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Mosquitos

Hi. I'm off to Madeira next week, can anyone tell me if there are many mossies around at the moment.

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1. Re: Mosquitos

A few of the indigenous mossys are about but I haven't seen any reports of bites from the Aedes aegypt mossy. May be a good idea to have an insect repellent at the ready, especially in the forest areas and at dusk, if sitting outside.

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2. Re: Mosquitos

The mossies are very quiet this year - hardly seen one. They generally tend to appear after the first heavy rainfall - and there has been very little rain in Funchal this year so far. Flowercity is correct though - bring a DEET based repellent such as "Jungle Formula", available quite cheaply through Amazon (certainly used to be).

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3. Re: Mosquitos

Also lemon soap or gel - the Mosquitos hate it and it works every time for us.

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4. Re: Mosquitos

Thanks for the info, I'll come prepared but hope there's not many about.

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5. Re: Mosquitos

Haven't seen a single one but my daughter got bitten to death one evening. If you attract mossies come prepared.

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