Thermacell Mosquito Repellent #1

thermacell-lantern.jpegThe July 2006 issue of Good Housekeeping has a review of mosquito repellent options ranging from sprays and candles to tabletop repellents. The Thermacell Mosquito Repellent lantern was chosen as the #1 product.

Repellent Review isn’t surprised with the results. The US Army has used Thermacell units where tests showed up to 98% protection. You can read our review of the Thermacell Mosquito Repellent lantern here.) Our friend Warren gave a great review of the lantern and uses it in a fun way during early evening barbeques.

As an area mosquito repellent, (area mosquito repellents keep a zone, or designated area such as a patio, bug free) we’d have to agree with Good Housekeeping. The Thermacell lantern is a great mosquito repellent. Stay tuned. We’ll be giving a review of a competitor to the Thermacell lantern to see how it stacks up.

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Critter Blaster Pro Electronic Animal Repellent

Critter-Blaster-Pro-animal-repellent-01.jpgWould you like to repel many types of animals over an area larger than five acres? If you answered yes, the Critter Blaster Pro is the beast for you. This animal repellent is designed for repelling animals from large areas in rural or non-residential neighborhoods. It may be too powerful for the hobby gardener due to how it repels the animals. Let’s take a look.

We checked the prices of the Critter Blaster Pro on our Ebay price check link and found it sporting a price tag anywhere from $480-$600, depending on where you buy it. This electronic animal repellent is best suited for commercial use, but could be used by a homeowner on some acreage. Repellent Review is cautious about recommending this animal deterrent to residential customers after reading about the court case filed against one user of the repellent.

This electronic repellent works by emitting sounds electronically of animals in distress or making harassing sounds. With the capability of reaching over 100 decibels, some neighbors might not be happy about having to hear an animal in distress 24 hours a day. It is effective though.

Other features include,

  • Designed for farms or vineyards, airfields, marinas, etc.
  • Eight different sounds
  • Electronic repellent uses Progammable Play for hours of different sound combinations

What makes this animal repellent so effective is because it changes the sounds that are electronically emitted. The use of only loud noises loses its effect. The animal soon determines the repellent is a non-threat.

The Critter Blaster Pro will repel raccoons, deer, dogs, foxes, bear, rodents, birds, and even bats. There is a volume control on the unit so you can turn it to your desired level. Tests have shown that this electronic repellent has significantly, and in some cases, totally eliminated the pest problem.

Critter-Blaster-Pro-animal-repellent-02.jpgRepellent Review recommends the Critter Blaster Pro for commercial use. This electronic animal repellent comes with four speakers and requires an electrical source to run. It might be wise to investigate local noise ordinance laws if you are in an area that is borderline.