Post By: phidoux Posted: 5/27/2020 4:48:47 PMPoints: 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.
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.
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: 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. Matt
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!
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!