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Have you ever been afraid to enjoy the outdoors because of the fear of mosquito bites? If so you might have skeeter syndrome. I received a Thermacell Patio Shield in exchange for this post.
I came across this syndrome recently as I was looking up why Venice gets a bug bite and it turns into a large welt, while the rest of us have almost no reaction beyond a little itching. Turns out, she’s probably got skeeter syndrome.
All it means is that her body is more sensitive to the proteins in the mosquito’s saliva than others. You can read more about different reactions to mosquito bites in this article. The first time it happened, we thought maybe she had a spider bite. They were hard welts, and very warm to the touch. It wasn’t until I knew she’d been bit by a mosquito and watched it swell that I knew she never had a spider bite.
While her reaction is more severe than the rest of us, mosquito bites are pretty annoying for all of us. We keep a bottle of bug spray by the back door, and we never leave the house without one during our summer adventures.
When Thermacell reached out to see if I’d like to try out the Patio Shield and give one away too, well I jumped on that! The Thermacell Patio Shield creates a 15×15 foot mosquito repelling zone in minutes. It is virtually odor free – something we’ve all been waiting for with bug repellant, am I right?
The Patio Shield works with a butane cartridge and repellent mats. The cartridge heats the mat to disperse a mosquito repelling solution. Each mat lasts up to 4 hours.
It’s easy to use, and it works! With school getting out soon, we’ll be spending any nice day in the backyard – a place mosquitos have loved hanging out in the past. This year it’s going to be different! It can be for you too!
One lucky reader will receive a Patio Shield from Thermacell to start their summer festivities mosquito free. All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below.
Open to US 18+. Ends June 3, 2018.