Non-aerosol DEET?

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Non-aerosol DEET?

Post by jamesquir » Fri, 13 Sep 2002 06:29:46


Last week, my spray can of "OFF" was confiscated at the American Airlines
gate as a security threat!
Now, with the linkage of Lariam to depression, suicide and ***, is
anyone aware of the existence of a non-aerosol form of DEET for use  in the
fight against the omnipresent Latin mosquito?
 
 
 

Non-aerosol DEET?

Post by Bert Hyma » Fri, 13 Sep 2002 08:03:50




> Now, with the linkage of Lariam to depression, suicide and ***, is
> anyone aware of the existence of a non-aerosol form of DEET for use  in the
> fight against the omnipresent Latin mosquito?

REI has their own brand (Jungle Juice) in plastic bottles, some with pump
sprayers (see http://www.travelOK.net/), but everybody packages it that way these
days.

--

 
 
 

Non-aerosol DEET?

Post by Fred » Fri, 13 Sep 2002 10:25:26



> Now, with the linkage of Lariam to depression, suicide and ***, is
> anyone aware of the existence of a non-aerosol form of DEET for use  in the
> fight against the omnipresent Latin mosquito?

As a forester, I strongly suggest you to use the Watkins mosquito repellent.
It's by far the best stuff I've used.  The only downside is that it's a cream,
so you can't spray it on your clothes.  When the mosquitoes and flies are
voracious enough to bite through my thick clothes, I use a bit of Muskol spray,
the kind with a pump sprayer as Bert Hyman mentionned...

Hope this helps,
--

Marc from Quebec
http://www.travelOK.net/
Home of the Rec.climbers' Personnal Pages Directory
and the Climbing in Qubec Page.

 
 
 

Non-aerosol DEET?

Post by Simo » Fri, 13 Sep 2002 13:38:25



> Last week, my spray can of "OFF" was confiscated at the American Airlines
> gate as a security threat!
> Now, with the linkage of Lariam to depression, suicide and ***, is
> anyone aware of the existence of a non-aerosol form of DEET for use  in the
> fight against the omnipresent Latin mosquito?

There is a huge selection of non-aerosol DEET available. If your
well-stocked grocery store or decent sized pharmacy doesn't have it,
check a sporting good store. I have purchased non-aerosol DEET at all
of these types of stores.

All aerosol cans are (or are supposed to be) confiscated at the
security gate- women who carry hairspray probably know this first
hand.

 
 
 

Non-aerosol DEET?

Post by Majo » Mon, 16 Sep 2002 09:08:49


OFF makes (or used to make) a sort of waxy roll-on version, much like an
anti-perspirant.  I still have two, though I purchased them about 5
years ago, they work just as well in my opinion.

Kristy


> Last week, my spray can of "OFF" was confiscated at the American Airlines
> gate as a security threat!
> Now, with the linkage of Lariam to depression, suicide and ***, is
> anyone aware of the existence of a non-aerosol form of DEET for use  in the
> fight against the omnipresent Latin mosquito?

 
 
 

Non-aerosol DEET?

Post by Philippe Tixie » Fri, 20 Sep 2002 15:39:01


As I know it is possible to carry the aerosol in your checked baguage (not
in your cabin one), you can wait to have your bagage before to ouse it? no?

philT



> OFF makes (or used to make) a sort of waxy roll-on version, much like an
> anti-perspirant.  I still have two, though I purchased them about 5
> years ago, they work just as well in my opinion.

> Kristy


> > Last week, my spray can of "OFF" was confiscated at the American
Airlines
> > gate as a security threat!
> > Now, with the linkage of Lariam to depression, suicide and ***, is
> > anyone aware of the existence of a non-aerosol form of DEET for use  in
the
> > fight against the omnipresent Latin mosquito?

 
 
 

Non-aerosol DEET?

Post by Chess » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 15:13:56



> Last week, my spray can of "OFF" was confiscated at the American Airlines
> gate as a security threat!
> Now, with the linkage of Lariam to depression, suicide and ***, is
> anyone aware of the existence of a non-aerosol form of DEET for use  in the
> fight against the omnipresent Latin mosquito?

My travel med clinic strongly recommended Ultrathon.  Its about 30%
DEET, but comes in a specially formulated base which makes it
long-lasting (10 hours, I believe) AND most important, forms a barrier
on the skin so the DEET doesn't penetrate your skin--it stays on the
surface.  (And if you have ever seen what DEET does to plastic, you
definitely don't want it to penetrate your skin!)

Sawyers also made a recommended DEET formulation which has a
controlled release formula-- again recommended to your exposure to
DEET is minimized while providing long-lasting protection.

I have used them both (slightly prefer the Ultrathon) and they worked
well in both Brazil and Africa. BTW, both are lotions-- Sawyers in a
plastic bottle, Ultrathon in a small plastic tube.