Nothing is more annoying than mosquitoes flying around as you are trying to catch the sunset, soaking in some fresh evening air, or doing some light reading out in your garden, porch, or patio. Luckily, with the invention of biological, chemical, and mechanical mosquito repellent products that flood the market today, you can stop these pesky pests from ruining your time outdoors. The only problem is that most repellent products (sprays, scented candles, smoldering coils, bug zapping lights, etc) either emit awful smells or are cumbersome to set up, requiring you to use power cords, batteries, and so on. The Skeeter Screen 90600 Patio Egg Diffuser however is a new crop of mosquito repellents. Non-toxic, effective, and super easy to use, the Skeeter Screen Patio Egg Diffuser uses a formula made from natural essential oils to keep annoying mosquitoes and other biting insects at bay.
What Makes It Great?
- Designed to repel mosquitoes and other patio insects over a 200 sq ft space
- Gives off a pleasant aroma all day and night
- One application of oil can provide protection that lasts for several weeks
- Promises many years of use
- Unlike other repellent products, this Skeeter Screen product does not feature chemicals or DEET in its ingredients
- Safe to use around toddlers (and pets) since the product is flameless, non-toxic, and can be kept out of reach of kids
- Features an efficient design that helps save on oil usage
- Comes with a cute net for hanging purposes
- The patio egg diffuser is light and portable and can therefore be used just about anywhere
What Could Be Better
- This product is just a repellant. The ability to kill mosquitoes and insects could make it better.
- The oil used with the egg diffuser is a little pricey. However, there is a bit of relief in the fact that one bottle of oil can last you around 4 months before running out.
- This product takes 24 hours for the insect repellant aroma to ‘hatch’ ( that is form and disperse from the egg)
The great thing about the Skeeter Screen Patio Egg Diffuser is that it is built to last. The egg is made of ceramic, a material that is well known and loved for being naturally hard and durable. So, it will take more than a couple of knocks to break this patio egg mosquito repellant ceramic egg vessel. Even the plant fiber netting that comes with this product is strong enough to hold the egg vessel without tearing.
Another great feature of the Skeeter Screen Patio Egg Diffuser is a simple design that provides users with the best possible user experience. There are no power cords to connect, no flames to light, no batteries to recharge, and best of all, no complex user steps to master. The Skeeter Screen 90600 Patio Egg Diffuser is simply an egg- shaped product with a hole at the top where oil is poured through. The formulation is a mixture of essential oils from cedar, rosemary, clove, peppermint, and thyme. These oils are herbs that have the natural power of repelling not just mosquitoes but also a host of other flying insects.
Thanks to its porous design, the egg absorbs oil into the vessel. Oil then migrates up the sides and fills the air with a sweet herbal scent (which users say is earthy but citrusy). The porous part of the design is great since it allows a little bit of oil to last for a long time. Instructions that come with the product indicate that 25ml of repellent oil will take about 3 weeks before drying up.
Completing the design of the Skeeter Screen patio egg is a glazed bottom. This helps the egg to maintain a firm grip on whatever surface it is placed on in addition to preventing oil seepage.
The Skeeter Screen patio egg measures 3.5(L) x 3.5(W) x 4(H) inches
Assembly and Use
Another reason to fall in love with this egg diffuser product from Scent Shop is the fact that it provides you with a hassle free way of keeping mosquitoes away. In fact, several aspects make this mosquito repellent kit very easy to use. To begin with, no assembly is required as the Skeeter Screen 90600 Patio Egg Diffuser comes ready to use. Its packaging includes one egg, one 4oz. bottle of scented natural oil, a measuring cup, and a plant fiber hanging net. Also included are user instructions that give clear details on how to use the patio egg diffuser, how much oil to pour in, and how often you will need to refill the egg. So, all you need to do is simply take your egg, pour the included oil inside using the provided measuring cup, and that is it – you are good to go. However, according to users, the hole at the top of the egg vessel is small. So, you will need to be careful when pouring the oil to avoid spilling some on the sides of the egg. The net that comes with this product also allows for fast and easy mounting of your mosquito repellant.
Despite there being a few users who claim the Skeeter Screen Patio Egg Diffuser does not do much to repel mosquitoes and other airborne nuisances, most buyers swear by the product’s effectiveness. In fact, there are some users who have loved the product so much that they have gone back to buy a second one. User reviews aside, this patio egg diffuser actually has an effectiveness claim, which has been established following the manufacturer’s very own tests and experience. This tested effectiveness coupled with the easy-to-use design makes the patio egg diffuser a great buy. Therefore, if you have a mosquito (or insect) problem, you will find this product to be more than sufficient. It might very well be the best patio egg mosquito repellent investment you will ever make!
Once you’ve taken back your backyard, it might be time to look into a new fire pit to enjoy those glorious bug free evenings!