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A cloudless sky, the first rays of sunshine, several degrees Celsius – this is the beginning of the long-awaited spring! Unfortunately, warmer days also mean increased activity of insects, which often make carefree outdoor activities unpleasant,and yet no one wants to be bothered by stalking insects while resting or working. What to choose against mosquitoes and ticks and what to use to protect yourself andyour children from unpleasant bites and diseases transmitted by insects?
When purchasing a tick and mosquito repellent we are usually guided by price (we want the product to be as cheap as possible), the packaging, as well as what is written on the front of the label. But do we wonder how the products on the shelf differ, and what active substance and its concentration will be suitable for us? To make it easier for our customers to choose the right repellents (insect repellents), we have decided to put a power scale on the products. Choose consciously and select the strength of protection to suit your needs.
Tick and mosquito repellents contain substances that repel insects and discourage them from entering our environment. Thanks to them insects keep away from us and we avoid unpleasant bites. We should choose preparations for mosquitoes and ticks depending on our needs, age and the level of protection we expect. The chemical substances contained in VACO insect repellents are extremely strong DEET and a milder one, suitable for children, IR3535.
It goes without saying that we want the best possible protection against mosquitoes and ticks. Therefore, we tend to choose the strongest and longest-lasting products possible. We think that this will make them more effective and safer.
However, this is not always right, especially for children, pregnant women and people prone to irritation. The best decision in such cases is to choose a tick and mosquito repellent containing IR3535, which is safe for children and pregnant women. VACO products containing 10% IR3535 provide protection for up to 5 hours.
Grade 3 protection on the VACO scale also includes products containing DEET at a concentration of 15%, making the product ideal for light outdoor activities such as walking your pet. It can be used on children from the age of 12. A product with DEET 15% protects against bites for up to 4 hours.
A more powerful solution are preparations containing DEET at a concentration of 30%. They will provide adequate protection when spending time outdoors in forests, parks or rivers. Ideal for tents, mountain hikes and picnics by the lake. Mosquito and tick repellents with DEET 30% can be used by children from the age of 13.
And what about anglers, foresters, hunters and people spending their time surrounded by forests, parks, lakes and rivers? For such people, we recommend the strongest protection against mosquitoes and ticks, provided by STRONG 50 with DEET at a concentration of 50%. The product has been enriched with Geraniol as an insect repellent to make it even more effective.
This is the strongest protection against insects on the market – research confirms that the concentration of DEET above 50% does not increase the length of the product’s action. STRONG 50 is suitable for people over 18 years of age.
The label or box of each product shall contain information on the use of the preparation. This information concerns the frequency of application, as well as recommendations concerning the age of the user. To avoid unpleasant surprises and maximise your safety, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on the product label.
We hope that the article has dispelled your doubts concerning the selection of an appropriate lotion or spray for mosquitoes and ticks, and now you know perfectly well what to choose for mosquitoes and ticks and which product to reach for in order to effectively protect yourself and your family against insects.