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 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.
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.
Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s insect spray ratings:
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