What is the Zika virus?

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.

What is the Asian tiger mosquito and how dangerous can it be?

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.

Where should I store my insect repellent?

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).

Can I use insect repellent proactively, before I face any serious problem?

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.

Do insects present a danger for the hygiene of my house?

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.

What insect am I facing?

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!

What form of insect repellent is appropriate for each insect?

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.

What affects the presence of insects at home?

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.

What is the right amount of repellent to use?

For details relating to the recommended amount that you should use for each product, please, consult the instructions found on the packaging.

Are insecticides products harmful for pets?

It is recommended that you keep your pets outside the place when using insect repellents.

Do I need to wear gloves when using your products?

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.

I have allergies. Can I still use your products?

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.

Do cockroaches present danger for the hygiene of my house?

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.