Repellent Mats

ThermaCELL Repellent Mats

ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Appliances effectively repel mosquitoes and other biting insects with repellent mats that are saturated with the repellent allethrin. Allethrin is a synthetic analog, or chemical copy of the naturally occurring insecticide pyrethrin which is found in chrysanthemum plants and is known to attack the nervous system of mosquitoes and other soft bodies insects.

A metal grid on the back of the handheld ThermaCELL Repellent Appliance or at the top of the ThermaCELL Repellent Lantern heats the repellent mat and releases the allethrin into the air. Each repellent mat will provide up to 4 hours of mosquito control and protection against mosquito bites. The ThermaCELL Mosquito Repelling Appliance also accepts Earth Scented mosquito repellent mats. For avid hunters who need a cover scent, the Earth Scent mosquito repellent mats will provide the same effective repelling action while preventing natural body scents from giving away your hunting spot.  Repellent mats should be replaced when there is no more blue color visible and the mat has turned completely white.


ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Appliances are portable low-maintenance alternatives and additions to using mosquito traps, backyard misting systems, and spray insecticides for mosquito control. They effectively get rid of mosquitoes and offer hours of protection against mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases without using DEET or other harsh chemicals.

ThermaCELL also offers a few add-ons that can make your ThermaCELL Mosquito Repelling Appliance even more useful including the ThermaCELL All Purpose Swivel Light and the ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Appliance Holster. The ThermaCELL Swivel Light will allow you to see in the dark for up to 15 feet while you are entering of leaving your hunting spot and the ThermaCELL Holster will add convenience to your handheld ThermaCELL Repellent Appliance with pockets for extra repellent mats and butane cartridges. The holster will also allow you to clip the device onto the waistline of your pants, your backpack, or tree stand.

ThermaCELL Mosquito Repelling Appliances and ThermaCELL Repellent Lanterns are easy to use and inexpensive to operate. The handheld appliances are available in olive green and RealTree APG HD for those who wish to match their mosquito repellent device to their hunting fatigues. ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Appliances will control mosquitoes for hours during outdoor events and can be turned on and off as many times as you with throughout protection. Keep in mind that if you turn the appliance off, or if it is the first time you are using, you should allow your ThermaCELL Repellent Appliance at least 15 minutes to reach its full repelling potential.

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