picaridin http://www.permethrin-repellent.com/permethrin1.htm It is used on clothing, tents, and bedding. See web site for more information. DO NOT USE ON SKIN.
Repel Insect Repellent http://www.pharmacalway.com/brands/repel/sportsmen.html
Consumer Reports published an updated report using Repel
and it actually performed better than deet or picaridin (3-4 hours of protection against the "aggressive type mosquitos" and
much longer against non-agressive ones vs. 2-3 hours for deet and picaridin)
We may or may not encounter tsetse flies in some parks.
"In my experience, nothing worked against tsetse flies.
Nothing worked! not even the horrible skin-searing concoctions composed of 100% DEET! So it was with considerable doubt that
I took a vial of SkeeterBeater to try out on safari to Zambia-- the tsetse fly capital of Africa am pleased to report that
SkeeterBeater worked pretty well in repelling tsetses. My clients and I tried it in some heavily infested areas in Kafue National
Park-- a place where we are normally tortured by swarms of tsetses as we past through thickets or dense forests (tsetses do
not occur in open plains areas such as Tanzania's Serengeti). I gave the SkeeterBeater a fair test- spreading the oil on my
arms and legs and leaving them bare and therefore open to possible attack. Occasionally flies buzzed around me and I received
the odd bite. My clients, with less need to subject themselves to attack in the interests of science, wore much better clothing
(long sleeved pants and shirts), but they too thought that SkeeterBeater was effective in preventing bites and buzzing around
their exposed parts (face and hands).
I also found that I liked to use the SkeeterBeater.
I find the patchouli smell and the feel of the oil on my skin quite pleasant-- a sharp contrast to the horrible odors and
sensations associated with DEET-based insect repellents."
Insect Repellent 12 Lotion
The 3M Ultrathon Insect Repellent Lotion is the most
effective, longest lasting bug repellent on the market. Period. In fact, in a recent comparison test of the top 9 insect repellents
on the market, Consumer Reports rated Ultrathon #1 for effectiveness
SIZE: 2 oz (59ml) tube
- Rated the #1 most effective insect repellent lotion
by a leading consumer magazine.
- Splash and sweat resistant to protect even in the most
- Lotion, with 34.34% DEET, provides continuous protection
for up to 12 hours.
- Patented Controlled Release Technology prevents DEET
from quick evaporation from perspiration or rain.
- Ultrathon™ insect repellent provides protection
from mosquitoes and deer ticks, the two insects that may carry West Nile virus and Lyme disease.
- Also repels biting flies, chiggers, gnats and fleas.
NEW FINDINGS support the use of DEET
With Ultrathon™ insect repellent’s Controlled Release
Technology, you get durable long-lasting protection without reapplication. The Centers for Disease Control recommend that
DEET-based repellents are the most effective way to protect against insects and are very safe when used according to label
Insect repellant likewise. Worst bites were from
tsetses in Tanzania getting into a closed vehicle. I found aloe vera good against tsetses having been put onto it by a Masai
guide in Tz.
It's a good idea to bring some bite-eze or other
treatment to stop pain from bites.