I never ever go into the woods early season without my thermacell. I am high enough in the tree that it doesnt really affect the deer. But I tell you what next to air conditioning and breast enhancement surgery the thermacell might be the best invention ever made!!
It is a very good product and it does the job, but I did have a doe bust me last year. I have to believe it was the thermacell because I always had deer all over me and never once was I smelled. Could have just been a coincidence though...
Well I guess ill be the first to say I was unsatisfied. I had a mosquito actually land on mine while it was running and I still got bites. BUT I am the type person they will bite to death and may not even bother other people. And yes they do smell. I can smell it and im positive the deer can.
call me paranoid... but if you can smell the stuff doesn't that mean that your breathing it in?
Isn't that a little weird. I mean I use a ton of spray and obviously anything on your skin can soak in. but something about breathing it in keeps me from getting a thermacell.
In the backyard I have had good luck with spraying the yard with pyrethrum (sp?) and making sure all water containers aren't breeding them. In ponds you can put a Bt tube that will kill all your mosquitoes and nothing else. Worth it if you have a pond close to your house.
Supposedly it is low toxicity to humans and birds.
We probably breathe more toxic stuff in the air driving to work every morning than what a thermacell puts out that makes it into your lungs. Hosing down in bug juice worries me more than getting a wiff of the thermacell every so often.