This Portable DEET-Free, No-Spray Mosquito Repeller
Few things are more enjoyable than spending a hot summer night out on the patio, so if you’re concerned about mosquitoes flying about and destroying your whole night, good news: there’s a new little tool that can aid. The Radius Zone 2.0 from Thermacell is a no-spray, scentless and DEET-free solution to keeping mosquitoes away from your outdoor room, rather than spritzing bug sprays and burning torches and citronella candles, there actually is a good solution available for all of us. Not just that, but it’s lightweight, compact, and TSA-compliant, so you can take it on all your outdoor getaways too.
If you’re curious how you can be safe from mosquitoes by a bug-spray-free machine, here’s how it works: The Radius 2.0 runs on cartridges that you place inside the unit with spill-proof metofluthrin (a chemical used in many mosquito repellents). A heating device within stimulates the repellent in the cartridge as you turn it on, which creates a scent-free zone of protection against mosquitoes.
The unit charges with a USB cable, and clicking a button is all you have to do to use it once it’s powered. One complete charge will buy you 6.5 hours of protection, which takes around 5 hours. The Radius 2.0 can protect a 110-square-foot area from mosquitoes while in operation, and the security begins within 15 minutes of the system being turned on.
Worried that it’s not as effective as your normal mosquito control method? Knowing that Popular Science called it one of the best recreation equipment items of 2018, so you can rest assured. Just bear in mind that Radius 2.0 is just for outdoor use, so don’t use it inside your house.
It comes with a 12-hour refill when you order the Radius 2.0, but you can also buy refills (in 40-hour increments) on Amazon as well. Usually, The Radius 2.0 retails for $49.99, but you can score it today for just $34.96 due to Black Friday.