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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
This thing works!
I live on the beach in Florida, have a screened in porch, and was being eaten alive by no-seeums. I was skeptical about this product's effectiveness, but having used it all summer without a single no-seeums bite, I highly recommend it. I place it on the wicker footstool right in front of me, and those little suckers stay away. The only problem I have had it that I forget to turn it off when I go in for the night, so I have run through several replacement thingers. I am going to order one for my daughter who lives in Minneapolis where the summer mosquitoes on her dock are big enough to carry you away. Don't know how it will work on mosquitoes, but I am willing to give it a try.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
Helpful, but not perfect
By penny pincher
I'm on my second Bite Shield now...I had to return the first one because the fan didn't work while the unit was upright and who wants to carry a plastic box around all day long because you can't put it on your belt loop?! Anyhow, this second unit is "okay", but I really don't think it's as useful as the product description suggests. I admit I was only bitten once or twice while wearing this unit, but I was hoping that my skin would be off the "all-u-can-eat mosquito buffet" in my back yard. I found the smell to be pleasant and very similar to the scent of citronella candles. The fan on my second unit is much better, but it still kicks off on occasion so you really have to keep an eye on it. I guess my biggest "beef" with this product is the fan...I don't understand why its operation is so flaky. Poor product design, I suppose. Anyhow, I gave it 3 stars because it did seem to discourage the mosquito full feeding frenzy, but you take your chances on getting a unit with a reliable fan!
28 of 28 people found the following review helpful.
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This item is GREAT!
My 7 yr. old son is allergic to mosquito bites, plus I'm concerned about West Nile virus. Unfortunately, mosquitoes love him, and he always get some really nasty bites when he is sleeping. I bought this little unit, and now have peace of mind! I turn this on in his room for about half an hour at bedtime, leaving his door open, then turn it off and close his door. Any mosquitoes lurking in his room have been driven out by the geranium scent. I do the same in my own bedroom, and I am very pleased with the results.
The geranium scent is rather strong, but not unpleasant. I don't find it necessary to leave this on all night, so it's not a problem. I also like that you can clip this on your belt and turn it on for when you are outside. It's just a tiny little fan blowing through the geranium scented cartridge, so it is small and light-weight.