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When we had our house built we decided to add on a deck. I call it my outside room as it quickly became one of the best features of our house. While we can usually enjoy it most of the year, summertime has a couple of obstacles; the heat and the flying pests; no see ums, biting flies, and mosquitoes during the monsoons. We use tiki torches whenever we can but we can't use them during times of fire restrictions when flames of any form are not allowed at all.
Thermacell offers a variety of Mosquito Repellers that you can use outdoors without an open flame. I received the Thermacell Bristol Repeller Lantern to try out. This lantern set comes with 1 mosquito protection lantern, 3 mosquito repellent mats, and 1 butane cartridge. You will need three AAA batteries, since they are not included. Each lantern repels the pesky insects for a 15X15 area. They have been evaluated by the EPA for safety and effectiveness.
Setting it up is very easy: