MAXI-DEET® Premium Insect Repellent 100% DEET Spray - 0.5 ounce

MAXI-DEET® Premium Insect Repellent 100% DEET Spray - 0.5 ounce

SP711

Price: AU $ 6.00

Lightweight and compact, MAXI-DEET insect repellent is perfect for the tackle box, the pack, or the pocket. Get maximum long lasting protection.

In areas of extreme bug density or other extreme conditions you can rely on this 100% DEET for application to clothing, mosquito or head nets. Sawyer® makes the only Low-Odor 100% DEET on the market. We achieve this through extra refinement which results in a purer DEET.

Our new low-odor, 100% DEET insect repellent comes in a convenient .5 oz spray pump applicator for an easy-to-apply, even coating. 

• Field-tested to offer proven effectiveness against bugs for up to 10 hours 
• Protects exposed skin against mosquitoes, chiggers, ticks, deer flies, black flies, stable flies, gnats and fleas 
• Can be applied to shoes, socks and some clothing 

Protects exposed skin areas against mosquitoes, chiggers, fleas, gnats and ticks. A little goes a long way... so use as needed. There is little reason to use anything other than 100% DEET. You can control dosage by using a smaller amount rather than a lower concentration. Lower concentations have more alcohol, which increases absorption and causes more skin irritation.

  • UPC Number: 0-50716-00711-4
  • Height: 7.00"
  • Length: 0.75"
  • Width: 2.06"
  • Weight: 0.06 lbs

Should I use a lotion or spray repellent?

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.

Can I wear a repellent with a sunscreen?

Yes.  We would recommend applying the sunscreen first. The trick to a comfortable and effective application of sunscreen it to put it on first thing in the morning or at least 10 minutes of sun exposure to help it fully absorb into your skin.

Does DEET protect against flies?

Some yes, but mostly no. If flies are going to be an issue we recommend using the Sawyer Fisherman’s Formula which is a 20% Picaridin Spray formula. Picaridin is much more effective against flies than DEET, especially at 20% which is higher than other Picaridin formulas available on the market.

Why was I told to “get at least 30% DEET” for malaria mosquitoes?

The reason you were told to “get something with at least 30% DEET” is because under older guidelines this was true. Simply put, the higher the percentage of DEET in a given formula, the longer and more effective the protection from insects. Until the introduction of Sawyer Controlled Release Insect Repellent, we would have recommended Sawyer Maxi-DEET® 100% DEET Insect Repellent for the skin. People often confuse concentration with dosage. Lower “dosages” of 100% DEET or DEET mixed in a Controlled Release lotion or even a standard lotion work better than alcohol-based sprays.

As an added measure, you may still consider 100% DEET for times of extreme bug density. However, the real question is not how much DEET you start out with, but how much of the active ingredient, DEET, is available at any given time (even hours later) to repel those nasty mosquitoes.

Skin repellent with Slow Release Technology–Sawyer Controlled Release 20% DEET Insect Repellent uses sub-micron encapsulation to entrap the DEET. An effective and long lasting insect repellent for use on the skin is a slow release technology that keeps the repellent on the surface of the skin much longer than other formulas. This provides for slower absorption and extended effectiveness against biting insects. The Sawyer Controlled Release Insect Repellent formula provides this type of technology in a formula that is both effective and very comfortable to use.

Will DEET ruin my clothes or equipment?

Quite possibly. DEET should not damage cotton, wool, or nylon. Do not apply to or near acetate, rayon, spandex or other synthetics, furniture, plastic, watch crystals, leather and painted or varnished surfaces including automobiles.

Be sure to read the labels, and if in doubt try a sample on an obscure surface area and check it after 24 hours of exposure to DEET.

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