Anti-insect Deet minispray by Care Plus
Care Plus® Anti-Insect DEET spray 40% is the strongest insect-repellent product for the skin. Suitable for tropical destinations (malaria, dengue and yellow fever risks) and European regions. The active substance DEET is effective against biting or stinging insects and against 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. It is important that the consumer understands that these Anti-Insect products must be applied on all exposed skin.
- Contents: 15 ml
- Duration of action: up to 8 hours
- Small minispray to take with you in your backpack or first-aid kit
Tip for Camino Pilgrims: although DEET is not primary in preventing bites from bed bugs it is clear from other pilgrim’s experiences that the little critters are not fond of it either.
What is DEET?
DEET is the abbreviation of N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide. The name N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide was recently replaced by N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide, but both names are still in use. Care Plus® Anti-Insect Deet is available in the following percentages: 30%, 40% and 50%. The DEET percentage refers to the active duration of the insect-repellent substance.
Care Plus® recommends a DEET percentage between 30% and 50%.
Care Plus® Anti-Insect Deet spray was rated as best tested product by the Dutch Consumer Agency in 1997 and by Test Aankoop in Belgium in 2001. Care Plus® Anti-Insect Deet lotion received the German GUT certificate of the Stiftung Warentest in 2004 and 2010. Care Plus® Anti-Insect gel was rated the best tested product by the Dutch Consumer Agency in 2005.
The 3 Golden rules to prevent insect bites and stings
- Wear light-colored, fine-woven clothing (shirt with long sleeves, long trousers, socks, closed shoes)
- Apply the uncovered skin with a strong insect-repellent product which contains 30-50% DEET
- Be sure that you sleep under a mosquito net, and preferable an impregnated mosquito net
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