How to protect against midges and sandflies
So what is the best way to protect against the midges and sandflies?
- Wear long sleeved, light coloured clothing
- Avoid grassy, damp areas
- Apply a repellent designed to protect against midges and sandflies
How to choose an insect repellent that protects against sandflies and midges
While DEET-based repellents are supposed to protect against the midges and sandflies, you only need to talk to someone in a midge prone area to know that this is NOT the case!
We have found that choosing a repellent that creates a physical barrier against the midges is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself against their bites. That means choosing a repellent that comes in the form of a cream. A rich, moisturising cream base will contain waxes and butters that create a layer on your skin that protects against sandfly bites, even if they do land on you.
- The smell repels the midges and sandflies, reducing the number that land on you
- The cream creates a barrier against their saliva (which is what makes you scratch). The Sensitive Repellent cream is slightly thicker than the Tropical and this could be one of the reasons why Sensitive tested better against the midges during clinical trials.
You can learn more about why Good Riddance Sensitive is so good for the midges and sandflies here.