As if our rubbish weather this year wasn’t bad enough in itself it’s also likely to lead to increased numbers of mosquitoes, ticks and other biting insects.
I hate Mosquitoes!
As well as bites being itchy and quite often making a random part of your body puff up to three times its usual size there’s actually also a risk of contracting horrible illnesses from ticks like lyme disease. Enough to ruin anyone’s holiday!
The key to staying safe according to Ray Mears (and let’s be honest, he knows a thing or two about this sort of thing) is not to go for the insect repellent with the most DEET because that evaporates quickly leaving you unprotected later but actually to find one that will release the DEET over the longest period.
3M have developed their range of Ultrathon long lasting insect repellents to keep you safe for up to 12 hours and are kindly giving away a set made up of:
- 60ml lotion (12hr protection)
- 125ml spray (8hr protection)
- 100ml pump spray (12hr protection)
If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning then leave me a comment telling me where is the most annoying place you’ve had an insect bite. I had one on the sole of my foot once, aargh! You can get all the usual extra entries by tweeting etc and recording it in the rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway will run until Tuesday 2nd July.
The Ultrathon range is available from Amazon, Tesco, The Co-operative pharmacy, chemistdirect.co.uk and 3Mdirect.co.uk.