Learn more about Care Plus™ Icaridin
European market leader, Icaridin Insect Repellent, is now available in Canada
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 successful 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.
Up to 12 hour protection
Studies show that Icaridin at a 20% concentration repels mosquitoes and ticks at least as well as DEET 30% and provides longer-lasting protection.
- Black flies
When used as directed, this pest control product repels ticks that may carry Lyme disease.
Great for the Whole Family
In contrast, DEET 30% is not recommended for children under age 12.
Gentle on your gear
It won’t damage clothing, backpacks, sunglasses, watches, fishing line or other synthetic items.