Say Goodbye to Mosquitoes: Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Only $20.97 on Amazon

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This Thermacell mosquito repellent device offers DEET-free, scent-free, and soundless protection from mosquitos!

red Thermacell on patio near candles and decorative bird

We went on a trip to visit family in the Midwest last summer and there were a TON of mosquitos outside, which is a bummer if you are prone to mosquito bites like me. My sister-in-law had this nifty Thermacell mosquito repellent device out on her outdoor patio table. I was so impressed with how well it worked, I too now have one in my own backyard to keep mosquitos at bay! 🙌

I hadn’t used one of these and was so curious to find out more about how they work. It was nice to sit outside and make s’mores and enjoy family time without being eaten alive! 😂

Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repeller w/ Refills
As low as $20.97 (regularly $24.99)!

For anyone curious, this post is not sponsored! I knew the moment I tried this handy outdoor gadget out that I needed to share it with all of you, especially if you’ve been suffering through buggy days and nights outdoors this summer. ☀️

woman holding Thermacell Mosquito Repellent

How does the Thermacell mosquito repellent work?

The battery-powered device creates heat with a 12-hour fuel cartridge that warms up and “activates” the small mosquito-repellent mat on the top. It repels without smoke, flames, or citronella, and creates a 15-foot zone of protection against mosquitos.

The unscented repellent mats (3 included) last up to 4 hours each and change color when it’s time to refill. There is no mess, no DEET, no spray, and no on-skin chemicals. The active ingredient is based on naturally occurring repellents found in plants.

bottom of thermacell mosquito repeller

The setup on the Thermacell is very easy if you follow the simple directions included.

The butane fuel source at the bottom of the device easily screws in, and the blue repellent mat slides in at the top. You can purchase more of the mosquito repellent scent-free replacements and fuel cartridges separately when the initial few that come with the unit run out.

Thermacell is perfect for mosquito protection on patios, decks, pools, porches, camping, and is an easy way to stay outside and enjoy yourself while avoiding the itchy mosquito bites that can happen!

mosquito bites on a child

Mosquito bites are the WORST, aren’t they?!

The Thermacell mosquito repeller can be such a lifesaver if you or your kids welt up with big skin reactions to mosquitos! My daughter’s bites have also always been so bad and painful/itchy. Above is a photo of what one softball practice without any protection can do! 

I try to be proactive and prepared by wearing mosquito repellent when we are active outdoors and the Thermacell is another smart way to protect your family from mosquitos while sitting outside.

Hip Tip: If you’re looking for a great natural, organic mosquito and bug repellent for your skin, check out our helpful review of “No-Bite-Me” cream! I purchased it myself to try after Sara’s recommendation, and I agree that it works great.

Thermacell Mosquito Repellent sitting on an outdoor patio chair

Thermacell Patio Shield Repeller has over 27,000 5-star reviews on Amazon with tons of happy customers! Check out some of these reviews:

This thing works MIRACLES y’all! Freaking MIRACLES. I let it warm up for a good 5-10 min and it works amazingly. I have received ZERO bites within that 10-15 foot radius, which is perfect for our deck.

This actually does keep mosquitos and usually flies away from us while we sit on our porch! You have to keep replacing the blue discs and the cartridges but that is totally worth it for us to sit on our porch in peace! We place it on the floor by our feet so it wafts up and protects our legs too. There is no smell that I can detect, and we are just so excited that it really works!!!

Excellent product that does precisely what it says it does. We have a large patio area and use one of these on each side of the patio. We live in South Florida and, even at the height of mosquito season, we can spend an evening on the patio with these and not get a single bite. These are excellent!

thermacell patio shield mosquito repellent on the patio

Pros of using Thermacell Mosquito Repellent:

  • easy to set up, and easy to turn on/off
  • no sound, no smell, and no noise
  • effective when you are sitting within the 15-foot shield
  • battery operated (no charging or cords)
  • natural DEET-free repellent
  • sleek look with a modern design & available in lots of colors

Cons of using Thermacell Mosquito Repellent:

  • needing to buy the repellent mat and butane fuel replacements
  • only protects while sitting on the patio or in one area
  • doesn’t work its best in windy conditions

In my opinion, mosquito-free patio time is well worth the cost of the Thermacell!

