Protecting against all insects, including every kind of mosquito, this powerful spray is suitable for the whole family. In the short term, its level of protection was found to be as effective as the world’s deadliest insecticide – all while being 100% natural!
Incognito Insect Repellent, £7.16, Holland and Barrett
Providing protection for up to six hours, this alcohol-free spray contains extracts of jojoba so it's kind to skin.
Jungle Formula for Sensitive Skin, £8.15, Boots
Developed for the military and recommended by outdoor survival expert Ray Mears himself, this repellent has been tested in some of the harshest environments and promises up to 12 hours of protection. What’s more, it’s also sweat- and splash-resistant so will keep working during outdoor activities!
Ultrathon Insect Repellent, £8.29, Chemistdirect.co.uk
This non-sticky, non-greasy formula is part of a new generation of insect repellents due to its active ingredients. It also has a pleasant fragrance – so no strong chemical smells!
Autan Tropical Spray Pump, £5.40, Thehealthcounter.com
A fab alternative to your usual sprays and creams – this invisible, waterproof patch, worn on the arm allows its all-natural repellent to be absorbed into the bloodstream, working with the body to create a shield against insects. The patches give at least 36 hours of protection and are suitable for all.
Insect Repellent Patch, from £4.99, Organicinsectrepellent.co.uk
For long-lasting protection from biting insects, this travel-size spray is a handbag must-have for holidays!
Superdrug Buzz Off Insect Repellent Travel, £1.99, Superdrug
One of the strongest repellents available with a 95% concentration of DEET. This spray provides you with utmost protection for over 10 hours.
Lifesystems Expedition 100+ Insect Repellent Spray, from £6.40, Safariquip.co.uk
This pure and natural Citronella essential oil is used as the active ingredient in many insect repellent formulations. Its strong, lemony scent makes it a great alternative for repelling mosquitoes.
Healthaid Essential Citronella Oil, £5.35, Chemistdirect.co.uk
With concealed mosquito and bug repellent, this neutral-coloured band is great for deterring biting insects throughout the night.
Design Go Mosquito Repellent, £8.99, John Lewis
If you’re staying several nights in a malaria zone, it might be worth packing a plug-in device as well as a mosquito net. Jungle Formula’s provides up to 45 nights of protection (when used for an average of 8-10 hours a night) with a vapour containing 50% DEET, stopping mosquitos and flying insects in their tracks before they can settle on skin.
Jungle Formula Plug-In Mosquito Killer, £8.66, Chemistsdirect.co.uk