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Old 17.04.2009, 23:54
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In hour hood beautiful although stinking river heralds arrivals of these annoying insects and one has to arm onself with "Peaceful Sleep"
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Old 18.04.2009, 06:37
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Yep the Wife got bitten twice Thursday night and not by me. I think it is that time.
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Re: mosquito bites

I wasn't really bothered by mosquitos last summer but there seems to be loads of them round right now, I've been bitten about 50 times in the last week or so, quite a few around my face and I'm reacting badly to them. We have fly screens on the windows and a net over the bed but they still seem to find a way to get to me. My GF BTW has not been too bothered by them. My blood must be particularly tasty!

A friend told me to try Avon super soft skin cream, it's cheap and the mozzies do not like it! I'm also eating loads of garlic as I read that can deter them. Anyone else being bothered by them this year? Or is it just my sweet blood.
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Old 17.08.2009, 20:33
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I wasn't really bothered by mosquitos last summer but there seems to be loads of them round right now, I've been bitten about 50 times in the last week or so, quite a few around my face and I'm reacting badly to them. We have fly screens on the windows and a net over the bed but they still seem to find a way to get to me. My GF BTW has not been too bothered by them. My blood must be particularly tasty!

A friend told me to try Avon super soft skin cream, it's cheap and the mozzies do not like it! I'm also eating loads of garlic as I read that can deter them. Anyone else being bothered by them this year? Or is it just my sweet blood.
Yeah we have more than usual this year too and fortunately for me I don;t react but my husband does badly, sounds similar to you Grumpy. We went to look for screens in Jumbo at the weekend but didn't have much luck, even tempted to find a mozzie net to go over the bed, for now we are spraying the room around 7ish shutting the doors and hoping the smell and mozzies have gone by the time we go to bed. Nothing worse than being woken in middle of the night to a mozzie buzzing around your head, no way you can get back to sleep until it has been found and dealt with - bleeedin pointless things

Where did you get your window/door screens from?
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Old 17.08.2009, 20:36
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Where did you get your window/door screens from?
They were fitted professionally before I came along - Jumbo do sell the kits though, you need to look again. We got our bed net from IKEA, cost just a few rappen (well, not quite)
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Re: mosquito bites

Try getting a fan for the bedroom, mossies don't like moving air. It's been working for me and the bitches normally can't get enough of me.
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Old 17.08.2009, 22:53
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Re: mosquito bites

We use a combination of the following:

Spray, e.g. Anti-Brumm or Kik - use the strongest, but spray it onto the textiles (bed corners, curtains, pyjamas) if you have sensitive skin. Do not inhale while spraying. Should keep them away overnight.

Plug-in mosquito killer by Gesal, kills all mosquitoes in one room within 2 - 3 hours.

Fans - moving air, as already mentioned, and also books for swatting them!

I've heard geraniums discourage them, which is why the chalets all have them on their window sills. Perhaps this is a myth, though.

A remedy that seems to work quite well, if applied immediately: Parapic roll-on lotion that is available at parmacies and drug stores (Apotheken, Drogerien).

Best of luck!
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Old 17.08.2009, 23:22
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Re: mosquito bites

I've had no problem with mossies this year. ( usually, they prefer to suck my wife's blood, but she's had no trouble either ).

As soon as you are aware that you've been bitten - wash the affected area with soap and water. it really does make a difference.
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Old 17.08.2009, 23:30
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Re: mosquito bites

Nope geraniums do help, and we use the plug in anti-mossie things and spray about 10 mins before bed, and have a fan, and thankfully it works.... next stop was defcom3

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I've heard geraniums discourage them, which is why the chalets all have them on their window sills. Perhaps this is a myth, though.
I know we used to use Old Spice to keep the midges away on dive weekends in Scotland.... even the women, don't know if it would work on mossies though

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Old 17.08.2009, 23:49
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Re: mosquito bites

This summer I have been plagued less by mosquitoes than by their smaller counterparts, midges. Thankfully their bite does not cause any itching or leave a mark, but they are still a nuisance. I have an arsenal of weapons at my disposal to wipe them out, but I am still looking for an effective way to deter them from entering my apartment in the first place.
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Old 18.08.2009, 00:09
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Re: mosquito bites

We all tend to think that malaria is a tropical thing, but was common in Western Europe not that long ago...

http://www.swissinfo.org/flash/speci...71&sid=1746755

As somebody who goes to South-East Asia a lot - cover up at night (jeans and socks instead of shorts and sandals), and use Deet on all exposed skin
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Re: mosquito bites

Am back in Thailand soon and out there you can buy what looks like an electric tennis racket. Rechargeable too and they cannot escape even a bad aim. Makes a nice crack too. They cost about 100bht so that's a whole 3 chf to you. PM me and I'll try and bring a few back. Just a few tho...If you all scream out loud it is a sea container full and commercial rates as below apply!

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Re: mosquito bites

I am having an awful time this year.... we have some window screens, but with the heat, we have to open the windows sometime... and we live on the top floor, lots of windows... it's like a greenhouse. And bites swell on me. I have something called afterbite from the US --- it's a topical thing that smells like ammonia. But it takes away the itch.

I finally got the thing that you plug into the wall... finito or something, and that works quite well in our bedroom. Of course I got up, walked out into the rest of the flat and bam, got bit on the palm of my hand. Nasty buggers.

Makes sense that geraniums work... citronella is a sort of scented geranium. I also thought that lavender helps, but maybe that's just with moths.
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Re: mosquito bites

I am in my 25th year working as Airline Cabin crew and have flown to most places where Mozzies lurk. I absolutely HATE the things, as I react very badly and have been unfortunate enough to end up at the Doctors surgery on Holiday on several occasions because of them.
I have found some excellent remedies though which certainly work and my colleagues swear by them too, I hope you will try them.........

1' Skin so soft' body spray. By Avon cosmetics.
This is not sold as a repellent but is wonderful. Crew have been using it for years and then an article in The Telegraph confirmed its effectiveness, as it was used by Mel Gibson whilst filming Brave Heart in Scotland after he was badly bitten. It doesn't smell girly at all, so good for Blokey Blokes too!

2 Sonic Mosquito repellent, sold duty free on BA flights, you can order on-line at ba.com/highlife shop. Amazing, I have them in every bedroom, mozzies HATE the sound. you can clip it to your belt when out and about too.

3 Vape OUTDOOR spray.
I first bought this in a supermarket in Milan and then found it in Robert Dyers hardwear store in uk. It is fantastic, just spray it around the area outside where you are eating and there will be NO mozzies. I stocked up before I came here and have 3 cans!!

Hope this info helps.
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Damn no good mozzies buzzing around my head whilst I'm trying to sleep... And we're in October
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Yes, and isn't it great weather we're having? Twenty degrees for the next few days! I'll put up with mozzies for that - we're both just enjoying the late Autumn sun and warmth.
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Damn no good mozzies buzzing around my head whilst I'm trying to sleep... And we're in October
MathNut? Is there something you want to tell me?

I told you I'd find it and kill it in the morning...
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MathNut? Is there something you want to tell me?

I told you I'd find it and kill it in the morning...
You NEVER find mozzies in the morning - they've gone to their secret place.
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Damn no good mozzies buzzing around my head whilst I'm trying to sleep... And we're in October
I made the mistake of leaving the window open last night, and got eaten alive. I thought the same thing: it's bloody October!
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Re: mosquito bites

Great thread with lots of advice.

But soon, it will all be over, I hope for a cold winter and they all die out
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