Best-Rated Insect Spray

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Most Satisfied Customers | ALDI Atlas

Aussies have rated ALDI Atlas as the spray to beat in Canstar Blue’s latest insect spray ratings, with the brand rated five stars for effectiveness, value for money, packaging convenience and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate insect spray

Our review compares insect spray on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which insect spray they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 1,731 Australians for their feedback on the insect spray(s) they’ve purchased and used in the last 12 months.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their insect spray brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with an insect spray brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Effectiveness: the insect spray was effective in killing and deterring insects from the areas it was sprayed in.
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and performance of the insect spray.
  • Scent: the insect spray had a pleasant odour that matched the description (i.e. tropical, eucalyptus etc.).
  • Packaging convenience: the insect spray came in multiple sizes that were easy to use (i.e. easy to open cap, spray nozzle, etc.).

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  1. ALDI Atlas
  2. Pea Beu
  3. First Force
  4. Coles
  5. Mortein
  6. Raid

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Top Insect Spray Brand – ALDI Atlas

ALDI Atlas Insect Spray

Supermarket giant ALDI seemingly has everything you need, with insect sprays no exception. While it may not have the range of other brands, it does offer a Crawling and Flying insect variant, with each available in a 350g and 300g can respectively. The Kill & Protect High Performance Crawling Insect Spray claims a nine-month protection for cockroaches, spiders, silverfish and ants, with six-month protection against fleas, moths and bed bugs, while the Fast Knockdown Flying Insect Spray looks to kill flies, mosquitoes and cockroaches, and features a hypoallergenic fragrance.

  • ALDI Atlas was rated five stars for effectiveness, value for money, packaging convenience and overall satisfaction, with four stars for scent.

Is DEET harmful to humans?

DEET (diethyltoluamide) is a synthetic chemical used in most commercial insect sprays and insect repellents. It produces a smell that repels and wards off insects and makes your skin taste bad to critters. DEET is not toxic to humans when used properly, although it can cause skin irritations and some people have reported adverse reactions from using bug sprays.

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) regulates products like insect repellent and assesses them on their human and environmental impact. It’s a mandatory requirement for insect spray sold in Australia to display the name and concentration of active ingredients on the packaging. You can search to see if your insect repellent is registered with APVMA using the Public Chemical Registration Information System Search.

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About our consumer experts

Dean Heckscher: Site Editor

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.


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Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past Ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s insect spray ratings:

  • 2022: Pea Beu
  • 2021: ALDI Atlas
  • 2020: ALDI Atlas
  • 2019: ALDI Atlas
  • 2018: ALDI Atlas
  • 2017: ALDI Atlas and Pea Beu
  • 2016: ALDI Atlas
  • 2014: Woolworths

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