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?
More and more people are travelling to faraway tropical destinations 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. Have a look at our selection guide and choose the mosquito net that suits your situation.
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
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
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, whether it is a city walk or a walk in the countryside, a short intensive hike or a multi-day hike. We have put together 6 tips for you, so that you can enjoy your surroundings to the fullest.
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. Many people sleep under a mosquito net to keep insects at a distance when travelling far away, but a mosquito net is also ideal for use at home or during a holiday in your own country.
A malaria-free world in 2030
In 2020, the news was largely dominated by the COVID-19 virus. However, still little attention is being paid to malaria, while mortality rates are rising substantially. The mosquito is the deadliest animal on earth and therefore prevention against the malaria mosquito and against malaria is of great importance!
The impact of COVID-19 on the fight against malaria
COVID-19 has an impact on the goal to eradicate malaria and on the activities that the Bambino Life Foundation does. At the start of December 2020 a digital interview between Arnoud Aalbersberg (Care Plus®) and Ashaba Faridah (Bambino Life Foundation) took place to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on malaria in Uganda.
Insect repellent to protect against corona?
During the past days, some interesting news came out of the United Kingdom. In Great Britain, an insect repellent containing the active ingredient Citriodiol® is used by the military as added protection against the Coronavirus / Covid-19 virus. Huh? What? Very interesting news indeed.
25 April is World Malaria Day
Did you know that malaria is still the largest 'killer’ infectious disease in the world? And that this is due to the deadliest animal in the world: the mosquito? With more than 405,000 deaths annually (unfortunately mainly children under 5 and unfortunately this number is on the increase again) and more than 200,000,000 (that is 200 million reported) infections per year.