What you need to know about Mosquitoes
To protect against mosquitoes and reduce the risk of diseases they transmit:
While the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) has entered Australia, the risk to human lives is very low and the prevention of mosquito bites is the best protection against JEV.
The Australian Government Department of Health recommends taking extra precautions around the times that mosquitoes would be most active at dusk, dawn and into the evening.
Reduce skin exposure by wearing light, loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirts, long pants and covered footwear with socks.
Reduce the number of water holding containers around the home where possible as these are potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Apply insect repellent to all areas of exposed skin. The Department of Health highly recommend the use of insect repellents containing DEET (a key ingredient in RID® products) for the best protection.
RID® Outdoor Mosquito Coils can also be used to help keep mosquitoes at bay if you do find yourself outside during peak times.
For further information on JEV symptoms, prevention and immunisation, please refer to the below Australian Government Department of Health link:
With plenty of global attention surrounding the Zika Virus, we thought it appropriate to remind you – prevention is always the best approach !
We would urge all to please follow the advice of our Health Authorities. Here are 2 links to understand the Zika Facts and what you can do to prevent infection PLUS what you can do to remove potential breeding sites around your home.
Be assured that all RID® products contain DEET, which is recommended by the professionals to be most effective in repelling mosquito’s that carry diseases. Stay safe.
The RID difference has long lived in its Australian heritage, growing up with Australian’s since the mid 1950’s it was the familiar magenta pack, that was relied upon to repel biting insects and found in medicine cabinets everywhere.
Our enviable reputation of a quality product, well-respected brand in a highly competitive category is a great achievement that has evolved simply because ‘it works’.
RID® effectively controls and repels mosquitoes, flies and other insects by using a superior formula of the highest quality DEET combined with a fly repellent and healing medicinal ingredients containing antiseptic to prevent inflammation.
It has been RID®s’ underlying formula that gives the brand the innovative edge by offering before and after bite protection as well as a high quality repellent.
Today, RID® continues to care for and protect everyday people in their everyday needs. It’s Australian made and more importantly Australian owned.
Whether you’re off camping under the stars on a weekend getaway, taking the boat to out to wet a line, get out and do what you love doing.