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.
Care Plus™ Icaridin 20% provides 12 hour protection against mosquitoes and ticks, and 10 hours of protection against black flies. Studies show that Icaridin at a 20% concentration repels mosquitoes and ticks at least as well as DEET 30% and provides longer-lasting protection.
Icaridin provides effective, long-lasting protection against a broad range of biting insects including:
When used as directed, this pest control product repels ticks that may carry Lyme disease.