August 20, 2010

Terro Mosquito Repellent Review & Giveaway

As the wife of a former pest control technician, I can tell you that I have been using Terro for years.  Last year we spent our first summer in the area and were renting a home.  For some reason, we had horrible ants coming into our home.  The ants were into everything and my husband quickly suggested the Terro ant bait. 

Because of these previous experiences with Terro products, I quickly said “yes” when I was asked to try out the new Terro Mosquito Repellent.  I don’t know about you, but mosquitos love me.  They also love my son.  Whenever we go outside, we are quickly annoyed at the mosquitos and most of the time we find ourselves coming back inside for some bug spray. 

At the particular time my husband sprinkled the repellent on our backyard, I was sitting on our patio.  Although the bottle said that it could take up to 3 hours to begin working, I began to see immediate results.  I was only bit one time while I was outside that day and as I said, it had not been 3 hours.  We used the product prior to having a backyard party with our friends and I heard no complaints of anyone getting bit by mosquitos that day.

Overall, I was very pleased with the product.  I liked that it is granules and all natural.  The only disadvantages that I found were the faint garlic smell and I also wished that it covered more area.  It does cover 1000 square feet which is probably an adequate amount for most lawns.  I would definitely consider using this product again, especially if I were having company.

Terro Mosquito Repellent is an easy-to-use granular product made from a blend of natural botanical oils, including citronella. The 100 percent natural granules are safe to use around people and pets and is easily applied in any area where mosquitoes are a nuisance by simply sprinkling over the desired area. The repellent’s effectiveness lasts up to three weeks.  Terro Mosquito Repellent can be used around patios, decks, campsites, pools, and houses, on lawns and in and around flower or garden beds.


The Giveaway

Two winners will receive the Terro Mosquito Repellent.  To enter, simply leave a comment below.  Additional entries can be made by blogging about the giveaway, tweeting it, following @thriftymommy on twitter, following The Thrifty Mommy on facebook, and through other social networking.  Please leave a comment for each thing that you do (as it makes it easier to count the entries) and leave a link to your tweets, etc. 

The two winners will be chosen using random number.  Winners will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  This contest is sponsored by Terro and is available to those with a U.S. shipping address.  The giveaway ends Saturday, August 28, 2010.

Disclaimer: I received some of the mosquito repellent to try. This is an honest review.



39 Responses to “Terro Mosquito Repellent Review & Giveaway”
  1. 1
    Jackie Little says:

    Mosquito’s love my daughter and me. Living in Georgia we have lots of the little buggers. I need some help, please hope I win this.

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    Pat Ramey says:

    We had a flood in our area about a month ago. the little bugs are now coming out in full force. I need all the help I can get.

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    SANDY says:

    would love to try

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    meeyeehere says:

    Oh man, I live in the worst mosquito area in the USA. I live in the Mississippi Delta! I could really use this!My 2 year old is walking around covered in bites right this minute.

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    meeyeehere says:

    I follow you on twitter@meeyeehere

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    Sheila B
    Twitter: SheilaBran

    We love to cook out and be outside but the skeeters are terrible here. They see me and think “all you can eat buffet”. My baby girl took the dog out for about 5 min last week and got 54 bites.

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    Sheila B
    Twitter: SheilaBran


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    Sheila B
    Twitter: SheilaBran

    Twitter fllowing you as SheilaBran

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    Sheila B
    Twitter: SheilaBran

    Like Thriftymommy on FBook

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    Chris P says:

    We have had heavy rains and flooding. Mosquitoes are multiplying every day and are thicker than I have ever seen them! I would love to try anything!!

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    Chris P says:

    I LIKE you on Facebook!

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    Amy Brewer says:

    I have a pond in my side yard where we like to sit at and have cook outs there. I would love to try this to see if this would work for me. My whole family usually gets bit all night long.

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    Tonya Wilson says:

    Mosquitoes are our state bird!! 🙂

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    Tonya Wilson says:

    “liking” you on facebook!! 🙂

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    Darren says:

    We are haveing major problems with these state birds in Louisiana right now. could use some of this stuff!

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    Tonya Wilson says:

    @disneymominla follows you on twitter! 🙂

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    Claudia says:

    Anything that can control or get rid of mosquitous is OK with me. I lost a horse to West Niles a few years back. My heart was broken.

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    Jenn S. says:

    Mosquitos are horrible here as well. Yikes!

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    susan says:

    The mosquitos love to bite may daughter and I , I tell my daughter it is because we are so sweet… but I really want them to stop! suelee1998

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    Stephanie Hodges says:

    I would love to try this. I get eat’n alive and no repellant has worked well for this area.

    clc_little_britches @ yahoo dot com

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    Carol G says:

    Sounds like something definitely worth a try, more at my daughter’s home than at mine, since her family is outside a lot more than I am.

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    We live in NC and are always attacked by mosquitos the minute we step outside. We love to sit on our patios and cookout, but the mosquitos limit our ability to do that. This product sounds like it’s exactly what we need!!

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    Elizabeth D.
    Twitter: 1awesomekid

    I really could use this… those darn bugs have just about drained me this year!! lol…

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    Elizabeth D.
    Twitter: 1awesomekid

    twitter follower! @1awesomekid

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    Elizabeth D.
    Twitter: 1awesomekid

    Sent a tweet out! @1awesomekid

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    Carolyn Gulley says:

    My grandchildren cannot play outside because of these varmits. I am searching for a solution. This sounds promising.

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    Amy Davis says:

    My children both get swollen when they get bites. It would be great to try out this product.

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    Sarah Z says:

    Mosquitos love my daughter so would love this!

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    Brianne says:

    Oh I SO need some of this! I admit I don’t take my kids outside as much as I’d like due to 1-heat, 2-bugs in general, but mostly 3-mosquitos! They love me and I have a bad reaction to them, so anything to keep them away is awesome! 🙂

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    Tori Schafer says:

    I follow you on facebook. We could use some of that repellent in my yard. Septembers seem to be the worst month for the mosquitoes.

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    Maria Franklin
    Twitter: mariasfight

    Hubby and I have a wonderful hammock outside that we can barely use thanks to the mosquitos, HELP!

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    Maria Franklin
    Twitter: mariasfight

    just tweeted this one, crossing my fingers so we can enjoy the outdoors again.

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    Sherri B. says:

    I love that this is a natural product so it won’t bother our dogs. We could definitely use this as our mosquitos are the size of small planes this year!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

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    Twitter: 27lisa27

    Mosquitos are like a plague on us. They’re everywhere here.

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    Gianna says:

    Please enter me 🙂

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    heather c says:

    With that dengue fever going on down here, I’d love some of this!

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    heather c says:

    I follow you on twitter – choochoo428

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