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deet spray

Postby freshspringroll » Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:41 pm

hey there

just wondering if anyone knows how long 50% deet insect repellant spray lasts for?! i have a bottle that has been started and is about 2 years old... but can't see an expiry date on it at all. do they generally last a good while or should I get a new one?!
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Re: deet spray

Postby TravelFun » Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:14 am

Hey, you're right...just checked my repellant and there's no expiry date. Should be fine as long as you kept yours in a cool dry place. Just spray some in your hand and as long as it still has that strong pungent smell it should be fine.

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Re: deet spray

Postby tsoulsby » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:26 pm

Oooh, I was wondering this myself the other day and I too could not find an expiry date on the bottle. Here's a great website I found though: http://www.deetonline.org/faq.php

How many years does a DEET repellent remain effective? What is the shelf life of DEET?

DEET is very stable and is effective indefinitely as a repellent. For this reason, the federal government doesn't require an expiration date on product labels. But manufacturers of repellents say that the feel, smell and appearance of their products may change after about three years. This does not reduce the DEET's ability to repel mosquitoes and ticks but may make the product less appealing to users.
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Re: deet spray

Postby IncaTrail50 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:47 pm

tsoulsby wrote:This does not reduce the DEET's ability to repel mosquitoes and ticks but may make the product less appealing to users.



Uuummmmmmm...I gotta ask this...did anyone find it very appealing to begin with? :lol:
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Re: deet spray

Postby TravelFun » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:17 am

IncaTrail50 wrote:Uuummmmmmm...I gotta ask this...did anyone find it very appealing to begin with? :lol:


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Re: deet spray

Postby fyrestorm » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:28 pm

Should bring spray from Canada or is it easy to find in Bangkok?

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