Summertime means staying outdoors as long as possible. However, pesky mosquitos can kill the fun with each bite you accumulate. Finding the right repellant could take all summer long, so skip the search and protect your whole family with this odorless, portable mosquito shield.

The Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repeller provides a 15-foot radius of protection from bugs without the need for harsh chemical sprays or sticky traps dangling from your ceiling. Instead, this gadget uses heat-activated natural repellant mats that create a mosquito-free area that's perfect to set in the middle of a table so you can enjoy a bug-free dinner in the fresh air.

To get it to work, simply insert one of the mats into the repeller, twist the fuel canister into place at the bottom, and rotate the casing two to three times. You’ll know your protection shield is activated when the orange light glows at the top, which takes about 15 minutes. In the initial package, you'll be given 12 hours of fuel and three mats, which last around four hours each. Once the mat goes from blue to white, you'll need to replace it with a fresh one. Replacement packs with new mats and fuel are sold separately and can last anywhere from 12 hours to 300 hours.

Learn more about Thermacell’s Patio Shield Mosquito Repeller on Amazon.

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