Aries anti-tick repellent spray is a tick repellent containing Lemon Eucalyptus oil (EC Oil H/C).
Ticks Can’t Jump – so how do they get onto humans?
As you will well know, it is awful to get a blood-sucking parasitical tick sinking its mouth parts into your tender flesh, especially as they have a tendency to home in on more delicate areas. But how do they get on you in the first place? They have mastered a technique called questing. They can smell an unsuspecting victim approaching from many metres away. They crawl up a plant stem and simply extend their front legs. Bizarrely, it looks like it’s sitting there waiting for a hug. BUT IT’S NOT CUTE! It is waiting for you to brush against it, from where it will attach itself to you, suck your blood, potentially infect you with a disease-causing pathogen, gorge itself on your blood until it is so bloated it falls off and lays another thousand or so eggs to hatch into more blood-sucking monsters.
That’s where Aries Anti-tick repellent spray comes in handy. It contains Lemon Eucalyptus and smells so gorgeous you could honestly wear it as aftershave. It smells absolutely revolting to a tick though. Ticks have remarkable olfactory senses and rely on “Hallers organs” in their front legs to detect approaching victims. If they get a whiff of Lemon Eucalyptus they think that can’t possibly be a delicious human full of yummy blood and let you walk on by.
Tempting though it is to wear shorts on a hot day, it's recommended to have your skin all covered up in areas where you're at risk of coming into contact with ticks. Insects can still sting and bite through clothing, so that's where our insect-repelling textile spray comes in handy.
What are the active ingredients in Aries Anti Tick Repellent spray?
The active substance is 200g/l Eucalyptus citriodora oil hydrated, cyclized (EC Oil (H/C)), also known as citriodiol. Previously known as mixture of cis- and trans-p-menthane-3.8-diol(PMDRBO). It is just as effective at repelling mosquitoes and midges.