Lakeland reports sales of this handy garden accessory are soaring

Perfect for alfresco dining

Alfresco dining is one of the best parts about summer. However, it only takes a few gate-crashing mosquito and midges to turn a relaxing dinner into an itchy nightmare.

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It's no surprise that sales of Lakeland Mosquito and Midge Repeller are soaring. Sales of the Thermacell Mosquito and Midge Repeller have risen 170 per cent week on week.

The clever little gadget promises to protect you and your barbecue from irritating insects. It is a must-have in your alfresco dining set up. Especially, if you want to make sure the only things on the menu are hot dogs and burgers – not you.

Lakeland mosquito and midge repeller 3 on a table in the garden

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The repeller creates a 20m Sq protection zone to ward of the insects. So you and your guests can step away from the deet spray.

The device is powered by butane gas canister that heats a mat saturated with insect-repelling allethrin. Together they act as a deterrent to insects, without harming them.

Lakeland mosquito and midge repeller on an outdoor table on patio

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Each insect-repelling mat will last four hours. Four mats can be stored in the device itself, so you are never caught out.

The halo mini patio shield is just 23.5 cm, so it can sit discreetly on your garden table or next to it. It is also portable, allowing you to take it camping, to the beach or the park for a picnic.

Priced at £34.99 the repeller gets to work in 15 minutes to protect from flies, midges and mosquitos. For it to cover large areas it will take about 30 minutes to be fully effective.

Thermacell mosquito and midge repeller 2

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Buy now: Thermacell Mosquito and Midge Repeller, £34.99, Lakeland

The device works best during calm conditions, making it perfect for those still, lazy summer days.

The repeller comes with a weatherproof protective cover, so you can leave it outside between uses. However, always ensure that the device is allowed to cool completely before storing away.

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Will you be keeping the midges at bay this summer with this handy gadget?

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.