Care Plus™ has been a market leader in insect repellents in Europe for over 25 years. This respected brand is now available in Canada.
Icaridin, also known as Picaridin, is the active ingredient in Care Plus™. It is a synthetic replica of the natural compound piperine, found in pepper plants. Developed by Bayer in the 1980s and used very successful in Europe, Icaridin first entered the U.S. market in 2005. It has been licensed in Canada since 2012.
Above all, Icaridin is highly effective in repelling biting insects while also being DEET-free, and gentle for the whole family.
Care Plus™ Icaridin 20% provides 12 hour protection against mosquitoes and ticks, and 10 hours of protection against black flies. Studies show that Icaridin at a 20% concentration repels mosquitoes and ticks at least as well as DEET 30% and provides longer-lasting protection.
Icaridin provides effective, long-lasting protection against a broad range of biting insects including:
- Black flies
When used as directed, this pest control product repels ticks that may carry Lyme disease.
Great for the Whole Family
Non-scented, non-irritating Care Plus™ Icaridin 20% can be safely used on adults and children 6 months and older. In contrast, DEET 30% is not recommended for children under age 12.
Gentle on your gear
Care Plus™ is not greasy or sticky, making it the perfect solution for outdoor work and sports. Icaridin is also gentle on apparel and gear. It won’t damage clothing, backpacks, sunglasses, watches, fishing line or other synthetic items.