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Old 09-17-2008, 06:00 PM
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Sounds like you and me have something in common, bad luck!
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:26 PM
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They work and you can get pads to add your favorite deer scent.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:11 PM
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I'll throw in my 2 cents. IMO it's complete trash. I had it turned on and warmed itup with it sitting beside me yesterday and the mosquitos were about to pack me back to the truck. I had to leave early because they were so thick. I don't know why i works for everybody except me but thats the way my luck goes.
It helps if you turn it on..... [&:]
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:23 AM
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I'll throw in my 2 cents. IMO it's complete trash. I had it turned on and warmed itup with it sitting beside me yesterday and the mosquitos were about to pack me back to the truck. I had to leave early because they were so thick. I don't know why i works for everybody except me but thats the way my luck goes.
It helps if you turn it on..... [&:]
if there is a slight to moderate breeze it is less likely to work because the scent is blown away.
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:55 AM
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I'll throw in my 2 cents. IMO it's complete trash. I had it turned on and warmed itup with it sitting beside me yesterday and the mosquitos were about to pack me back to the truck. I had to leave early because they were so thick. I don't know why i works for everybody except me but thats the way my luck goes.
It helps if you turn it on..... [&:]
It was on
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:44 AM
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I used mine for the first time the other night and 10 minutes after turning it ontheyleft and I had three does within 10 feet of me with it on
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:02 PM
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Thanks dark ak, that is just the kind of feedback I am looking for. My in-laws just bought 63acres covered w/deer, and mosquitos!
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Old 09-21-2008, 05:51 AM
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Mohunter46 - first of check the pad. It should be a blue color. If it was they might have not dosed that pad with the correct percentage of insecticide. Another thing how long was the pad left out of the wrapper exposed to sun? What they won't tell you is - if you cover your pad back in Tin-foil after use the padwill last longer. If it was left out in the open for quite some time - well that is another reason as the insecticide will flash off and can also be degraded by UV. A;lo make sure you have good airflow for the unit. Using that unit in the holders I have seen will slow it down a bit. Lay it out in the open so both back and front are free from obstructions.

If the pad was a smokey white - well it is done - kaput - replace it. My adivce to you is try another pad - in fact I would even go buy a new box.

Now my offer - by doing what I mentioned above and that does not work and you still don't like it - I'll buy it from you!
Do I work for that company? NOPE = but I own several thermocells and could use a few more.

Yes it is an insecticide and not a repellent but it givesvery good repellent properties. Why do I say this? I have spent many hours in the fields, marshes and cedar swamps testing actual consumer repellent products from lotions, to aerosols, to creams, to 100% Deet, to Laterns .and yes Thermocells. Thermocells work!

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On very windy days you most likely won't be affected by skeeters. Always put your unit on the upwind side. I actually have tied a string to the grill on the back of a few of the units as I find it easier to hang just about anywhere. The string is about 2 feet long. I also tape one side of the removable bottom cap ( where you put the Butane cartidge) as I have lost a few. Thes above tricks I learned form a fellow hunting partner in GA.

I do carry small squares of Tin-foil and place each pad in tin-foil if I am not going to use it. Even overnight as it will make it last longer. Again when the pad is smokey-gray/white - it is all used up - replace the pad. And dispose of it poperly - take it home and toss them in the trash - don't litter.

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Old 09-30-2008, 06:44 PM
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I purchased one awhile back. i used it last week out behind the house workin on the 4 wheeler and i turned it on and sat it pretty much right between my feet and i still had about 7 or 8 bites. tried it opening morning and i will say that i had about 8 deer pass either directly under my platform or within 3 yards of it and none were the wiser. however i still had mosquitoes after me.
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