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26th April 2012

Ultrathon Insect Repellent Reveals Mosquito Misery in the UK

A recent survey conducted by 3M Ultrathon Insect Repellent has revealed the true disruption caused by mosquitoes in the UK.  

While many of us associate biting insects with the sunnier climes of foreign countries, it seems that the UK is where we are most likely to have our outdoor activities interrupted by these little critters.

In fact, nearly 50 per cent of people surveyed have had the enjoyment of a picnic cut short in the UK because of these pests, yet fewer than 20 per cent have while abroad. These sorts of comparisons continue across a wide range of outdoor leisure activities including a relaxing walk, camping, bike rides and BBQs.

Despite these results, it seems that when we do decide on a 'staycation', us Brits just don't prepare for mosquitoes and midges, with fewer than half of us packing insect repellent for a holiday in the UK. In fact, even though more of us have been bitten by insects than sunburnt in the UK, more people typically pack sun cream than they do insect repellent for their holiday at home.

So this year, even if you're staying in the UK for your holiday, make sure Ultrathon Insect Repellent is part of your essential travel kit. Available as a spray, a lotion and now as a new pump spray, Ultrathon Insect Repellent can provide up to 12 hours protection from biting insects yet doesn't have a high content of DEET, the active ingredient.  Additionally, it is splash and sweat resistant so the need for reapplication throughout the day is reduced.

The Ultrathon range is endorsed by outdoor survival expert and long standing fan, Ray Mears.

Ray says: "Ultrathon is the perfect travel mate whether I'm at home in England or away on an adventure abroad. While mosquitoes aren't life-threatening in the UK, they can cause real disruption. Ultrathon uses 3M's unique Time Release Technology, meaning I can rely on it to protect me from biting insects for the full day, wherever I am."

The products are available in Tesco and Co-Operative Pharmacy shops and online at Waitrose and

The Ultrathon range is available in a 60ml lotion offering extended protection of up to 12 hours, a convenient 125ml spray offering 8 hours protection and a 100ml pump spray providing up to 12 hours protection.  The lotion and aerosol spray have an RSP of £ 8.29 and the pump spray has an RSP of £8.49.

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