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Ben's 100 Tick & Insect Repellent is your best defense against potentially lethal bug bites. Each year more and more individuals are infected with Lyme disease, West Nile Virus, and other deadly effects of infected insects. This water based repellent uses powerful DEET to protect you from dangerous bugs. DEET has been proven safe, when used as directed, and is the most powerful insect repellent available. Ben's formula is alcohol and propellant free to deliver the highest concentration of repellent without environmentally hazardous fluorocarbons. Use Ben's easy to apply insect repellents to keep you, and your family, safe when heading outdoors this year.

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Stop the mosquito massacre

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

If you have ever been to the Unitas when the mosquitos hatch, you've been to what I can only describe as hell on earth. They swarm and don't really care what you put on. That is except for this stuff. Don't get it in your eyes or mouth. Don't rub it in your neck and skin then forget 10 minutes later and rub your eye. Immediately wash your hands because it burns if you forget. The good thing is, don't mess up and you are set. The bugs will run.



  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

its deet, it works.
If you need something to keep away the bugs for sure, this is the stuff.
It is 100% deet, so if thats not your thing you should try something else, but nothing works like 100% deet does.


Most Effective Bug Spray

    They say that the maximum effectiveness of deet is in the 30% range. I would tend to disagree based on experience. When I'm in the deep woods during the hatch I always bring Bens 100 Max. It isn't 100% effective, but the 100% Deet gives me piece of mind when the black flies, gnats, no see-ums, mosquitos, and ticks are biting like crazy. I get less bites with Bens 100 than any other bug spray.


    This stuff is killer! (to the skeeters)

    • Gender:Male
    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    Weekend comes rollin' round and you make a B-Line for the backcountry. pun intended... Nothing is better in my opinion than going out to the backyard of the US of A. However, the difference between making the memories for the right reasons can be remembered for all the wrong reasons. This stuff is as legit as it comes. Don't let your memories be ruined by annoying bugs. Bens is the first on my gear list, as it should be on yours. So go out and enjoy what our country has to offer and live it up!


    Best bug repellent around

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    Used this on multiple adventure races in the heart of bug infested north east forests and not once was bothered by anything. I'm sure this much deet isn't good for you but if I'm going to be in the woods for over 24hrs without sleep I at least don't want to be bothered by flys and mosquitoes.



    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I really only purchased this because of how small the container was. I usually buy the 30% Deet but this was more of a necessity from from complaining all weekend. My husband would highly recommend!


    if you need the best repellant

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    100 is great but it probably isn't the best for your body. It Repels like crazy and does great job. I tend to only use it on cloths around leg openings and hats. for skin contact I will use a lower concentration like 30.


    Saved me.

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I'm allergic to mosquito bites, like it can get pretty bad sometimes. I took this to Canada where I was camping by a river, there was still water in places and only got bit once the entire week. Usually I attract mosquitoes like crazy, but this seemed to do the trick.


    Dem Bugs

      Works like a charm, just don't get it in your mouth or you will hate your life for hours.

      Anybody ever encounter stable flies while...

      Anybody ever encounter stable flies while using this stuff? Does it keep them off?

      Best Answer

      Yes I have. DEET is gnarly, but it works. Also, if you look closely at the photo of the product packaging, Stable Flies are listed 2nd from the bottom. A little bit goes a long way.


      it works!

        This stuff has been proven to work. It takes a very little amount to repel mosquitos... and it lasts. I've had the same bottle for months.


        Strong Stuff

          Bens works really well i use it for trail running usually bugs are in your face the whole run but after a couple sprays of this they are gone


          Erroneous information

            I work for the DEET Education Program, Washington DC, and the reviewer who says DEET is a carcinogen is incorrect. Additionally, DEET does not kill mosquitoes or ticks and is not an insecticide for that reason. The American Academy of Pediatrics guidance says that DEET-based products can be used in concentrations up to 30% by children as young as two months of age. This conveys the high level of confidence that the medical/scientific community has in DEET-based products. DEET has been an active ingredient in repellents for more than 50 years. When used as directed, it can be used with confidence. Questions? Call me at 800-789-3300.


            Good Shtuff

              Used Ben's 100 Max on my yearly camping road-trip with my friends and this is by far the best insect repellent we've ever used. we usually have problems with the biters, but once we spray this stuff on the biters are nowhere to be found. great product.

              Ben's 100

              AMK President Chris Gubera gives the run-down on Ben's 100 Max DEET - a maximum-strength formula that offers 10 hours of protection for when bugs are at their worst.


              companion akin to a dog

                goes every where with me, I have worked many years on the Commercial fishing boats in Alaska, as well as more than a few in the bush. Not having Ben's in those situation is like getting your right arm cut off.


                Bugs? What Bugs?

                  This stuff has served me well from the buggy and occasionally muggy Catskills to Mosquito Central, (AKA West Virginia). I've not been bitten, or gotten ticks on me. I absolutely hate mosquitos, and ticks, so this works super well! Just a fair warning, DEET is NOT good for nylon, so don't use it around your climbing gear!


                  works great but melts items

                    Used the first day in Katmai NP (mosquito central). Worked wonderfully but smelled a bit and we didn't care to absorb DEET for 2 weeks. Tried the All Terrain Herbal Armour and LOVED it. Kept the mosquitos and white socks from eating us alive and was safe around drysuit valves, tents and expensive puffy layers. Will keep on hand for backup.


                    i HATE mosquitoes and ticks

                      ..and that is why I love 100 max Deet. For some reason I'm that guy that has a swarm of mosquitoes molesting me on the trail, trying to drain the life out of me, while my friends are not bothered one bit. Ben's saves the day, and I greatly appreciate that.