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night repellent

Perth, Australia
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night repellent

Possibly a silly question but how do you do the repellent at night? Is there a brand that lasts all night or do you need to get up to re apply?

Does repellent have to have DEET to be effective

Any recommendations on a highly effective repellent for a 2 and 4 year old ?


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11. Re: night repellent

We used the local brand repellent, Sketelene which we found very effective and easy to find.

Florida - Alaska...
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for Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province
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12. Re: night repellent

Local bug repellent is reasonably priced. Is it more effective ... hard to say, since I haven't used UK repellents. But on the positive side it has been formulated locally with local mosquitoes in mind. And works just fine for me (we use a brand name repellent for our daughter as the Thais don't make infant specific formulations).

Woodend, Australia
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13. Re: night repellent

My kids and l are also magnets for mossies the difference between there and home is that we are unlikely to contract dengue fever. There are mossies in CM and at Rimping Village as we stayed there last year as they were definitely buzzing around. I too was worried about the kids getting bitten so l smothered them and myself in RID before we left the room and reapplied every few hrs (they were sick of it after 3 wks). After they had showered at night l sprayed them before bed and that did the trick. I carried the bottle with me everywhere and sprayed, sprayed, sprayed. It worked we were in Asia for 3 wks and no bites. My husband who never gets bitten at home never sprayed at all and not one bite!! Go figure..Don't stress to much its a beautiful country and you will love it.

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14. Re: night repellent

Thanx for info everyone! At least I have not got to worry if I run out of suitcase supply!

Chiang Khong...
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15. Re: night repellent


probably have a higher chance of children getting sick from over spraying then from bites.

and doing more long term damage. IMO I never use repellent and I live near Chiang Mai

what I do is wear long sleaves and pants as soon as the sun goes down. eveing and night is worst time

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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16. Re: night repellent

Don't get to panicky over a mozzie or you won't enjoy yourself. Most places will spray your room when cleaning but you can also buy a can of spray very cheaply. Just remember to close any non screen doors and windows particular as the afternoon comes on. I find the mozzies are more a nuisance when I am out of a night than in any of the rooms I stay in.

Sydney, Australia
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17. Re: night repellent

And I go back to my post - don't panic or over-analyse upon reading these huge dengue figures or you won't enjoy your holiday. Think of the number of visitors to Thailand every year (a Google search told me over 20 million in 2012!). I wonder how many of those caught dengue? Probably more died from falling drunkenly off balconies.

Jokes aside, if you go to a Boots chemist, they have several options for mozzie repellants. We found it useful to buy both a DEET one, apply once a day, and use a citronella one for other sprays. Alternating like this saves you poisoning yourself with DEET, and the Boots citronella seemed to work well for us.

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