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 successfully 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:
When used as directed, this pest control product repels ticks that may carry Lyme disease.