January 03, 2009 at 8:48am
Never had a problem with mine. Works great. Now, that being said, I have seen 'skeeters buzzing around me with it on, and I think NOTHING will keep EVERY mosquito away, EVERY time. However, the few I see with it on don't bother me. Maybe one or two bites, but it keeps the vast majority of them off. A few weeks ago I was bowhunting one afternoon and the wind started blowing. It was cold that morning and no mosquitoes around. Didn't need to even light it. Well, that afternoon back on my stand, them 'skeeters was hungry! I didn't bother to light my thermacell, though, because I figures I'd just waste the stuff because of the wind. Well, maybe I should have tried it anyway. The wind was coming from my left, and I had about two or three bites on that side, and about 100 bites on my right, where I was blocking the wind for them! Seriously, they were buzzing around my downwind side eating me alive! Next time, I'll light it anyway, wind or not.