Q. How long does Ben’s® Tick & Insect Repellent last?
A. Although insect repellents work differently on everyone due to body
chemistry and other factors such whether you are sweating, our studies
show that Ben’s® 30 provides six hours of protection.
Q. Why does Ben’s® 30 Tick & Insect Repellent use water instead of alcohol
as most other DEET insect repellents do?
A. Water has replaced alcohol in Ben’s® 30 Tick & Insect Repellent because
water does not evaporate as quickly as alcohol, and does not open the
pores; therefore it is a longer lasting formula that does not need to be
reapplied as frequently. Alcohol also creates a strong aroma providing the
traditional “insect repellent” smell. The water-based Ben’s® 30 formula does
not have a scent that is as strong as some alcohol based repellents.
Q. Will a higher percentage of DEET give me better protection?
A. A higher percentage of DEET in a repellent does not mean that your
protection is better – just that it will last longer. The more DEET a repellent
contains the longer time it can protect you from mosquito bites.
Q. Will DEET based repellents damage nylon materials?
A. Unfortunately the chemical DEET will react as a solvent to some synthetic
fabrics, plastics, leather, furniture and paints. (See package labeling.)
Most nylon materials are not affected by DEET. Just to be safe, you should
test an inconspicuous area on the fabric.
Q. How many sprays are in a 120ml bottle of Ben’s® 30? In a 37ml bottle?
A. Approx. 400 sprays in a 120mls bottle and 125 in a 37mls bottle.