Care Plus® Anti-Insect Deet
Care Plus – 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.
DEET 30% – Effective up to 5 1/2 hours DEET 40% – Effective up to 8 hours DEET 50% – Effective up to 10 hours
For most effective use Care Plus DEET should cover all unprotected parts of the skin – full instructions for use are included with the products.