Giveaway: Terminix ALLCLEAR Mosquito Mister Lantern and Refill – $80 ARV CLOSED

June 16th, 2012 by Dionna | 39 Comments
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This is a giveaway of a Terminix ALLCLEAR Mosquito Mister Lantern and Naturals Refill, “a portable, battery powered mister that naturally controls mosquitoes at home or on the go.”1 One reader will win this product valued at $80! Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory entry and optional bonus entries.

About the AllClear Mosquito Mister Lantern

Ok, I’ll admit – I thought long and hard before doing this review. Terminix? The one that makes all of those chemicals? Would this be considered a sell-out? I was reluctant. Honestly, I figured that they’d have some kind of scary chemicals hidden in their “natural” solution, so I researched the product. This is what I learned:

The active ingredients are Geraniol and Citric Acid. They make up less than 1% of the misting solution.

Geraniol: According to the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database, “Geraniol is a naturally occurring scent ingredient found in various essential oils such as rose oil and citronella oil.” Wikipedia adds that Geraniol also occurs in geranium oil, lemon oil, and other essential oils. Used as a fragrance, it has been known to cause allergic reactions in some people. It has a rating of 5 (Limited – Moderate Hazard), but there is little or no research on it, according to the database. I would, however, consider these essential oils safe for use on and around my family, so I was comfortable with this ingredient.

Citric Acid: The Skin Deep Cosmetics Database says “Citric acid is an alpha hydroxy acid used in personal care products to adjust the acidity or promote skin peeling and re-growth in the case of anti-aging products. Citric acid is naturally found in citric fruits and juices, providing the characteristic acidic taste.” It has a rating of 2 (Good).

The remaining ingredients are Water, Glyceryl Monooctanoate, and Nitrogen. Water and nitrogen do not concern me, but what is Glyceryl Monooctanoate? According to my research, Glyceryl Monooctanoate is also known as Octanoic or Caprylic Acid. Caprylic acid “is found naturally in the milk of various mammals, and it is a minor constituent of coconut oil and palm kernel oil. It is an oily liquid that is minimally soluble in water with a slightly unpleasant rancid-like smell and taste.” The Skin Deep Cosmetics Database gives it a rating of 0 (safe!). I feel comfortable with this ingredient as well.

Now that I know it’s safe, would I really want to endorse a product from Terminix? Well, not particularly. However – in my opinion, it’s a good thing that a large, mainstream company is creating products that are safe for our families. I want to encourage companies to make more natural products that are Earth-friendly. And so I agreed to do this review.

The Terminix ALLCLEAR Mosquito Mister Lantern and Naturals Refill works by spraying a mist of the solution from the top of the lantern. You can set the mist for low, medium, or high (depending on how mosquito-ridden your area is). The mist droplets are substantial enough to feel if you’re close to the lantern – make sure that it is not near your food (or that the wind will not blow it toward your food).

The lantern comes with a remote control. The remote is tricky enough that your four year old won’t easily figure it out and waste all of your solution. There is a setting to make the lantern spray at regular intervals. The lantern will beep to let you know it’s about to spray (presumably so you can clear out of the way of the mist).

Yes, the lantern is handy. Would I spend $80 on it? No. I’d be more inclined to spend the money on some essential oils to create my own spray. Or I’d just use my Bug Stopper from the Natural Newborn.

But like I said – I’m impressed that Terminix is giving a natural product a chance. I hope that they continue to market products that are better for the environment and for our children.

BUY IT!

You can order your own Terminix ALLCLEAR Mosquito Mister Lantern and Naturals Refill from Amazon for $83.93.

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39 Responses to:
"Giveaway: Terminix ALLCLEAR Mosquito Mister Lantern and Refill – $80 ARV CLOSED"

  1. ashley

    I would use it on our deck. Those little buggers are killer this year. My little one and I look like we have chicken pox between the chiggers and mosquitos.

  2. Angela P   childrensnook

    I would use this on our deck. We love to spend our evenings out there and look at the pond!

  3. Laura

    I’d use it in our backyard when we are grilling.

  4. Jessica C.   jessncollins

    I’d love to have one on our porch, as right now i have to beware of having the kids out as they get torn up in our hot muggy weather!

  5. Harmony B   hburmeister

    In my backyard on the deck, my kids get bit so bad

  6. Natalia Gonzalez

    Backyard

  7. Gale   scribbleprints

    I would use this on my back porch!

  8. Tony Jackson

    We just moved into our first house last August. Our 2 year old daughter loves playing outside on our back porch and in our yard. But, when she comes in after even a few minutes has a dozen large bug bites on her arms and legs. My wife and I have been meaning to get some natural bug repellant, so this contest came along at just the right time!

  9. We’re having an awful time with Mosquitos this summer! We’d love to have this so we can enjoy our deck.

  10. brandy

    on my backporch when we r in the pool we get ate up

  11. Julia @ A Little Bit of All of It

    I would put it on my back porch

  12. Daniel M

    i’d use it on our back deck

  13. Carmen Van Deursen

    I would use it in my backyard.

  14. Katie Murry

    We’d use it at the cabin.

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