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Care Plus is a brand under Trobenzorg BV, founded in 1992 by Arnoud Aalbergberg. With nearly 30 years of experience in the travel and healthcare sector, Care Plus prioritizes passenger protection. The company has a strong commitment to its mission of achieving a malaria-free world by 2030, and they've introduced the “Buy one, give one” program, enabling purchasers of Care Plus products to actively support this mission.

Care Plus specializes in developing health protection products, including DEET mosquito nets and hand cleaning gels, with a dedicated team working diligently behind the scenes to ensure the safety and well-being of travelers. Their long-term goal is to make significant strides in global health through their innovative products and initiatives.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which head net should I choose?

Care Plus offers two types of head nets: the Head Net Pop-up, which unfolds automatically with an incorporated head, and the Head Net Classic, which should be worn over a head or cap. It's recommended to maintain some distance between the net and your skin for comfort.

Is it safe to use a head net?

Both head nets are constructed from durable polyester fiber with a mesh rating of 900. However, due to the high number of holes per square inch, these fine-meshed head nets provide less airflow compared to standard mosquito nets. As a result, they may not be suitable for (sub)tropical destinations as reduced airflow can lead to discomfort.

Are the head nets suitable for use in northern regions?

These fine-meshed mosquito nets are well-suited for use in northern regions like Scandinavia, Scotland, and Canada. Head nets are designed to effectively ward off small insects like midges, which are common in these areas and often form swarms. Midge bites can be extremely painful, making these head mosquito nets a valuable addition to activities such as fishing, hiking, or quiet outdoor reading. They can be used both at home and while traveling.

How can I best protect myself and my family from stings and bites?

In addition to using a head mosquito net, it's essential to cover your skin with clothing as much as possible, especially when going outdoors. Apply a reliable anti-insect product to exposed skin. While mosquitoes are most active after sunset, it's wise to use insect repellent during both daytime and nighttime hours to ensure comprehensive protection.

How do you apply Anti-Insect Natural?

To use Care Plus Anti-Insect Natural effectively, cover as much skin as possible with clothing, including long trousers, long-sleeved tops, closed shoes, and socks. Apply Anti-Insect Natural lemon eucalyptus oil on exposed skin. Spread the insect repellent on the skin by rubbing it with the palm of your hand. Apply a small amount to your fingertips and then apply it to your face. After use, wash your hands, and be cautious not to touch food or drinks with the fingers that have been in contact with the product. Always read the label and product information before using Care Plus Anti-Insect Natural.

Which Anti-Insect product should you choose?

There are various effective active ingredients for protection against mosquitoes, ticks, and midges, including DEET and lemon eucalyptus oil. If you want optimal protection from insect bites, select a product that contains one of these ingredients. While DEET is effective, products with higher concentrations (40% or 50%) are not suitable for use during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or on children under 13 years old. In such cases, consider using a product containing natural lemon eucalyptus oil, such as Care Plus Anti-Insect Natural spray.

What are the benefits of Natural compared to DEET?

Care Plus Anti-Insect Natural lemon eucalyptus spray is an excellent alternative for those who cannot or prefer not to use DEET mosquito repellent. It is safe for use during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and on children from 3 months old. Another advantage of this mosquito repellent is that it does not affect synthetic materials like spectacle frames, camera equipment, or varnished table tops, unlike products containing DEET.

What level of protection does Anti-Insect Natural provide?

Care Plus Anti-Insect Natural is an effective solution for protection against mosquitoes, ticks, and midges. A significant advantage is its suitability for children from 3 months old. It provides up to 6 hours of protection against mosquitoes and ticks.

What is the primary active ingredient in Anti-Insect Natural?

Care Plus Anti-Insect Natural lemon eucalyptus spray contains Citriodiol® as its active ingredient. Scientifically proven to be effective in laboratories and field studies, Citriodiol® is obtained from eucalyptus oil through sustainable and ecological methods. Care Plus Anti-Insect Natural is registered by Tropenzorg B.V. as a biocide, meeting all requirements for efficacy as an insect repellent and safety for humans, animals, and the environment. It is also perfume-free.

Is it safe to use this product during pregnancy and while breastfeeding?

Vulnerable groups such as pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and children under 13 years old should avoid DEET. Instead, choose Care Plus Anti-Insect Natural with lemon eucalyptus extract (Citriodiol). This potent insect repellent can be safely used on children from 3 months onwards. If this alternative is unavailable, you can use DEET 30%.

Which variety should I use?

In addition to Anti-Insect Natural, there is also Anti-Insect with DEET, available in several concentrations from 30% to 50%. To help you choose the right variety, refer to the selection guide provided.