Last Updated: August 7, 2020

Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repellent Fiesta Red Easy to Use Highly Effective Provides 12 Hours of DEET Free Mosquito Repellent Scent Free No Spray No Smoke and Cordless One Size

Last Updated: August 7, 2020
5.6
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Returns
 138
returned, refund, policy, returnable, flammable
-100%
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" ...  Tried to return and Amazon refused.  ...  "
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" ...  I miss my return window -very disappointed!  ...  "
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" ...  And when I attempted to return it found out it isn’t eligible for return.  ...  "
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" ...  I would like to return it but I can not find the option to choose to do it.  ...  "
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" ...  Now I can’t return it.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately, I did not open the box to find that out until after the return date expired.  ...  "
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" ...  Wish I could return but it's not eligible.  ...  "
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" ...  I emailed Thermacell but the email bounced back. ... Cannot return to Amazon due to flammable nature of butane.  ...  "
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Product Reliability
 129
stopped working, refills, return, mosquitos, defective
+13%
-87%
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" ...  I’m not sure if this was defective or not.  ...  "
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" ...  Two of them are defective and now I’m stuck with two that donor work!!!!  ...  "
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" ...  It's not working.  ...  "
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" ...  I used this 5 or 6 times and then it stopped working / about 5 days after the return window closed.  ...  "
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" ...  I wish they had worked. ... And we can’t send them back after only 10 days.  ...  "
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" ...  Mine must be defective because the orange light never came on and it doesn’t work.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought refills and everything and have no use for it when it won't work.  ...  "
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" ...  Only worked for three days and is not returnable  ...  "
Price
 96
waste your money, money, worth, worth the money, save your money
+15%
-85%
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" ...  I wouldn't waste your money on this.  ...  "
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" ...  Don’t waste your money.  ...  "
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" ...  I can’t return either so it was a waste of money for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Its a waste of money, don't buy it!  ...  "
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" ...  I call it a money pit.  ...  "
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" ...  Don’t waste your money!  ...  "
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" ...  Don't waste your money as I did, and find an alternative solution.  ...  "
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" ...  Don’t waste your money  ...  "
Capacity
 72
mosquitoes, area, backyard, sitting, yard
+69%
-31%
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" ...  When we felt like we couldn't enjoy our patio of our new house because of the mosquitos, this thing saved us.  ...  "
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" ...  We live in Central Florida and spend a lot of time in our yard a garden areas.  ...  "
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" ...  No more mosquitoes and I can enjoy my patio.  ...  "
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" ...  They create a wonderful “big free bubble” large enough for a couple lawn chairs or small sitting area.  ...  "
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" ...  I've even taken it to a get-together at a neighbor's house so the mosquitoes wouldn't get me there.  ...  "
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" ...  I can enjoy evenings on my porch, late afternoon garden parties.  ...  "
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" ...  After being highly recommended by one of our friends who camps, we bought two for our deck.  ...  "
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" ...  Still ok and does the job for a small area.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 54
easy, use, easy to set, smell, scent
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Has no odor and easy to use and works  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and really work.  ...  "
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" ...  Ease of use  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Product is easy to use and does not smell but who cares when it doesn’t work!!!  ...  "
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" ...  - Easy to Use ... Dependant on the breeze . ... Very easy to use .  ...  "
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" ...  And if there is a strong breeze it’s pretty worthless.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use, no bad smell.  ...  "
Marketplace
 45
refills, tried to return, thank, returnable, described
+40%
-60%
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" ...  Truly not as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Product doesn’t work as described  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered based on reviews - my bad.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon will not let you return it or replace it .  ...  "
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" ...  Counterfeit, cheap, broken after 2 days-I hope you get what you deserve from Amazon!!  ...  "
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" ...  Sadly, this product does not work, and the picture clearly shows that we still got bit.  ...  "
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" ...  Can't call Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon will not accept a return on this item.  ...  "
Features
 30
orange, tried, seem, coming, turns
+13%
-87%
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" ...  Tried the same thing for the second one, and it just won’t light.  ...  "
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" ...  When we got this one I couldn’t get it to light.  ...  "
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" ...  The first one I purchased from Amazon would not light.  ...  "
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" ...  Only reason not 5-star is because of the light.  ...  "
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" ...  Does not light  ...  "
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" ...  NO matter what we do, the orange light won't come on.  ...  "
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" ...  Item is very hard to light. ... not even kidding ) but most nights it will not light.  ...  "
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" ...  I tried several times to ignite it but get nothing the orange light is not coming on  ...  "
