boys i belive Im getting a thermocell for this season, I absolutly hate ticks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OK....maybe Thermacell uses Allethrin, which is from the same group Permethrin. Either way, Allethrin works against ticks. As a matter of fact, Allethrin is used in most Flea and Tick shampoos for dogs and cats. :darkbeer:
Best money I've spent in awhile for sure. Been using one for a few years now. I went out to exercise my lab Monday, came home with a couple of ticks, went out yesterday hunting and took my Thermacell, fired it up on the way in and climbed in the DB blind......within 5 minutes there wasn't a skeeter in sight! I didn't have any ticks on me last night either :wink:boys i belive Im getting a thermocell for this season, I absolutly hate ticks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I believe the chemical the Thermacells use is Permethrin. If so, a quick search provided the following (link posted)
Permethrin Tick Tests: Test on ticks conducted in Massachusetts concluded that 100% protection was provided against the Deer tick (Ixodes Scapularis) which is the primary vector of Lyme disease in the Midwest and Northeast. The same outstanding results occurred when testing the Western Black Legged tick, Lone Star tick, American Dog tick and Brown Dog tick. Similar results have been found with other tick species throughout the United States and Europe. Two detergent washings did not diminish repellent killing action of permethrin-treated uniforms. In tests, ticks that crossed only 10 inches of treated fabric fell from the uniform, later dying due to this limited exposure.