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The effective DEET alternative
is a well known and effective alternative to DEET that provides long lasting
protection. It was developed not only to repel insects but to offer a
pleasant to use product that offered a light, clean feeling and odorless
repellent. Picaridin is formulated for the entire family.
own testing on biting flies has been an eye opening experience. We had used
the Broad Spectrum product made by Sawyer as our absolute favorite for pests
like green head flies and especially Deer flies. We were disappointed when
that product was discontinued. We were skeptical about the effectiveness of
picaridin . . . were we ever wrong! The picaridin in our opinion
(non-scientific) performed beautifully. Its comfortable to use and really
effective at the 20% level.
which is also known around the world as KBR3023, or Bayrepel (a trademark of
Bayer AG) was developed by Bayer, who began its research for a new active
ingredient in the 1980s. The result in the opinion of many was the ideal
repellent, which offered effective protection and comfortable use. PICARIDIN
has been used worldwide since 1998, and is one of the best selling active
ingredients in Europe and Australia. It has been recommended by the World
Health Organization as the best protection against Malaria.
As with any
of the repellents we offer Picaridin should be used as part of an insect
repellent system. We strongly recommend the use of permethrin treatment for
your clothing and a topical skin repellent such as picaridin on exposed skin.