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Mosquitos, current situation?

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Mosquitos, current situation?

We are going to Madeira on 21st Jan. This will be our 7th time as we absolutely love this island and had been looking forward to it. But I am disturbed to hear of the mosquito problem, was not aware of it until today. We are staying in the Lido area and do enjoy levada walking, I am always popular with biting insects whatever precautions I take but have never been bitten here. Does anyone know the current situation please?

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1. Re: Mosquitos, current situation?

See post under Mosquito Outbreak (Denge)

Last posting under this heading was on 9th January basically reporting little mozzie activity,but it is still recommended that you take appropriate precautions.

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2. Re: Mosquitos, current situation?

Spent 2weeks in the Lido area over Christmas and New Year and had no problems .

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3. Re: Mosquitos, current situation?

This is the topic referred to.

www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g189167

The cooler weather has reduced the problem as always happens with mossy's every year, but as suggested, just take sensible precautions and enjoy your holiday

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4. Re: Mosquitos, current situation?

not another mossy thread aaaargh!,,,,,

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7. Re: Mosquitos, current situation?

We have recently returned from two weeks in Madeira. We were very aware of the mosquito situation before we went, so used a plug in repellent in our hoel room. We also washed in BodyShop lemon soap/shower gel and the result was zero bites.

I would not worry too much about the mosquitos, Trekwise and

I hope this puts your mind to rest. Have a good holiday.

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Why are posts always removed when this subject is up for discussion?

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10. Re: Mosquitos, current situation?

Hello,

I was one of the people who spent Xmas and New Year in Madeira and out of a party of 10, only 1 person was bitten twice. We've been back for 2 weeks now and the bites turn out to be simple mossie bites. A little annoying, but no other effects whatsoever.

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