The damned flying bugs that bother us and inconvenience us during our outdoor outings are beginning to be more and more numerous.
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A fan of fishing, bear hunting, camping or hiking in the forest has every interest in opting for sunscreen as well as an effective mosquito shield when venturing into the backcountry. Here are five products that specialist Éric Tourangeau, of DDR Plein Air, a major distributor for everything related to outdoor activities, suggests to nature lovers:
For those who prefer a more generous distribution of mosquito repellent, there is the powerful aerosol formula from the well-known company, Coleman. You'll get eight hours of peace of mind thanks to its 30% Deet. It is found in merchants in formats of 170 and 230 grams.
People who don't want to use a pump vaporizer with Deet will enjoy Kombat. Primarily made with icaridin, this Canadian product repels winged intruders who see you as a buffet. The non-greasy formula offered in a 150 ml format provides protection for half a day, or 12 hours.
For the whole family and even for toddlers 6 months and older, Piactive generates 12 hour protection thanks to its concentration of icaridin. Its 175 ml container has a whistle and a compass that can be really handy. It is also effective against ticks, mosquitoes and black flies.
The insect repellent cream for adults from the renowned Canadian manufacturer Great Outdoors contains 30% Deet. Presented in a 240 ml format, it offers complete protection for 6 hours. This is the favorite product of this author and many forestry workers. In addition, this insect repellent protects against ticks, biting midges, etc.
The Thermacell Portable Mosquito Repeller also performs very well. It is powered by a butane cartridge that releases the contents of an insect repellent wafer containing allethrin, a synthetic copy of a natural insecticide found in chrysanthemums. In just a few minutes, an effective four-hour barrier is created around you.