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All about DEET - the myths and the real truth

All about DEET - the myths and the real truth

‘You need the chemical DEET in insect repellents to be effective!’... or even ‘Repellents without DEET don’t work!’ Sadly, we hear this all of the time.  Fortunately, our tested natural products prove otherwise.  In fact, we know all about DEET and alcohol formulas, and how they’re more harmful to the planet, to those with sensitive skin, and even children and pets. We’ve been in this industry for a long time, and are now experts in the field. Here are a few key answers to some of the biggest myths surrounding DEET, and how you can choose better alternatives. How does...

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The UK's biting bugs are out in force. Here's how you can stay safe this summer.

The UK's biting bugs are out in force. Here's how you can stay safe this summer.

The summer holidays are almost here, and we're getting glorious weather in the UK. As families across the country are unpacking the paddling pools, dusting down the BBQs and investing in new garden furniture ready to enjoy the great outdoors, there's one thing that everyone needs to be aware of - bugs and insects. Particularly the biting kind.The UK's warm, wet and damp summertime conditions ensure that several tiny critters are thriving, and some of these can cause nasty bites. While most insect bites are more of a nuisance than harmful, some can cause particularly nasty side effects. But as...

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The world may be opening again for travel soon. Here’s everything you need to know.

The world may be opening again for travel soon. Here’s everything you need to know.

As we’re sure you’re aware, for the past few months the UK has been on lockdown. Other than for essential travel, airlines have been halted and holidays have been cancelled or rearranged for next year. As the world starts to emerge from the lockdown period, there are some key considerations to keep in mind. Quarantine on return, for example, as anyone coming to Britain from another country, including returning Britons, will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days. Whilst no one really knows how long that will remain in effect for, travel experts are expecting changes into July and August...

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PMD and the fight against the pandemic? Tell me more!

PMD and the fight against the pandemic? Tell me more!

Anyone who has been actively watching the news and keeping up to date with the worldwide fight against the COVID-19 pandemic will have likely seen stories linking one chemical - PMD - to the destruction of the coronavirus. It comes as news broke about the Ministry of Defence’s tests in this area, as they have begun research to see whether PMD, which is the active ingredient in mosquito repellent, will actually destroy this strain of virus. It is already known that PMD kills many viruses on the skin - including the ordinary coronavirus, HIV, Hepatitis, West Nile and more. This...

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