Print Quality
 28
cartridges, butane, fuel, replacement cartridges, mats
+29%
-71%
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" ...  But after 1 hour of trying to start it , we realized the butane cartridge was empty.  ...  "
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" ...  AlSO, REPELLENT CARTRIDGES DO NOT LAST LONG.  ...  "
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" ...  Disappointed that this did not come with the 4 mats or 1 fuel cartridge as it states in description and on the package, so I haven't been able to use it yet.  ...  "
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" ...  The butane cartridge burns out in about 1 hour.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked the first few times with the cartridges provided but not after I bought a replacement package for 120h.  ...  "
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" ...  Did not work our cartridge was empty.  ...  "
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" ...  We were liking this product ok. Changed cartridge this morning and now it won’t turn on!  ...  "
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" ...  Highly disappointed with this product and the fact that the small butane cartridges run out quickly and are so expensive to replace!!  ...  "
Build Quality
 27
legs, outside, thermacell, mosquitoes, mosquito
+11%
-89%
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" ...  WORKS WHEN ON THE TABLE, I.E., FOR UPPER BODY BUT NO HELP FOR THE LEGS.  ...  "
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" ...  It already is broken.  ...  "
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" ...  Broke after Three weeks.  ...  "
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" ...  Don't know if is the thermacell or the mosquitoes is super hungry……Still got bit by mosquito even put right next to my legs.  ...  "
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" ...  Cheap piece of plastic.  ...  "
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" ...  Mosquito flew right by and on to my legs.  ...  "
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" ...  This product is missing parts.  ...  "
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" ...  My legs and feet are covered in bites .  ...  "
Battery Life
 19
last, 12, lasted, hrs, supposed
+32%
-68%
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" ...  Battery died the next day.  ...  "
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" ...  After 1 hour, the pad starts to become white but they were supposed to last 4 hours .  ...  "
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" ...  Not working at all and I tried it for 24 hrs.  ...  "
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" ...  However, the butane is supposed to last 9-12 hours and I only got about 5 hours out of it.  ...  "
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" ...  the product lasted less than 12 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  This product lasted exactly one day, just a couple of hours.  ...  "
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" ...  We only had it on for a little more than 2 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  And I can’t even return it to amazon because it’s got a hazardous battery.  ...  "
Size
 18
easy to use, easy, small, portable thermacell, use
+89%
-11%
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" ...  This is discreet and easily portable.  ...  "
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" ...  This is easy to use and is a convenient size but it doesn't work.  ...  "
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" ...  I didn’t have that problem with the original portable thermacell.  ...  "
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" ...  Made a tiny bit more.  ...  "
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" ...  It's extremely easy to set up and has virtually no smell, additionally it's compact size makes storing a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  Decided to buy this unit to throw in our travel trailer and have used it in Michigan when the mosquitos hatched.  ...  "
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" ...  Lightweight and easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  We have had the portable Thermacell for several years.  ...  "
Comfort
 18
skin, mosquitoes, thermacell, scent, chemicals
+22%
-78%
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" ...  while also wearing bug spray .  ...  "
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" ...  And by fumes I mean chemicals that are burned off of the pads.  ...  "
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" ...  I am allergic to DEET and it burns my skin, this is NOT a solution that works.  ...  "
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" ...  just twist the bottom to the off position and done.  ...  "
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" ...  Big pain sending back  ...  "
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" ...  Removing the pad is a pain because it's kind of hot right after use and you have to glove up or get chemicals on your fingers.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a mice idea, but it doesn’t work.  ...  "
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" ...  Otherwise when you turn this silly thing on it's like a huge mosquito orgy has descended upon you about 10 feet above your head.  ...  "
For Travel
 17
bought, trip, mosquitos, thermacell, michigan
+71%
-29%
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" ...  Safe to say, I'll be purchasing another ThermaCELL for my back porch, and at least 1-2 portable versions for camping.  ...  "
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" ...  Went camping after getting Thermacell and no bugs where we were sitting.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my trip to the Treasure Coast in Florida.  ...  "
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" ...  Us for camping  ...  "
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" ...  Outdoor camping and back patio  ...  "
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" ...  It also weighs nothing- I took this backpacking: it is a camping game changer.  ...  "
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" ...  Works perfect for camping  ...  "
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" ...  I bought mine as a skeptic and then came back and bought another one for my daughter to take camping.  ...  "
Setup
 14
followed, follow, minutes, directions, setup
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Unfortunately- only one of them works when I follow instructions on how to use them.  ...  "
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" ...  I followed the instructions 100% and this thing does not work.  ...  "
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" ...  Followed directions to a “T” took multiple times just to get to lite.  ...  "
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" ...  Read the instructions and fired up the first one no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  I received 3, if not more mosquito bites in a short amount of time after waiting the instructed time for setup.  ...  "
