Picaridin Insect Repellent
Sawyer “Fisherman’s Formula” Picaridin Insect Repellent has a similar effect to DEET, but it won’t harm gear and equipment. Picaridin repels mosquitoes (including the species that transmits the Zika Virus) and ticks as well as biting flies, stable flies, black flies, gnat, chiggers, and sand flies. At 20% active ingredient Picaridin; this long lasting topical insect repellent is effective up to 14 hours (lotion) and 12 hours (spray) against mosquitoes and ticks, and up to 8 hours against biting flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies.
- Picaridin is more effective at repelling biting flies than DEET
- Our 20% Picaridin is virtually odorless; it even has a mild citrus scent added to it which evaporates when dry
- Sawyer Picaridin Repellent will not harm gear or equipment
- Effective for up to 14 hours (lotion) or 12 hours (Spray)
- Use with confidence on the whole family
[SP564] – 4 oz. lotion
[SP544] – 4 oz. spray
[SP543] – 3 oz. spray
[SP541] – 0.5 oz. spray tube
UPC: 0-50716-00541-7, 0-50716-00543-1, 0-50716-00544-8, 0-50716-00564-6
Yes. Picaridin is a fantastic topical insect repellent for the whole family and considered to be the repellent of first choice by the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Canadian Advisory Committee on Tropical Medicine and Travel for travelers six months to 12 years of age.
Learn more about Picaridin in this pdf.
Picaridin is perfect balance of efficacy, safety and user-friendliness. It repels a wide variety of pests including mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, sand flies, gnats, chiggers, and midges. It is the longest lasting repellent with up to 14 hours of protection against mosquitoes and ticks and up to 8 hours against a variety of flies, chiggers and gnats. It’s non-greasy, has a pleasant low odor and won’t damage plastics of synthetic coatings. All these factors combined makes Picaridin the optimal topical repellent for the entire family.
Check out the data for yourself: Picaridin Research
Because of the way they slow down the evaporation of the DEET, lotions always last considerably longer than sprays of comparable DEET concentrations. Sprays have the advantage of being able to be applied to clothing. Sprays remain effective much longer on clothing than on skin. Since repellents work as a 3″ barrier, clothing applications can often protect 6″ of exposed skin and significantly reduce your usage on skin. Our recommendation: DEET lotion on skin and Permethrin spray on clothing.