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Insect Repellent Wipes: What’s All the Buzz About?

You’ve most likely heard of insect repellent spray, but what about insect repellent wipes? With the summer season a matter of weeks away, it’s the perfect time for suppliers to capitalise on the necessity of this product and get ahead of the seasonal demand! This week, Guardpack take a closer look at why interest in repellent wipes is steadily rising with the warmer weather and their benefits.

Don’t Swat Away Summer

The much-anticipated sunshine is on its way! However, alongside those glorious rays, summer also brings with it some not so glorious ghastlies. With outdoor activities and travelling about to increase, so does the nuisance of insects buzzing around and, in some cases, biting!

Bugs can quickly turn an enjoyable outing into a bothersome experience. However, in recent years, there’s been a notable shift in how people combat these pesky critters. Insect repellent wipes are the new more convenient and portable competition for the likes of sprays and creams!

Convenience on the Go

Insect repellent wipes offer unparalleled convenience in all scenarios. Unlike sprays or even lotions, which can be messy and cumbersome to apply, wipes provide a mess-free solution for consumers, that typically lasts between to 4-6 hours. Reapplication on the go is made easy. They can be carried in a pocket, backpack, or purse, which encourages proper use and therefore efficacy. Whether it’s hiking, fishing, or simply enjoying a picnic, having these wipes to hand ensures quick, hassle-free and long-lasting protection against bugs for the whole family.

Travel Friendly

Those who like to travel will know only too well how space is often at a premium! Insect repellent wipes offer a compact and extremely travel-friendly alternative to bulky spray bottles. Lightweight and compact, they’re the ideal companions for camping trips, backpacking excursions, or vacations to tropical destinations where insects abound. With no risk of spillages, leaks or exceeding that 100ml liquid limit, repellent wipes can be safely stashed in carry-on luggage. This ensures utmost preparation regardless of the destination.

On the subject of overseas travel, in many countries, mosquito bites can spread diseases. These include chikungunya, dengue, Japanese encephalitis, malaria, West Nile virus, yellow fever and Zika. Insect repellent can help to prevent nasty bites that could potentially cause serious illness. For more information on bite avoidance click here.

Targeted Application

Wipes offer precise and targeted application. Unlike sprays that can be dispersed over a wide area, leaving residue on unwanted surfaces, wipes allow users to apply the repellent exactly where it’s needed. This minimises waste and maximises effectiveness. This targeted approach is especially beneficial for sensitive areas, where overspray can be irritating. Additionally, the controlled application offered by wipes ensures that every exposed area receives adequate protection. This provides peace of mind for the consumer.

Environmentally Friendly

With the growing awareness of environmental protection, there is now more demand for insect repellents that are environmentally friendly, biodegradable, and non-toxic to humans and other organisms than ever before. Insect repellent wipes offer an eco-friendly alternative. Many brands are now offering natural and plant-based formulas that are gentle on both the skin and the environment. Ingredients can include essential oils, and products like Citrepel. This contains high levels of PMD (p-menthane-3,8-diol), derived from renewable plant sources. This makes it an effective and sustainable choice.

Additionally, individually wrapped packets reduce waste compared to traditional spray bottles, making them a more sustainable choice for eco-conscious consumers. Suppliers who prioritise sustainability in their product development and manufacturing processes can differentiate themselves in a market dominated by aerosols.

A Diverse Demographic

The market for insect repellents spans various demographics. From outdoor enthusiasts, backpackers and seasoned travellers, families, and individuals living in areas with high insect activity. The diversity within this customer base provides suppliers with key opportunities to target new markets and tailor their products to specific needs.

Before the Window Closes…

If you’re looking for private label insect repellent wipes, Guardpack can help you! We offer bulk biodegradable wipes in resealable packs for ultimate convenience and can advise on packaging and distribution details throughout the process.

As a reputable and regulated manufacturer, you can rest assured that your product will be up to date with the latest legislation and guidelines. This allows you to legally place your product on the market. We are an extension of you, so naturally, care for your customers and their interests. Click here for more information.

If you’re looking for individual insect repellent wipes, our mywipe brand provide individually wrapped sachets that are specially formulated to repel mosquitoes, midges, ticks, gnats, sand flies and other flying and biting insects. These give lasting protection for up to 6 hours and are carefully impregnated with Citrepel 75®, a natural, highly effective insect repellent. For more information on these, visit our product page.

Get in Touch

As more people seek out effective, eco-friendly and convenient solutions for insect protection, insect repellent wipes offer a solution that ticks all the boxes! Guardpack can aid suppliers in making the most of seasonal consumer demand as the warmer weather arrives.

If you’d like to know more about our services ready for the summer season, email us at trade@guardpack.co.uk, or speak to one of our team directly on 01245 505807. We look forward to hearing from you!

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