When used according to label instructions, provides protection from Zika Virus, West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever and other mosquito borne viruses.
12 hours of protection from ticks and mosquito bites.
10 hours protection from black flies.
Icaridin is 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 travellers 6 months to 12 years of age. Products containing up to 20% icaridin are considered to be safe and efficacious.
Children aged six months or older are permitted to use up to 20% icaridin.
Health Canada currently permits use of up to 10% DEET three times daily for those aged two to 12 years and once a day for children aged six months to two years. Hence, icaridin is the preferred repellent for this age category, with DEET as a second choice.