If you’re a mosquito magnet like me, then definitely consider the Thermacell mosquito repellent shield as an option for added protection outdoors that’s easy to use! I find it to be super helpful in reducing mosquitos on the patio and think you will as well. Let us know in the comments if you have tried the Thermacell mosquito repellent!

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About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 33

  1. Angela

    I agree. I have this and it works wonders.

  2. Teah

    I have a different model and I love it. It keeps Oregon mosquitos away. The only issue I have is the refills can be spendy, but I do see them on clearance often and usually stock up when I do.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      oh nice! Thanks for sharing Teah!

    • Mama Miller

      Can you tell us what model you did get? Thanks

    • Carrie Fox

      Can you tell us where you see it on clearance?

  3. Olivia

    I bought one at the beginning of summer and I think it’s worth the pricey refills! Mosquitoes LOVE me and I get huge welts from mosquito bites. But this summer I have only gotten one little bite. That’s way bette than the 5-10 each night I was getting before. So totally worth it in my book! Just make sure your kids “forget” and leave it on all night….darn kids.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ha yes that is a great point! I almost did that myself 😂 Thanks for your input Olivia 🙌

  4. luna

    We had good luck with this product. so many friends have asked me the details for this one.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing Luna!

  5. Carrie

    I got this and took it camping with us. I have to agree with those who say it does work. I will note that it does not work if it it windy or even really breezy. It works best if you keep it in one place and stay within 15 feet of it.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Carrie for sharing your experience!

  6. mara138

    Got these last year we love them! I can’t be the person who sits next to it because it irritates my throat. But it is great sitting out back in the evening with no mosquitos!

  7. Vicky

    I was checking if this product could be used to help keep mosquitoes away from our outdoor commnuinty cats but this can be fatal. Please keep cats away from this. Fatal to bees as posted above and fish – in case anyone has ponds.

    • shelleybeaches

      Thank you for saying this! I was going to get one for our patio but the cats spend a lot of time out there. Maybe we can use it for camping.

  8. Mona

    I got it last year and, it works really good. Just remember, you have to turn it on 20 or so minutes before you go out. I’m a mosquito magnet and, couldn’t believe, I wasn’t bitten once. Also stay in the perimeter, that helps.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing Mona!

  9. kim

    Can you use the same mat more than once if you don’t use it for 4 hours? Or is it once and done? Thanks

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I continue with the same one.

  10. Rischelle

    Take the plunge and splurge on this. I’ve been hesitating for over a year. Finally decided to give it a try the last time H2S posted about it, as I have not been able to enjoy my patio for years because the mosquitos are so bad. This thing works! My husband, the forever skeptic, used it without my knowledge so that he and his dad could sit on the patio and they were both impressed. No bites. We live in NW PA and our backyard has an open area surrounded by a lot of trees. We get a nice breeze back there. Still, this worked! I plan on buying the refills soon! Side note – I also purchased the No Bite Me cream advertised on here and it’s worked every time I’ve worn it. Give one of them (or both) a try!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for sharing your honest and helpful feedback, Rischelle! I have had my Thermacell for years and love it so much, I’ve bought a few. I even take it to outdoor events! So happy to hear you can enjoy the your patio area more now! 🥰

  11. Jill

    I have this and it works awesome!! I love it.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      So happy to hear your loving yours, Jill! Thanks for sharing your honest feedback! 🤗💗

  12. MT

    Thanks for posting! I was curious about refill costs and found an option on Walmart’s site that includes extra refills for a few $ more

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re SO welcome, MT! Glad you were able to find an additional refill option! Thanks for sharing! ❤️

  13. Anne S

    Grabbed one…thanks for the suggestion! Looking forward to trying it out this summer.

  14. Taryn S

    My husband is an avid hunter (in the Midwest and South), and he has used one of the personal clip-on ones for YEARS – he swears by them! Definitely an effective product all around.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh wow! SO cool to hear how well it has worked for him on his hunting trips! Thanks for commenting! ❤️🤗

  15. Wendy Ann Harwood

    Hi, not seeing any for $12?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for the heads up! It seems the price has gone up. I’ll get this updated!

      • Wendy Ann Harwood


        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          You bet!


    is there a code or specific color to get that price? not seeing it on any of them.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      SO sorry, Brian. I’m seeing the price up a bit now. Thanks so much for commenting! ❤️ I’ll update the details above.

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