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" ...  I followed the instructions and ended up with several mosquito bites.  ...  "
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" ...  Followed instructions and let item run for 20 minutes before we went on patio.  ...  "
Product As Described
 13
works as advertised, advertised, works, product, pictures
+62%
-38%
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" ...  Does exactly as is described.  ...  "
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" ...  Item works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described  ...  "
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" ...  Really repels mosquitos as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works like described!  ...  "
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" ...  The pictures I posted speaks by themselves.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
Cleaning
 13
bug spray, sprays, mosquito, bug, spraying
+54%
-46%
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" ...  This is a good mosquito repellent, small, not messy and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Best of all no sticky or smelly sprays.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to use and doesn’t have any smell/scent.  ...  "
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" ...  We didn’t need bug spray at all!  ...  "
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" ...  I think this thing attracts mosquitoes.  ...  "
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" ...  Mosquitos are year round here and this works better than repellent oil filled tiki torches, mosquito coils, natural or deet bug sprays.  ...  "
Storage
 13
space, missing, storage, outdoor, machine
+23%
-77%
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" ...  And for those of you thinking it’s because of the lid, mine didn’t come with one and if it had I would have operated it with it off as I knew it was a flame it would require airflow (this why you can’t use the portable one with its “holder”).  ...  "
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" ...  It is missing the lid.  ...  "
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" ...  The accessories are too expensive to keep buying for this machine.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the 2nd one I have bought but this one did not come with a lid, should it have been in the box?  ...  "
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" ...  Now I have all these butane filled bottles and mats that I can't return or dispose safely.  ...  "
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" ...  Missing lid fromm bbooxx.  ...  "
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" ...  My thermacell is missing the bottom lid.  ...  "
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" ...  Since I could not return it I decided to store the box in the closet.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 12
unit, product, opened, missing, know
-100%
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" ...  the switch has already broken.  ...  "
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" ...  I received a faulty product, new from box, it will not ignite.  ...  "
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" ...  I may have a defective unit, but it's a lot of money for something that doesn't work.  ...  "
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" ...  I don’t know if I got a defective unit or what but I am extremely disappointed in the unit.  ...  "
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" ...  It already is broken.  ...  "
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" ...  Do I just have a defective product?  ...  "
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" ...  I tried to contact amazon to let them know that I have a defective unit.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived broken.  ...  "
For Running
 9
run, mosquitoes, hour, getting, bites
+33%
-67%
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" ...  After getting the run-around over a span of 4-5weeks I finally just gave up.  ...  "
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" ...  Ran this for an hour with no wind.  ...  "
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" ...  Me and my family got chomped by mosquitoes when this thing was on and running.  ...  "
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" ...  This is extremely costly to run.  ...  "
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" ...  Left in 3/4 closed garage and mosquitoes were still very prevalent after 5 plus hours of this running.  ...  "
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" ...  I saw outside for about 30 minutes (after the device had been running) and walked away with over 10 bites on one leg.  ...  "
Delivery
 9
product, work, item, arrived, time
+22%
-78%
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" ...  It arrived broken.  ...  "
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" ...  Item did not work on arrival.  ...  "
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" ...  Just got it today but the box was smashed in.  ...  "
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" ...  This product was very difficult from the time I took it out of the package.  ...  "
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" ...  This item arrived without a bottom making it unusable!  ...  "
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" ...  I received the product and was happy to try it out, unfortunately it doesn’t work at all.  ...  "
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" ...  I received the product, but doesn’t work!!!  ...  "
Sound Quality
 8
smell, easy to use, sound, scent, bit
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Absolutely awesome product, with no discernible scent, zero noise, incredibly easy to use and a reasonably attractive form.  ...  "
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" ...  There is no scent, no noise, sleek design and NO MOSQUITOS.  ...  "
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" ...  Kinda sounds like a good time .  ...  "
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" ...  It's sound and looks promising but it doesn't work like it advertise at all  ...  "
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" ...  The green and blue light settings work well and are quiet the red one is a bit loud but turn that on when no one is home to help with the bug issue I live in the south and country and bugs and spiders seem to be everywhere.  ...  "
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" ...  This was VERY easy to use (I am a bit tech challenged at times), no smell, and no noise.  ...  "
Fit
 8
screw, mosquito, fuel, deck, cap
+25%
-75%
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" ...  Does not work, the inserts finished too fast  ...  "
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" ...  The flame keeps shutting off.  ...  "
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" ...  It would not shut off when put in the off position and therefore uses all the fuel, even if I wanted to use it for 20 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  I even held the Thermacell at one point and had mosquitoes landing on me while holding it!  ...  "
