Hi, I am Melissa from Northline Express here with effective mosquito control that you don’t have to spray on! Within minutes after turning on the ThermaCell Lantern the repellent creates a 15 by 15-foot mosquito and fly free zone. The coverage area is equal to the size of an average deck, patio, or campsite.
The ThermaCell lantern is powered by a single butane cartridge. Which means it is portable and there are no electrical cords to mess with. The butane provides the cordless, portable heat that activates the device. The heat generated by the butane cartridge is directed to a metal grill that is part of the design of the ThermaCell Lantern. A small mat saturated with repellent sits on top of the metal grill. Heat vaporizes the repellent allowing it to rise into the air.
The repellent is Allethrin, a copy of a repellent that naturally occurs in chrysanthemum flowers. It repels mosquitoes, black flies, and no-see-ums, and is harmless to humans and pets.
Butane cartridges will provide up to 12 hours of use. You will want to replace the mat after it turns from blue to white, after approximately 4 hours of use. You can use a mat until it turns completely white.
You can turn the unit on and off at will without replacing the mat. Mats used for a period of time less than four hours will still be just as effective. I suggest if there is going to be a significant amount of time between usages, like several days or more, that you keep the mats in their foil packaging or in a sealed sandwich bag between uses. Your unit will include, 1 butane cartridge and 3 insect repellent mats
Now let’s talk about the fun stuff! This unit is dual-function it repels bugs and provides light. It even has “low” and “high” settings for the 8 LED lamp. The lights operate on 4 AA batteries, which are not included. As any good lantern would, it has a comfortable handle so you can take it with you on the go. I love that I can use it on evening strolls, on camping trips, or as mood lighting on my patio ALL WHILE KEEPING MOSQUITOES AWAY!!! The Thermacell lantern is another great product from Northline Express home of the buy and try satisfaction guarantee.