Before you set out on your travels be aware of the biting insects at your destination that spread disease could pose a threat.
To minimize your risk, you should always take protective measures to avoid insect bites and ensure you have the appropriate preventive vaccines and/or medications.
First line of defense Insect repellents like PiACTIVE™ offer up to 12 Hours of DEET FREE, as always, protection.
Consult a health care provider or visit a travel health clinic preferably six weeks before you travel.
Protect yourself from bites:
4 MEASURES FOR INSECT BITE PREVENTION
1. DRESS APPROPRIATELY
Wear light-coloured, long-sleeved, loose fitting, tucked-in shirts, long pants, shoes or boots (not sandals), and a hat; in tick infested areas, you can also tape the cuffs of your pants or tuck them inside your socks, shoes or boots.
2. ALWAYS USE THE PROPER INSECT REPELLENT TO PROTECT EXPOSED SKIN
In Canada, first line of defense insect repellents that contain Icaridin, like PiACTIVE™ are the most effective.
Use as directed by the manufacturer and on the label.
Make sure products are approved for use before applying to children and avoid putting repellent on their hands.
Do not apply to cuts, abrasions or irritated skin.
Do not spray directly on the face.
Wash your hands after application and avoid contact with lips and eyes.
Never use products that contain both insect repellent and sunscreen.
If you need to apply both sunscreen and repellent, apply the sunscreen first and let it soak into the skin for about 15-30 minutes, then apply the repellent as directed.
When travelling to areas with a high risk of diseases spread by insects, re-apply repellent when required. If you are being bitten but the time span noted on the label has not ended, it is recommended that you reapply the repellent. PiACTIVE™ Insect repellent can be reapplied worry free on the entire family including children 6 months and older.
3. STAYING INDOORS CAN BE COOL!
Stay in a well-screened or completely enclosed air-conditioned room to minimize the risk of bites.
4. USE A BED NET, PREFERABLY ONE TREATED WITH INSECTICIDE:
Make sure the net is intact (no tears).
Tuck it under the mattress.
Make sure it is not touching you (you could be bitten through the net).
Use for playpens, cribs, or strollers to protect young children.