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Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Tech Giveaway

Yay for Summer! Boo to mosquitoes. They’re the worst and they always come out when you’re enjoying the season.

Did you know that mosquitoes are attracted to:

  • A steady-flow of CO2. If you’re exercising or doing some kind of activity, they’ll be all over you.
  • Dark colours that make you stand out against the horizon
  • If you’ve had a beer (though nobody knows why)
  • If you’re hot – heat often means the blood is close to the surface
  • Me. Always me.

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Come at me, mozzies!

Either way, let’s get on with why you’re here – to win some awesome mosquito repellent tech from Thermacell. I’m giving away:

Thermacell Mosquito Tech Giveaway


  1. Michael Kwan

    July 24, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    I’ve read that they’re also attracted to you if you’ve recently eaten a banana. Something to do with the potassium? So, keep cool and stay away from the banana beer. Haha.

    1. jamesrcsmith

      July 24, 2020 at 1:27 pm

      Aww but I love banana beer!

    2. Stephen

      July 24, 2020 at 3:15 pm

      They say I’m a banana. Maybe this is why I get eaten alive?

      1. jamesrcsmith

        July 24, 2020 at 3:16 pm

        Haha! Yes. As well as those camping ‘slipper boot’ monstrosities.

    3. Kristy

      July 27, 2020 at 10:45 am

      I heard the opposite…. eating bananas can help keep the bugs away…

  2. Tamara

    July 25, 2020 at 5:07 am

    I was looking at these three other day. I’m intrigued because I always get eaten by mosquitos and my youngest does too. My husband was wondering about the warning to not breathe in or near the device? It left him wondering how it works and what exactly is in it to keep away mosquitos?

    1. jamesrcsmith

      July 25, 2020 at 5:32 am

      Great question: The devices are powered by a small fuel cartridge that provides the cordless, portable heat that is directed to a metal grill. A small mat saturated with repellent is inserted on top of the metal grill. Heat disperses the repellent from the mat into the air, creating the zone of protection.

      This repellent, allethrin, is a synthetic copy of a natural repellent found in chrysanthemum plants.

  3. Teresa Donnessey

    July 25, 2020 at 8:16 am

    This is a really neat product, I’ve never seen them before thanks for sharing. I’ll definitely be picking one up

  4. Tairalyn

    July 25, 2020 at 8:44 am

    What an awesome giveaway and for such a great cause…. MY BODY to not be covered in bug bites!

  5. Elizabeth Vlug

    July 25, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Love the outdoors, but detest those pesky bugs. And I’ve tried everything. Well, maybe not the banana beer. lol.

  6. Janette Shearer

    July 27, 2020 at 9:28 am

    oh I wish I knew about this before we went camping and were eaten alive by Mosquitoes! This looks soo cool

    1. jamesrcsmith

      July 27, 2020 at 9:31 am

      It’s gonna be a looooong summer.

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