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Therma cell worth it?

Post By: phidoux      Posted: 5/27/2020 4:48:47 PM     Points: 6079    
Getting ready for a week of fishing at Jmart and Adobe creek and we all know how the skeeters are down there and was wondering if the thema cell is worth it?
How well do they work?
How long do they last?
Thanks in advance for any info.

 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: May. 27, 5:14:52 PM     Points: 57539    
man Ray, that's a tough question. I have the hand helds and the lantern and this is what I will tell you. If you sit within their radius they work fairly well. But pay close attention when you ignite them as sometimes they don't ignite when you think they did.

More importantly.. if it's windy, forget it.
 Reply by: Smelly      Posted: May. 27, 5:28:15 PM     Points: 24246    
I got the hand held also Agree with AWB. Been places where the skeeters were thick Put one Therma cell on each side of me ( I got 2 ) put on some ď Bens ď bug spray , and it was a non issue .
 Reply by: phidoux      Posted: May. 27, 9:11:46 PM     Points: 6079    
Thanks for the info so far.
AWB When doesn't the wind blow down there lol? As of now the winds are only supposed to be between 12 and 18 MPH not bad for down there but the heat will make up for it mid to high 90s. I told Kat we will be glad I insisted on having an AC unit on the camper we bought.
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: May. 27, 9:37:42 PM     Points: 29789    
When they work, they work awesome!!

Well worth the $ IMO. When itís windy enough to blow it out, itís usually also windy enough to blow most bugs away
 Reply by: Matt      Posted: May. 27, 10:37:50 PM     Points: 42846    
We use them in Canada - similar experience. When the black flies are bad, each of us keeps one at our feet and it helps. The wind will have an effect on the unit's ability to ward off bugs, but then again the wind has a way of dealing with the bugs itself. Good for calm days! I just ordered the newer one, I forget what it's called, for our patio - battery operated.
 Reply by: Beavis      Posted: May. 27, 11:46:21 PM     Points: 10    
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: May. 28, 12:33:46 PM     Points: 8266    
I grabbed one last summer and it does work pretty well on calm days or when there is a light breeze. But if the W gets much more than a breeze it loses its affect really quick
 Reply by: Fishinbud      Posted: May. 28, 4:32:13 PM     Points: 0    
Imo, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. That said, would it possibly be good to have, perhaps in/around the campsite? Sure, why not. Especially for those that don't like to deal with spray. But if you're talking about in the open air, as others have said, when it's windy, forget about it. Good luck on John Marin, Adobe Creek, BOTH of which, are on my short list of things to do. Looking forward to anything that you have to report back. Take care, and best of luck!
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: May. 28, 9:06:49 PM     Points: 29789    
If it get breezy... put it up wind of you.
 Reply by: chodeman      Posted: May. 28, 10:19:20 PM     Points: 705    
I got their new Radius model last year that runs on lithium batteries instead of fuel and it works great and you don't have to worry about the wind. Had it up at LOTW in august last year and not a single bite in the boat....except the hundreds of walleyes that were biting!