FAQ

Can Icaridin be sprayed on plastics and textiles?

Yest, Icaridin doesn’t damage these materials.

Why DEET?

A mosquito uses a combination of carbon dioxide, odour and infrared sensors to trace hair follicles on the surface of the skin. Even in the dark a mosquito is capable to find a blood vessel or a vein to provide her from blood. Only female mosquitoes sting. DEET has an influence on these sensors as a result of which the mosquito is not able to trace the human heath and therefore looks for another victim. DEET doesn’t kill mosquitoes but protects people by keeping mosquitoes on a distance. The advantage is that mosquitoes can’t get immune to DEET in contrary to insecticides. Because DEET is a toxic substance it is important that the percentage of the substance is kept as low as possible but with the highest possible effect.

Why mosquito milk from Jaico?

Jaico has developed a product that contains a combination of DEET and extracts from plants. This combination appears to have an intensified effect: the effectiveness of the combination is higher than the effectiveness of the individual ingredients. As a result of this there is a better, more effective protection with a small amount of DEET. Because of this combination the DEET-products are not harmful or toxic.

Does Eucalyptus work on all biting insects?

Yes, eucalyptus works on pretty much all insects such as mosquitoes, midges, sand flies, stable flies, ticks, black flies, deer keds and land leeches.

Is Eucalyptus safe?

Testing has shown that Eucalyptus has a low toxicity.

Does IR3535 work on all insects?

It is proven to be effective against mosquitoes, ticks, lice, stable flies, black flies, sand flies, deer flies, biting midges, house flies, wasps and bees.

Is IR3535 safe?

Yes, IR3535 is safe and skin-friendly.

Against which insects can you use Icaridin?

Icaridin protects against various mosquitoes, ticks, flies and other insects.

Is it safe to use?

Mosquito Milk only contains a low % DEET (Diethyltoluamide) and is safe to use.

How do I use it?

Use the roll-on to apply stripes of the product on exposed parts of the body. It should not be necessary to completely cover the exposed area.

Does it smell?

Yes, pleasantly! A clean fresh fragrance suitable for all the family.

Is it sticky?

No, it is neither sticky nor greasy. Mosquito Milk dries on the skin in a few seconds.

Can I wear it with suntan preparations?

Yes, apply over your cream, lotion or oil. You may also apply over cosmetics.

Is it suitable for everyone?

Mostly, however, care should be taken to avoid contact with the eyes, lips, mucous tissues and broken/sensitive skin. Test beforehand on a small area if in doubt.

Is it suitable for children?

Yes, as stated earlier, the low DEET content makes it suitable for children from 3 years.

Should I wear it in bed?

Yes in tropical areas, if you don’t have a bed net.

How often should I re-apply?

You should be protected for up to eight hours (roll-on). You must re-apply after swimming or showering. If you perspire a great deal or you are in an area of high humidity you should re-apply every four hours.

I get bitten very badly. Will it work?

Many happy customers have reported their first “bite free” holiday after using Mosquito Milk.

Do I need further protection?

If you are travelling to Tropical areas where malaria is transmitted you will probably need anti-malaria tablets as well. We always recommend that you check with your doctor or contact a hospital for Tropical diseases for further advice and information.

Is Mosquito Milk allergy tested?

Yes, in laboratories and on the field. Sometimes under extreme conditions.

What is DEET?

N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide, or DEET, is developed by the American Army in 1946 to protect her troops in Asia from diseases transferred by insects. In 1957 the first DEET-product for the consumer was introduced on the market. Since then yearly more than a million people use it. Up until today DEET is still the best substance to keep mosquitoes and other insects away.

How does DEET work?

It is scientifically proved that DEET repels insects. When a mosquito comes close to the skin DEET will affect the nervous system of the mosquito, causing her to loose her coordination. Therefore it is difficult for the mosquito to get to the skin and she will look for another victim.

Why should I use a product with DEET?

For a stay in Tropical areas the World Health Organization (WHO) advises several measures for the prevention of diseases and infections that can be transmitted by the sting of certain mosquitoes and flies (Malaria). One of those measures that the WHO advises, is applying a repellent with DEET on exposed skin.

What is Mosquito Milk?

Mosquito Milk is a highly effective insect repellent containing plant oils which repel mosquitoes.