Gardening Articles: Care :: Pests & Problems
New Handy Mosquito Repellent
by Charlie Nardozzi
Summer time is mosquito time for much of the country. Whether youre camping, gardening, or just enjoying a quiet evening on a patio or deck, mosquitoes often seek you out and ruin your fun. While there are many mosquito repellent lotions and sprays on the markets, heres a new product that features a handy cordless, portable, butane-powered, phone-sized device. The Thermacell mosquito repellent has a botanical pesticide-laden mat draped over a warm metal grill. As the insecticide vaporizes in the air around the cartridge, it repels flying mosquitoes within a 225 square foot area. The mats can be replaced after 3 to 4 hours of usage. The vapor is safe and harmless to pets and humans.
For best results allow 10 to 30 minutes for the vapor to spread throughout the area and place the device close to the ground and upwind from any breezes.
For more information on this odorless and silent bug repellent, go to: Thermacell.