Apart from giving rise to irritating bites, mosquitoes carry a range of diseases that can infect travellers, including Malaria, Dengue Fever and Chikungunya. The best way to reduce the risk of becoming infected is to avoid being bitten.
DEET (Diethylmetatoluamide) has been in commercial use for over 50 years. It remains the most effective broad-spectrum repellent providing the highest levels of protection from mosquitoes, ticks and other biting insects. Longer-lasting protection is provided by using higher concentrations of DEET. Alternatively it is provided by using the new technology incorporated in our Endurance repellents.
NATURAL - The oil of lemon eucalyptus has an active ingredient called p-menthane 3,8-diol (PMD). This plant-based repellent has been tested and has shown similar protection to DEET repellents. The active ingredient in Lifesystems natural repellents has been enhanced by a process which increases levels of PMD, thereby giving increased levels of protection against biting insects.