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Skeetsafe Insect Repellents

OH&S Regulations For Skin Protection

As written in the Canadian Occupation Safety and Health Regulations, Part II Skin Protection: 12.9 Where there is a hazard of injury or disease to or through the skin in a workplace, the employer shall provide every person granted access to the workplace:

  • A shield or screen.
  • An appropriate body covering.

Health Hazards

Health Hazards Associated With Common Insects

  • Ticks - Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
  • Flies - Yellow Fever, Malaria, Dysentery,Typhoid.
  • Mosquitoes - Malaria, Yellow Fever, Encephalitis.

West Nile Virus:

  • Horse Flies - Anthrax, Tularemia.
  • Deer Flies - Anthrax, Tularemia.
  • Black Flies - Don't carry disease to Humans, but are an extreme nuisance.
  • Fleas - Just about anything.

West Nile Virus

  • 1999, first detected in United States, New York City.
  • 2001 August, confirmed in two dead birds found in southern Ontario Canada.
  • 2002 - Louisiana, West Nile Virus has infected some 112 residents, killing five and hospitalizing dozens more. Governor M. Foster declares a state of emergency as mosquito borne virus has been found in every corner of the state.
  • 2003 Provincial Governments have committed millions of dollars to programs that will monitor the West Nile Virus and will be putting into place more aggressive insect control campaigns during the spring and summer.
  • 2003 The Provincial Government of Ontario has committed to $100 million dollars for the next five years to fight the West Nile Virus.
  • U.S.A.
    • 2002 - 4,000 human cases in 40 states and almost 300 deaths.
    • 2003 - 9,186 human cases in 46 states and 231 deaths.
    • 2004 - 2,470 human cases in 41 states and 88 deaths.
  • FACT - Outdoor workers are exposed.

  • There is currently no vaccine against West Nile Virus encephalitis.
  • It is carried and spread by mosquitos. It can cause fatal inflammation of the spinal cord and brain (encephalitis) in certain birds, horses and humans.
  • Individuals that become infected can experience few or mild symptoms. Some people do not feel anything and the virus goes undetected.
  • Those that do get ill may suffer headaches, flu-like symptoms, sore muscles, and slight fever that can progressively get worse.

How To Protect Against It:

  • Minimize your time outdoors at dawn and dusk.
  • Wear long-sleeved tops and long pants or proper insect repellent clothing.
  • Spray the area you are planning to work or play in with an area type repellent.
  • Protect yourself, your employees and your family with personal protective insect repellents.

Understanding Deet

Skeetsafe Insect Repellents

"Deet": N-diethyl m-toluamide

  • Has been used since 1954 in Insect Repellents.
  • Is used in virtually all Repellents as the ACTIVE*
    ** Active Ingredients: The Ingredients that make a Product Perform.
  • EPA approved as safe for humans in repellents.
  • Emits a Vapour Shield 2"-3" Above Sprayed Area.
  • Repels Insects by severely irritating their outer body.
  • In higher concentrations generally repels insects longer.
  • DEET: Using the latest health protection standards, DEET was re-evaluated in 2001 to ensure continued acceptable use and extra protection for children. DEET-based repellents at various concentrations offer different protection times. Examples of protection times based on DEET concentration are as follows:
    • 30% - 6 hours
    • 15% - 5 hours
    • 10% - 3 hours
    • 5% - 2 hours

Canadian PMRA Regulations

As of August 2002, manufactures of insect repellents can no longer produce product as per the following:

  • Maximum amount of DEET used of 30%.
  • Cannot use MGK@264 - Insecticide Synergist (N-octyl bicyloheptene dicarboximide).
  • Cannot use MGK@ Repellent 326 (Di-n-propyl isocinchomeronate).
  • Products that combined sunscreen with insect repellent.

Children under 6 months of age

  • DO NOT use personal insect repellents containing DEET on infants.

Children aged 6 months to 2 years

  • In situations where a high risk of complications from insect bites exist, the use of one application per day of DEET may be considered for this age group.
  • The least concentrated product (10% DEET or less) should be used.
  • As with all insect repellents, the product should be applied sparingly and not be applied to the face and hands.
  • Prolonged use should be avoided.

