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Insect Repellants Products

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Outdoor Travel Insect-Repellants Venimex Venom Extractor Care Plus
Venimex Venom Extractor

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Outdoor Travel Insect-Repellants Portable Mosquito Killer Unit Life Systems
Portable Mosquito Killer Unit

The Portable Mosquito Killer Unit is a battery powered insect killer that emits a scent that is both odourless and harmless to humans but is very effective against biting insects.

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Outdoor Travel Insect-Repellants Portable Mosquito Killer Refill (5pcs) Life Systems
Portable Mosquito Killer Refill (5pcs)

The Portable Killer is a battery powered insect killer unit that slowly propels an odourless scent that is harmless to humans,

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Outdoor Travel Insect-Repellants Natural Plus 30+ Kids Life Systems
Natural Plus 30+ Kids

Life Systems Natural Plus 30+ insect repellent is formulated from a blend of natural plant oils derived from the Lemon Eucalyptus plant.

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Outdoor Travel Insect-Repellants EX4 Antimosquito Life Systems
EX4 Antimosquito

Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mosquito spray can be used on a variety of materials and textiles i.e tents and clothing and will last for several washes before needing a re-treatment.

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Outdoor Travel Insect-Repellants Expedition Endurance 12 hour Spray Life Systems
Expedition Endurance 12 hour Spray

The Expedition Endurance is the longest lasting repellent available, lasting up to 12 hours on a slow time-release agent unlike any other.

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Outdoor Travel Insect-Repellants Plug-in Mosquito Killer With 40 Tablets Life Systems
Plug-in Mosquito Killer With 40 Tablets

Helps reduce the danger and annoyance of mosquito bites at night. Supplied with 40 tablets, which are each effective for 10 hours (approx.). Suitable for use worldwide when used in conjunction with a suitable t...

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Outdoor Travel Insect-Repellants Expedition 100+ Life Systems
Expedition 100+

Life Systems Expedition 100+ contains 95% DEET for protection against Mosquitos, Midges and other biting insects. Stronger concentrations offer both greater and longer lived protection, but again, take care wit...

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Outdoor Travel Insect-Repellants Insect Fumers Life Systems
Insect Fumers

Sale - RRP £8.50 now only £5.95! Each Fumer produces an insecticidal smoke that kills any insect that comes into contact with it.

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Outdoor Travel Insect-Repellants Bite Relief Click Life Systems
Bite Relief Click

This little device uses a piezo-electric pulse to reduce irritation and is really effective for small insect bites. You'll still have to grit your teeth for larger ones like bees, though.

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Outdoor Travel Insect-Repellants Expedition 50+ Life Systems
Expedition 50+

Expedition 50+ range contains a dual action formula which combines natural pyrethroids with DEET to provide a high level of protection against biting insects in all environments.

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Outdoor Travel Insect-Repellants Expedition Sensitive Deet Free Life Systems
Expedition Sensitive Deet Free

Insect Repellent Spray without deet. Contains the active ingredient Saltidin which is proven to repel mosquitoes, midges, horseflies, sand flies, gnats and ticks

It is very difficult when travelling or spending time in the outdoors to avoid insects, so it is important to take precautions to try to stop them biting. Insect bites can cause irritation in cases like the Scottish midge but more seriously they can transmit dangerous diseases such as malaria, dengue and yellow fever, depending on where you are in the world.

For information on any venue regarding health risks and medical treatment then check out: The Travel Doctorand the travel pharmacy section of the Care Plus website for recommendations of options that we keep in stock.

Deet is the strongest and most effective insect repellent for the skin available. DEET is effective against all stinging insects and ticks, but is most effective against (malaria) mosquitoes and gadflies, ticks and bloodsuckers and reasonably effective against large horseflies, nits and midges.

Deet is rated as a percentage with 100 being the strongest. 100 isn't recommended for use straight on the skin or for prolonged periods of use, but is useful for putting on natural fabric clothing (it can melt some plastics). Factors 30 to 50 will cover most users needs. Less than 30% Deet is not effective enough whilst 50% Deet will have as much effect as 100% Deet but it will have to be re-applied more regularly. One application of 50% Deet will last 10 hours, whilst 30% will last 5 1/2 hours.

For those looking for something a little less severe, Life Systems Natural 40 is a kinder alternative.

We stock Deet in four forms of application: spray and roll on from Lifesystems and gel and lotion from Care Plus.

  • Sprays are good to carry as they can be sprayed into the air and onto clothing as well as skin but can get into eyes and mouth a bit too easily and have a tendancy to leak once the seal is broken (particularly problematic as Deet reacts with some plastics - watch out when spraying near your specs).
  • Roll on is an easy to use format that doesn't tend to leak.
  • Lotion and gels are easy to apply evenly to the skin and too keep out of the eyes and mouth.

The Scottish and Welsh midge is a less dangerous (but very annoying) character, and to combat him we have Myrtle-based Midge and Mosi repellant, for people with sensitive skins that are travelling in fairy safe regions we carry the Natural 40 insect repellant, both from LifeSystems. For the campsite or the barbeque Mosquito Smoke Coils also help keep insects away, and and for indoors there is a mains powered Plug In Mosquito Killer.

If you do get bitten there are a number of options for relief from the irritation. The classic is Lifesystems Roll On Bite Relief which is quite soothing, but rather more radical are Care Plus' Bite Patches. They are ideal for bad bites that really itch the patch covers them so you can't scratch as easily (which reduces the chances of infection), the active constituents permeate the skin to sooth the area.

Tick born encephalitis is a problem that is spreading west across Europe gradually that is particularly nasty. Combine this with the already UK-present Lyme disease and it can be seen that keeping ticks at bay is important. Ticks are common in moorland, bog and waterside areas, so carrying Tick Deoderant is particularly important for people on paddling trips across Europe as well as serious bog trotters. If you do find a tick attached to yourself removing them without leaving anything behind is very important and is made much easier by the use of the Care Plus Tick Lasso.

People who are allergic to Wasps will also find the Care Plus Wasp Deoderant useful.

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