Tineola Bisselliella is the scientific name for the common clothes moth. It feeds on products of vegetable or animal origin, such as fur or wool, and can destroy clothes that are kept in closets. It is 7-8 mm long when its wings are folded over its body.
Anopheles Atroparvus is the scientific name for the Anopheles mosquito. It is a carrier of malaria and is able to fly between two and four kilometres at a time. When in its resting position, it can be recognised by the fact that its proboscis, head and body are in a straight line. It lives between 18 days and 4-5 weeks, and is found in tropical and temperate regions of the globe. Combat it with Teza’s 2 in 1 electrical device for odourless liquid or mats.
Periplaneta Americana is the scientific name for the American cockroach. It is the largest species of cockroach found in Greece. It prefers warm, humid conditions and avoids cold climates. Despite its name, it is a species that thrives in warm and tropical climates and is found widely in Africa and the Middle East. It is likely that it first entered America through the transportation of slaves from Africa in the 17th century. Combat it with Teza Extra Spray 400ml for Crawling Insects.
World Mosquito Day is celebrated every year on 20th August. The initiative behind it came from the American Mosquito Control Association, a scientific body based in the United States with members in more than 50 different countries. The aim of the day is to inform the public and raise awareness about the degree of danger that the behaviour of mosquitoes and other similar insects poses to human beings. This particular date was chosen because it was on 20th August 1897 that Ronald Ross from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine discovered that mosquitoes were responsible for the scourge of malaria.
Food moths are usually found in places where flour, rice, cereal, dried fruit, biscuits or pet food are kept. To deal with the threat quickly, place Teza monitoring traps where you keep your food.
Zika is a virus that can be transmitted by the bite of the Asian tiger mosquito. The virus is not transmitted from human to human. If, however, a healthy mosquito bites a Zika virus vector, the mosquito becomes a vector itself and can infect a healthy person. The virus’ symptoms resemble those of the flu. However, it is considered extremely dangerous for pregnant women and their babies. Given the association of the Zika virus with microcephaly, preventing the spread of the epidemic is imperative, especially for women of childbearing age. That’s why the prevention against this type of mosquito is so important. The Teza Mat and Teza Liquid products effectively combat the Asian tiger mosquito and reduce its spread.
Recently, the Asian tiger mosquito has spread to many areas. It is particularly aggressive and acts mainly during the day. Its sting causes swelling. It usually attacks the knees and ankles. Apart from humans’ it can be fed with pets’ and birds’ blood. It is considered a vector of many serious diseases that can be fatal to humans and animals, such as dengue haemorrhagic fever, yellow fever, Chikungunya disease, Japanese encephalitis, West Nile fever.
It is recommended that the insect repellent remains in its initial packaging with the lid always properly sealed. Please, ensure you keep it away from the reach of children, for example locked in a place that is difficult for them to reach (e.g top cupboard).
It is always prudent to prevent insects from entering your home when you suspect a possible threat rather than waiting for them to appear. When using repellents proactively in your home, be sure to use them with caution and as instructed on each product pack.
Insects are not only a disturbance because of the noise they make, but we must not forget they can also become a serious danger for public health as they may transmit micro-organisms and various contagious diseases to humans. In addition, their sting can be painful, it may cause tingling, itching or irritation, and it can also turn out to be particularly dangerous for people with allergies.
Various insects can present different risks not only to hygiene but also to our health.
If you are not sure what type of insect you are facing, you can try our Insect ID quiz here. Just a few questions and you will know exactly which “enemy” you are dealing with and what product to use!
Depending on the problem and/or the insect you are facing, some types of products are more appropriate than others. For details relating to each product please consult the instructions on pack.
The presence of insects depends mainly on weather and climate. Some of them are more adaptive and have a constant presence throughout the year, while others may be inactive during the winter months.
Many insects are also attracted or fed by litter and rotten organic materials as well as a large amount of plants.
You should also always avoid having plastic wrappers, tarpaulins, tires, plant saucers, children’s toys and clogged gutters on your garden or balcony.
Lastly, if you have birds in cages, be sure to change their water at least twice a week and – of course – you must do the same with your pet’s outdoor cups.
For details relating to the recommended amount that you should use for each product, please, consult the instructions found on the packaging.
It is recommended that you keep your pets outside the place when using insect repellents.
Insect repellents are specially designed for domestic use and do not require the use of any particular kind of protection, such as gloves. It is however recommended that you wash your hands after being in contact with the repellents, as well as avoiding contact with the eyes, the skin and the mucosal glands.
You can find all ingredients used in our products on each product pack, as is required by law. This will give you all the information you need to make right choices. If you have allergies, please contact your doctor in order to discuss the possible risks of using insect repellents.
Cockroaches move freely in all places and they become carriers of various types of bacteria. For example, the most common American cockroach that comes from underground sewers can be a threat for the hygiene of any house due to the amount of bacteria it carries.