Insect Protection

Protect yourself from insect bites with our insect protection & repellent at Anaconda. Shop insect repellents for your outdoor adventure.

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Discover Effective Insect Repellent & Insect Protection Products At Anaconda

Insect protection is crucial outdoors to safeguard against insect-borne diseases and discomfort. Mosquitoes and ticks, among others, can transmit diseases like West Nile virus and Lyme disease. Effective insect repellent, including mosquito patches and clothing, helps prevent bites, reducing the risk of infections. It also enhances outdoor enjoyment by minimising irritation and itching. Insect protection is particularly vital in regions with prevalent insect-borne illnesses or during activities like camping, hiking and fishing. Prioritising insect protection promotes safer and more pleasant outdoor experiences, allowing individuals to fully embrace nature without the concerns associated with insect-related health issues.

Australia is renowned for its creepy crawlies, and while many of them are harmless, bites and stings are all too common. With amazing brands such as OzTrail and Bushmans, our range of insect protection will help you maintain a barrier between you and them whenever you're outdoors.

Ways to Keep Insects At Bay When Outdoors

Here are some of the best ways to keep the bugs at bay with our insect-repellent range at Anaconda.

Use Insect Repellent

Using insect repellent is one of the most effective ways to keep mozzies and other insects at bay. Once it's applied to your skin, it dries quickly so you're hardly aware it's there - the bugs certainly are though, and they will steer well clear of it and leave you in peace. Just be sure to read the directions before use, especially with children, as not all insect repellents are suitable for little ones.

Install Mosquito Nets

Fly and mozzie nets are also great options as they will not only prevent insects from biting you but they'll also stop them buzzing around close by and disturbing your sleep. Mosquito nets are ideal if you have young children, as they'll help get a good night's sleep without having to come into contact with insecticides.

Wear Mosquito Bands

Mosquito bands offer protection against biting insects and are perfect for those who are sensitive to insect repellents. They're also waterproof and last for around 48 hours, so they're great for multi-day hikes and other activities where you're exposed to the elements and insects for an extended length of time.

Wear Long Light-Coloured Clothing

Another way to prevent insects from biting your skin is simply to cover it up. Long, light-coloured clothing will not only keep the bugs off your arms and legs, but it'll also provide great sun protection too. What's more, light-coloured clothing will reflect the sun's heat and can actually help to keep you cool in hot summer weather.

Insect Protection FAQs

What is an insect repellent?

Insect repellents typically contain active ingredients such as DEET, picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus. These ingredients deter insects by masking the scent that attracts them. Some repellents also include additional components like alcohol, water, and fragrances. It's essential to follow product instructions for safe and effective use, considering factors like concentration and application frequency.

How long does insect repellent last?

The duration of insect repellent effectiveness varies based on the active ingredient and concentration. DEET-based repellents can provide protection for several hours, with higher concentrations offering longer-lasting effects. Picaridin and oil of lemon eucalyptus repellents generally last 6-8 hours. However, environmental factors, perspiration and activities like swimming can affect the duration. Reapplication following guidelines ensures continued protection against insect bites.

How does insect repellent work?

Insect repellents work by masking the body's scent, making it less attractive to insects. Ingredients like DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus disrupt the insects' ability to locate and recognise human hosts. These repellents create a protective barrier, reducing the likelihood of bites. The effectiveness varies based on the active ingredient, concentration and proper application as directed on the product.

How to use a mosquito patch?

To use a mosquito patch, peel off the protective backing to expose the adhesive side. Place the patch on clean and dry skin, such as the arm or clothing. Ensure good adhesion to maximise effectiveness. Mosquito patches typically release repellent substances like citronella to create a protective barrier. Follow the specific instructions provided by the patch manufacturer for optimal results.

How to clean a mosquito net?

To clean a mosquito net, remove it from its hanging position or frame. Gently shake or vacuum to remove loose debris. Hand wash using mild soap and cold water, avoiding harsh chemicals. Rinse thoroughly and let it air-dry. Ensure it's completely dry before reinstallation. For machine-washable nets, use a delicate cycle. Always follow the care instructions provided by the manufacturer.

Shop The Full Insect Repellent Range At Anaconda

Check out our full range of insect repellent including mosquito bands, mosquito patches, mosquito nets, insect repellers and more, and make sure you have the best gear for your next outdoor adventure! At Anaconda, we offer gift cards, Club deals, payment options and new arrivals that you won't be able to resist. Browse our entire camping gear range including camping health & safety supplies, sun protection, first aid, fire safety equipment and more, and check out our Adventure Centre for helpful tips and exciting destinations such as our Hiking Essentials Buying Guide and our Insect Protection Buying Guide. Anaconda strives to inspire, equip & enable Australians with the best value and broadest range of outdoor adventure and sporting products! Shop online or in-store at Anaconda today.



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