Children between 2-12 years of age

  • The least concentrated product (10% DEET or less) should be used.
  • Do not apply more than three times per day.
  • Prolonged use should be avoided.

Choosing A Product

  • Choose a product that meets your needs. For example, if you plan to be outdoors for a short period of time, choose a product with a lower concentration of repellent and repeat application only if you need a longer protection time.
  • Use only personal insect repellents that are registered in Canada. They have a registration number granted under the Pest Control Products Act (P.C.P.) and are labelled as insect repellents for use on humans. Never use a product labelled as an insecticide on your body.


Insect Repellent Towelettes

Insect Repellent Towelettes

Insect Repellent Towelettes
Ultra Convenient - Individual Use.

  • 2 formulas:
    • 10% DEET will provide up to 3 hours of continuous protection. Child acceptable.
    • 25% DEET will provide up to 6 hours of continuous adult protection.
  • Large 4" x 8" Single use Disposable Insect Repellent Towelette providing a full 32 square inches of material.
  • 1 oz. per sq/yd material with excellent dispensing properties and tear strength.
  • Contains enough repellent to protect an average size adult in Shorts & T-Shirt.
  • Ultimate in portability: purse, pocket, glove box or fanny sack.
  • 20 Towelettes box/10 boxes per case.
  • 18100 - 10% DEET.
  • 18105 - 25% DEET.

Shield Sunscreen Pump Spray

50ml Pump Spray

  • 30% DEET provides 6 hours of continuous adult protection.
  • Non greasy - prevents slipping of items held in hand such as: tools, steering wheel, etc., and will not collect dirt.
  • Small bottle size ideal for storage and portability.
  • Pump spray reduces waist from overspray and allows you to apply the product where you need.
  • 18112 - 24 bottles per box.

100ml Pump Spray

100ml Pump Spray

  • 30% DEET provides 6 hours of continuous adult protection.
  • Non greasy - prevents slipping of items held in hand such as: tools, steering wheel, etc., and will not collect dirt.
  • Small bottle size ideal for storage and portability.
  • Pump spray reduces waist from overspray and allows you to apply the product where you need.
  • 12 bottles per box.
  • 18120 - 30% DEET.

Skeetsafe 1012

Skeetsafe 1012

DEET FREE INSECT REPELLANT! Introducing our new SkeetSafe® insect repellent formula model 1012 using Icaridin. Icaridin is a newly approved formula that is a substitute for DEET and provides the following benefits:

  • 10 hours of protection against black flies and 12 hours protection against mosquitoes and ticks.
  • Will not damage fishing lines, plastic or other synthetic materials.
  • Feels good on the skin, not oily, greasy, or sticky.
  • Fragrance Free.
  • Contains Aloe Vera & Vitamin E.
  • Can be used on children 6 months or older providing protection for 10 to 12 hours.
  • Does not expose the user to the longer term health effects that can be caused by DEET.
  • 18125 - 12 bottles per box.

Protection From The Annoyance & Health Hazards Associated with Insect Bites!

150g Aerosol Spray

110g Aerosol Spray

  • 25% DEET formula provides up to 6 Hours of protection.
  • Convenient sized 110 gram aerosol can may be stored in tool box, glove compartment, first aid kits, nap-sacks, etc.
  • Ozone friendly.
  • 18110 - 12 cans per box.

350g Wasp & Hornet Killer

350g Wasp & Hornet Killer

  • Controls wasps, bees, hornets and yellow jackets.
  • A solvent base using Carbon Dioxide and has a Dielectric Strength of 35kV minimum.
  • May be used around electrical wires and transformers with a higher safety margin than a water based product such as the many Wasp and Foam products.
  • Foam type products are ideal for non-electrical use in and around the home. They are less prone to stain wood, easier to clean-up, and will envelop a hornet's nest.
  • Press the nozzle and completely saturate the nest from a distance of 2m (6.5ft) to 2.5m (8.2ft).
  • 18140 - 12 cans per box.


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Dentec Safety Specialists, Inc.
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