How to Build a Zika Kit?
Determine where you most need protection: Is for home use
or are you traveling?
These days, you may be planning the trip of a lifetime, a
business trip or simply live in area where the threat of Zika is rapidly growing. You can take steps to be prepared to protect
yourself and your family from Zika by following these steps:
Are you pregnant or
planning to become pregnant?
Most likely your
Dr. has advised you on the concerns and measures you should take. Always consult a physician if you have any
questions at all.
building your own Zika prevention kit.
Where are you traveling to?
Evaluate the risk level before going to know how prepared to be.
The products below can help you stay protected from Zika. Build your own Zika prevention kit and bring
your kit with you when traveling.
Permethrin to treat
How long will you be there?
How many people are traveling?
How many sets of clothes will you be traveling with?
Once you know this you can then determine:
How much Permethrin spray (or soak) is needed to pre-treat
clothes before your trip
Understand that you pre-treat your clothing with Duration™ permethrin BEFORE
packing for your trip. You may also
bring an additional bottle to re-treat depending on the length of your trip.
TIP> Keep note in your calendar of the dates your clothes are
treated and # of times you launder them.
This helps to insure you follow the instructions for effective use.
Repellent for skin:
The CDC recommends using an EPA-registered insect repellent
containing DEET or picaridin.
Determine how long you are traveling and how many people need to
be protected. Keep in mind that you only
need apply repellent on the exposed areas of skin. Our #1 recommended lotion is Ultrathon™ DEET
repellent lasts up to 12 hours and is the preferred choice of most outdoor enthusiasts and worldwide travelers. If you prefer a DEET alternative - Natrapel Picardin repellent offers various size spray bottle options and easy on the go DEET alternative repellent wipes that are individually wrapped (both are EPA registered products and ideal solutions for Zika protection).
Condoms - for men and
women: If you are traveling you could potentially
be bitten by a mosquito carrying Zika and and then be a carrier for Zika
virus. Since Zika can be passed through
sex, it is strongly recommended to protect yourself and your partner.
If you are pregnant, be sure to use condoms for the remainder of your
Reducing the risk
around your home: If you live in areas with standing water nearby, it is
recommended to use Mosquito Dunks®.
Mosquito Dunks® kill
mosquito larvae before they become mosquitoes and are old enough to bite. Mosquito Dunks® are
America’s best selling home owner mosquito control product. The only product
with BTI, a bacteria toxic only to mosquito larvae, that lasts 30 days and
treats 100 square feet of surface water.
• Non-toxic to all other wildlife, pets, fish, and humans.
• Simply apply Mosquito Dunks® to any standing water,
or water garden.
• Kills within hours and lasts for 30 days or more.
• Labeled For Organic Gardening by the USEPA.
• Highly effective low impact product
Also, be sure to continuously check screens and repair any areas
that mosquitoes can enter.
Will you need a mosquito net for sleeping? Even in some of the
nicest hotels, mosquitoes may still be present. Mosquitoes can live indoors and will bite day or night.
Treated mosquito nets are also available which have Permethrin
impregnated into the material which repel and kill on contact and last for months. Keep in mind when using outdoors especially,
sun and water can breakdown the effectiveness so be sure to follow label
If you are traveling it is best to be prepared and have a thermometer on hand in the event that you do become ill. Some of our government agency customers have opted to include a reusable thermometer in their Zika Prevention Kits.
Purchase a pre-made kit of repellents here:
Zika Protection Kit
Customize your ideal Zika Prevention Kit by adding other items as you wish.