Suitable for tropical destinations (malaria, dengue and yellow fever risks) as well as European regions. The active substance DEET is effective for insect bites and also for ticks. DEET is most effective against (malaria) mosquitoes and horseflies, effective against ticks, and reasonably effective against large horseflies, gnats and midges. Deet products must be applied to the uncovered skin.
Care Plus provide insect repellents using three different chemicals
Care Plus Anti-Insect DEET - (Diethyl toluamide)
Care Plus Anti-Insect Natural - PMD Citriodiol (Para-menthane diol)
Care Plus Anti-Insect Sensitive - ICARIDIN (KBR 3023) Saltidin
All three ranges of repellent offer protection against mosquitoes, ticks and other biting insects and therefore shield you from potentially debilitating diseases such as Malaria, Dengue Fever, West Nile Disease and Lyme Disease.
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20ml is not very much, this preparation is designed to slip into your pocket or handbag for emergency use or to top up a previous application. Its also ideal if you only expect to spend a short time in the company of insects.
When camping in the mountains its often possible to avoid being attacked by camping quite high or on a breezy pitch. If you follow precautions it could be that repellent is only necessary on a few occasions - in which case this 20ml prep may be the perfect size.
In any case its small enough to have in your First Aid kit at all times just in case you get caught out.
General Information About Care Plus Anti-Insect DEET
Deet is suitable for both tropical destinations (with the associated risks of malaria, dengue fever and yellow fever) and for European countries. The active constituent DEET is effective against stinging insects as well as ticks. DEET provides the most effective protection against (malaria) mosquitoes, gadflies, ticks and bloodsuckers, and is reasonably effective against large horseflies and midges.
Care Plus® recommends a DEET percentage of between 30% and 50%. An insect repellent with a DEET percentage of less than 30% may not be effective, and a percentage above 50% has no added value. The percentage of DEET in the repellent is the decisive factor in how long the repellent remains active on the skin.