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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 21, 2020 (Refresh Now)
5.5
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Review Summary - 969 recent, verified reviews

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Product Reliability
 141
stopped working, refills, work, return, mosquitos
+12%
-88%
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" ...  Could you replace the broken item?  ...  "
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" ...  We bought this with several refills hoping this would work .  ...  "
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" ...  The igniter won't work.  ...  "
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" ...  Issue wasn’t user error, the product won’t light.  ...  "
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" ...  It lasted one evening  ...  "
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" ...  even after 15 minutes Not working that efficient.  ...  "
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" ...  Broke after Three weeks.  ...  "
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" ...  IT PUT IT ON AND 2 HOURS LATER IT WAS DEAD NEVER TURNED ON AGAIN  ...  "
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Returns
 141
returned, refund, policy, flammable, eligible
-100%
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" ...  I wanted to know how I can return and get my money back.  ...  "
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" ...  This item does not work and you can not return it.  ...  "
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" ...  Won't allow me to return becauseit says its past 30 days, but its not!.  ...  "
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" ...  To make matters worse, it can't be returned!  ...  "
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" ...  Requested to return 1 but was told it couldn’t be shipped back due to hazardous fuel. ... Seems strange it can be shipped to me but can’t be returned.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately, I didn't read the return policy on this and just trusted that I could return it since it came from Amazon Prime. ... Beware, that you cannot return this!  ...  "
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" ...  NEED A REFUND.  ...  "
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" ...  Can’t return.  ...  "
Price
 105
waste your money, money, worth, worth the money, save your money
+16%
-84%
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" ...  Not worth buying  ...  "
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" ...  Complete waste of money.  ...  "
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" ...  I waist my money with this item .  ...  "
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" ...  Waste of money  ...  "
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" ...  Don't waste your money!  ...  "
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" ...  Sorry I wasted my money!😡  ...  "
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" ...  Would not purchase again - waste of money  ...  "
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" ...  Wasted my money.  ...  "
Capacity
 79
mosquitoes, area, backyard, sitting, yard
+68%
-32%
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" ...  Used for outdoor family BBQ .  ...  "
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" ...  It makes sitting outside enjoyable  ...  "
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" ...  Our house is surrounded by trees so we have a ton of mosquitoes.  ...  "
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" ...  I get bit as soon as I walk outside, but with this, I'm able to take with me around my property and garden or relax on the patio.  ...  "
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" ...  We can hardly go into our backyard without this.  ...  "
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" ...  Only covers 15 ft in diameter, so for largee outdoor area, you may need 2.  ...  "
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" ...  We use it when we’re sitting at our round 4-person patio table and it seems to do fine with that.  ...  "
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" ...  We had this on on our backyard deck, we were having no problems with mosquitoes. ... We walked to our front yard to hang with our kids for 15 mins and got tons of bites.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 57
easy, use, easy to set, smell, difficult
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Easy to use , doesn’t give off an overpowering scent .  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to operate and looked nice on my table.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the only thing that has worked, mosquitos easy me Alive.  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy to use and works really well.  ...  "
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" ...  Really liked it and found it easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy to use and not a single mosquito bite all spring.  ...  "
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" ...  The set up instructions are easy, clear and simple. ... The orange 'glow' on mine isn't easy to see but it's there.  ...  "
Marketplace
 47
refills, returnable, described, works as advertised, tried to return
+40%
-60%
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" ...  Amazon should not sell this in CA.  ...  "
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" ...  Item did not work on arrival.  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered based on reviews - my bad.  ...  "
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" ...  My worst buy ever, and unfortunately is not returnable through Amazon which is very inconvenient.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon should flag such an item as non returnable before its purchased.  ...  "
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" ...  Tried to return it and Amazon refused.  ...  "
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" ...  It is considered a flammable item and therefore not returnable as per Amazon policy!  ...  "
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" ...  Did not do as Described.  ...  "
Features
 33
orange, tried, seem, coming, turns
+18%
-82%
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" ...  the light doest even light up.  ...  "
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" ...  Ours does not light.  ...  "
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" ...  Tried the same thing for the second one, and it just won’t light.  ...  "
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" ...  Only reason not 5-star is because of the light.  ...  "
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" ...  Orange light no longer turns on.  ...  "
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" ...  The first one I purchased from Amazon would not light.  ...  "
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" ...  I've change the filter but the light won't work to indicate that it's working.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately The product never show the orange light we don’t really see if the item is working  ...  "
Build Quality
 28
legs, thermacell, outside, mosquitoes, mosquito
+7%
-93%
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" ...  Broke after Three weeks.  ...  "
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" ...  This product is missing parts.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  The ingniter (the thing that "clicks" to make a spark to light the butane) broke completely on the 3rd time using it.  ...  "
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" ...  I sat in a chair with my feet up and the product under my legs.  ...  "
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" ...  Mine worked once and then the twist mechanism from on to start malfunctioned.  ...  "
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" ...  Broke after one use!  ...  "
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" ...  That's when I found they are *only* offered in a single-use plastic model, rather than refillable.  ...  "
Print Quality
 24
cartridges, butane, mats, replacement cartridges, fuel
+25%
-75%
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" ...  Unfortunately this doesn’t do anything more or less than other, cheaper thermacell products, it just looks prettier while using the same size cartridge and repellent.  ...  "
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" ...  Did not work our cartridge was empty.  ...  "
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" ...  This item does not work and what they dont tell you is that besides the replacement cartridges you need to purchase separately, you also need to purchase a filter for inside.  ...  "
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" ...  Each cartridge gives you only a few hours - so you essentially have to buy a cartridge a day.  ...  "
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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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" ...  The cartridge also ran out on our first try. ... I don't even want to buy the cartridge refills to give it another try.  ...  "
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" ...  We bought extra cartridges from the good reviews.  ...  "
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" ...  They shipped it to me and it had a full pane cartridge.  ...  "
Comfort
 19
skin, mosquitoes, thermacell, scent, chemicals
+21%
-79%