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" ...  I had this thing between my legs with shorts on and the mosquitos were biting my legs and my wife’s legs constantly. ... She and my son are more of a magnet and they had several bites in their exposed ankles.  ...  "
For Kids
 7
use, porch, playing, bought, around
+86%
-14%
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" ...  There is also no odor which is great for my kids.  ...  "
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" ...  Been bothered by the mosquito in the backyard when the kids are playing.  ...  "
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" ...  Safe around kids  ...  "
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" ...  Our son-in-law gave us one of these, and since then I've bought a few more.  ...  "
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" ...  We use it with the kids playing on the porch!  ...  "
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" ...  I love it cause she loves it.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 7
connect, device, away
+29%
-71%
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" ...  Bought two devices and it didn’t work.  ...  "
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" ...  Had to move the device around throughout the evening to keep the mosquitos away.  ...  "
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" ...  Can not connect to Amazon  ...  "
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" ...  Would not connect me to a superivisor.  ...  "
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" ...  I tried messaging them and no response.  ...  "
Software Platform
 6
pretty
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Issue wasn’t user error, the product won’t light.  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe it’s user error, but I have had very hit and miss luck with this product.  ...  "
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" ...  As a matter of fact, I think it was attracting bugs  ...  "
Overall performance
 6
works, flies, mosquitos
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Gets the job done with no scent.  ...  "
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" ...  Does the job  ...  "
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" ...  This product really works for both mosquitos and midge flies.  ...  "
Call quality
 6
back, hear, thermacell, return, company
+17%
-83%
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" ...  The company said they’d have someone call me but they never did.  ...  "
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" ...  I called Thermacell and was on hold waiting and opted for call back but didn't receive a return call.  ...  "
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" ...  was told I would hear back.  ...  "
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" ...  But now it has been 2 weeks and after 2 more emails and 2 more phone calls, I don’t hear back about how they will fix the problem.  ...  "
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" ...  Can't call Amazon.  ...  "
Network
 6
coverage, mosquitoes, away, 15, table
+67%
-33%
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" ...  It takes about 10 - 15 minutes to reach the maximum area of coverage depending on the wind of course.  ...  "
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" ...  It states that it provides 15 feet of protection, but I had my unit about 3 1/2 feet away because the direction state not to place too close to food, and those pesky mosquitoes ate me for dinner!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Our house is surrounded by trees so we have a ton of mosquitoes.  ...  "
Design
 6
cute, table, mosquitos, looks, scent
+83%
-17%
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" ...  And cute too!  ...  "
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" ...  There is no scent, no noise, sleek design and NO MOSQUITOS.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks cute  ...  "
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" ...  cute little thing to have on your table.  ...  "
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" ...  It doesn’t stink and looks good just sitting on a table.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 5
mosquitoes, mosquito, swim, spray, outside
+80%
-20%
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" ...  We stayed mosquito and gnat free and enjoyed the patio and yard without having to go inside or spray that stinky repellent on ourselves!  ...  "
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" ...  We eat dinner outside by the pool every night.  ...  "
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" ...  Now, I start this little gadget up and can swim in peace.  ...  "
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" ...  We've used it while fishing and while riding the golf cart and it has made a clear difference both times.  ...  "
Controls
 4
turn, seem, one, light, easy
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Poor quality control.  ...  "
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" ...  It doesn’t work, the on off switch won’t turn on!  ...  "
Heating
 4
heating, heat, food
+25%
-75%
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" ...  There’s probably an issue with the starter that heats the unit.  ...  "
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" ...  Product arrived missing bottom heating element.  ...  "
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" ...  Heat doesn't come on.  ...  "
Hair
 4
+25%
-75%
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" ...  It smells bad if you stick your nose very close but it does nothing to protect you from mosquitos.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, I didn't mention prior, there was a long black hair on the tape at the bottom of the device when I opened it.  ...  "
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" ...  I ended up cutting them off and just lighting my Cintronella candle instead.  ...  "
As Gift
 3
ignite, gifts
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Gave as gifts.  ...  "
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" ...  I think I found my Christmas gift for this year.  ...  "
Volume
 3
work, turn, seem, patio, one
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I can enjoy evenings on my porch, late afternoon garden parties.  ...  "
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" ...  The green and blue light settings work well and are quiet the red one is a bit loud but turn that on when no one is home to help with the bug issue I live in the south and country and bugs and spiders seem to be everywhere.  ...  "
Color
 3
love, comes, colors
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Love the color, love that I don't get ate up!  ...  "
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" ...  Otherwise it works great and I love the color blue it comes in.  ...  "
Freebies
 3
opened, missing
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  Product had been previously opened and resealed, missing parts.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Product is NOT returnable to Amazon because it contains a butane starter.  ...  "

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