Venture into rural or "woods" Maine, during the months of May through July and you will likely be eaten alive by black flies and mosquitoes. These little harbingers of doom and despair, have for their diminutive size a huge ability to annoy.
Typically attacking in swarms and inflicting itchy bites, they can quickly turn any fun outside event or activity into a dreaded task. Planting/weeding gardens, family picnics, fishing, spring turkey hunting, fiddleheading, hikes and evening walks, all fall victim to the wrath of the buzzing, biting insects. When the bugs are bad, it is not unusual for my entire family to refuse to venture outside, thus putting limits on our family adventures in the Maine wilds.
Over the years, it has been a constant battle against these foes, so that at least a small respite or margin of relief could be granted from their constant annoyance. Head nets, body nets, DEET, Skin-So-Soft and a huge selection of other natural and unnatural sprays and lotions. No product no mater how poisonous, neurologically damaging, cancer causing or bad smelling was beyond reproach.
Fortunately, the search for the proverbial “holy grail” of bug eliminators is finally over. A product has arrived on the market, that is not a gimmick and I can personally guarantee its effectiveness in defending against the Maine state bird and his blood sucking brethren.
Thy savior has doth a name and art be ThermaCELL!
From the Mouths of Babes – This short video show a horde of angry blackflies annoying my young son. Minutes after turning on the ThermaCELL see what happens!
*I have received ABSOLUTELY no kickbacks, free merchandise or received any monetary gain from this post. I simply want to share with the general public, a fantastic product that is guaranteed to make your time in the woods and on the waters of Maine with your family more enjoyable. If you purchase a ThermaCELL and it works for you as well please share your personal story via the comments!
ThermaCELLS are available in a huge selection of stores from Cabelas to Bass Pro. For information on where to purchase your Thermacell simply click on one of the store links above.
ThermaCELL also works to repel TICKS! For more on repelling ticks read "TICKS SUCK!"