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" ...  Spent the night vomiting, severe headache, sweating, yet shivering.  ...  "
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" ...  The ingniter (the thing that "clicks" to make a spark to light the butane) broke completely on the 3rd time using it.  ...  "
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" ...  just twist the bottom to the off position and done.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  while also wearing bug spray .  ...  "
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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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" ...  I am allergic to DEET and it burns my skin, this is NOT a solution that works.  ...  "
Battery Life
 19
last, 12, lasted, hrs, supposed
+26%
-74%
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" ...  Did not last 12 hours.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Doesn't burn for 4 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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" ...  Pretty disappointed and can’t find replacement batteries right now.  ...  "
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" ...  We only had it on for a little more than 2 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  Does not last 12 hours, more like 3.  ...  "
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" ...  And I can’t even return it to amazon because it’s got a hazardous battery.  ...  "
Setup
 18
followed, follow, directions, setup, mosquito
+56%
-44%
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" ...  The set up instructions are easy, clear and simple.  ...  "
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" ...  Just follow the instructions and it isn't complicated at all.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy to setup and these burn hotter than the counterpart candle setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Make sure to follow the directions and it will work wonders for you as well!  ...  "
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" ...  There's no smell, and it came with easy, clear instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  I recommend you turn it on and set it where you will be sitting 30 minutes prior.  ...  "
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" ...  This stuff works but you have to follow the directions to start 15 mins before.  ...  "
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" ...  I set this up, followed the directions and made sure I was sitting downwind of it, and it works.  ...  "
For Travel
 16
bought, trip, thermacell, back, work
+69%
-31%
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" ...  Outdoor camping and back patio  ...  "
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" ...  Went camping after getting Thermacell and no bugs where we were sitting.  ...  "
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" ...  We use this while camping.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for a 3 night camping trip. ... Mosquitos love me so I am always looking for ways to avoid being bitten when I'm camping.  ...  "
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" ...  However I did bring it with me Camping, and I was thrilled!!!!  ...  "
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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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" ...  Bought this for my trip to the Treasure Coast in Florida.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought mine as a skeptic and then came back and bought another one for my daughter to take camping.  ...  "
Product As Described
 14
works as advertised, advertised, works, product, pictures
+64%
-36%
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" ...  For starters it does work as advertised.  ...  "
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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  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 13
unit, product, opened, missing, know
-100%
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" ...  the switch has already broken.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m not sure if this was defective or not.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Product had been previously opened and resealed, missing parts.  ...  "
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" ...  So, if you get a defective one .  ...  "
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" ...  Do I just have a defective product?  ...  "
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" ...  I received a faulty product, new from box, it will not ignite.  ...  "
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" ...  I don’t know if I got a defective unit or what but I am extremely disappointed in the unit.  ...  "
Size
 13
small, easy to use, easy, size, lightweight
+92%
-8%
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" ...  This is easy to use and is a convenient size but it doesn't work.  ...  "
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" ...  Made a tiny bit more.  ...  "
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" ...  This is discreet and easily portable.  ...  "
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" ...  I didn’t have that problem with the original portable thermacell.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a ninche item for those who want something portable that’s it.  ...  "
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" ...  Lightweight and easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to keep in storage and on the go  ...  "
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" ...  It quiet, lightweight and very portable.  ...  "
Storage
 11
missing, space, storage, machine, butane
+18%
-82%
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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.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 10
smell, easy to use, sound, scent, bit
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Lightweight and no annoying sound on the unit.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Delivery
 10
product, work, item, arrived, time
+20%
-80%
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" ...  I received this item and it doesn't work.  ...  "
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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!!!  ...  "
Cleaning
 10
bug spray, bug, sprays, smelly, mosquitoes
+60%
-40%
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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.  ...  "
For Running
 8
run, mosquitoes, hour, getting, bites
+25%
-75%
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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.  ...  "
Fit
 8
magnet, fuel, thermacell, repellent, pads
+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.  ...  "
Overall performance
 7
works, flies, mosquitos
+57%
-43%
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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.  ...  "
Network
 7
coverage, mosquitoes, away, 15, table
+71%
-29%
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" ...  It advertises that it works within 15 feet.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
For Kids
 6
use, porch, playing, bought, around
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  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!  ...  "
Heating
 6
heating, heat, work
+17%
-83%
comment
" ...  I changed the butane and it will not heat up  ...  "
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" ...  Doesn’t work Atlees with me even work it takes forever to heat up  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 6
mosquitoes, mosquito, swim, spray, outside
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  We live in Tampa, not too far from water, and it worked really well.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Design
 6
cute, mosquitos, table, scent, noise
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  I like this stylish one and it works just the same  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Controls
 5
turn, seem, one, light, easy
+60%
-40%
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" ...  We live in the Florida Keys and summertime is misqyand noseeum time.  ...  "
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" ...  The scent is very pleasant and it is easy to control with the knob on the bottom  ...  "
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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
 5
love, comes, colors
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  Comes in beautiful colors, too!  ...  "
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" ...  Comes in different colors, and would definitely recommend.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 5
devices, device, away
+20%
-80%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
Software Platform
 4
pretty
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  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  ...  "
Hair
 4
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  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
gifts, gift
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  It was a gift for my son and he said it works great  ...  "
comment
" ...  Gave as gifts.  ...  "
Volume
 3
turn, seem, patio, one, mosquitoes
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  I can enjoy evenings on my porch, late afternoon garden parties.  ...  "
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
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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Specifications

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