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How does DEET work?

How does DEET work?

DEET is the most widely used agent worldwide to keep insects such as mosquitoes and ticks at bay. Compared to other insect repellents, DEET has been studied the most in scientific (field) studies and has been proven to work effectively.

How do I choose the best mosquito net?

How do I choose the best mosquito net?

More and more people are travelling to faraway tropical destinations for work or holidays and are taking a mosquito net with them in their luggage. But a mosquito net is also ideal for use at home or during a holiday in your own country, for example at the campsite. Have a look at our selection guide and choose the mosquito net that suits your situation.

Tips for preventing and treating insect bites

Tips for preventing and treating insect bites

An itchy, red or painful insect bite is something you want to avoid. In this article we share tips to prevent insect bites. Have you been bitten or stung anyway? Then read about how best to treat the bite or sting.

3 types of mosquitoes you’ll want to recognise

3 types of mosquitoes you’ll want to recognise

As many as 3,000 different species of mosquitoes live on our globe. Mosquitoes are annoying and can keep you awake at night while you try to sleep. Apart from their annoying buzzing, mosquitoes can also transmit infectious diseases to humans and animals.

Enjoy walking with these 5 useful tips

Enjoy walking with these 5 useful tips

Walking or hiking seems very simple. You learn it at a young age, so what can go wrong? Unfortunately, without proper preparation you can get into unpleasant situations. Therefore, make sure you are well prepared before you start your hike or walk.

Sleep under a mosquito net at home too

Sleep under a mosquito net at home too

You probably recognize it, that irritating buzzing around your head as soon as you try to sleep. The next morning you wake up with itchy red bumps on your body. A mosquito net is also ideal for use at home and not just when travelling.

World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day

25 April is World Malaria Day. This day was created by the World Health Organization to commemorate the enormous impact caused by the bite of a mosquito infected with malaria parasites.

Tick season has started!

Tick season has started!

Out and about in nature or working in the garden? Then watch out for ticks! As temperatures rise, so does the risk of tick bites. Ticks are most active between March and October, when temperatures are above 8Cº.

How to prevent or treat a blister?

How to prevent or treat a blister?

Walking is a healthy form of exercise. It improves your fitness and causes few injuries. Nevertheless, even the most experienced walker cannot prevent blisters. That is why blisters are the number one foot problem among walkers.

New Malaria Mosquito on the block (in Africa)

New Malaria Mosquito on the block (in Africa)

A new malaria mosquito has been discovered in Africa. Now, the Asian malaria vector mosquito Anopheles stephensi has set foot on African soil in the Horn of Africa, imported quite recently from Asia. Malaria is still one of the deadliest diseases in the world, with more than 228 million victims per year, mostly children under the age of 5.