Ditch the candles and get this Thermacell mosquito repeller for just $29 right now at Amazon

Ditch the sticky sprays and smelly candles for a mosquito repellent that really works. This device creates a 20-foot bug-free zone and it's 25 percent off right now at Amazon.

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Nothing ruins a nice summer night spent outdoors faster than mosquitos. Sure, you could buy a bunch of smelly candles to try to keep them away. Or, you could spend just $29 (usually $39) on Thermacell’s Patio Shield Mosquito Repellent. It covers a wide area, doesn’t give off a smell, and (most importantly) it actually works. Grab one now and you could have a mosquito-free weekend.

Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repellent E-Series Rechargeable Repeller $29 (was $39)

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This unassuming little device creates a 20-foot safe zone that mosquitos will avoid with all of their might. It’s a repellent diffuser, which means it disperses a substance the bugs really hate. But, it does so in such a way that it’s undetectable to humans. The Thermacell has a built-in battery that lasts up to 5.5 hours per charge. The refill cartridges last roughly 40 hours each, so you can get tons of outdoor hang sessions out of one cart before you need to restock.

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