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Mosquitoes

We're thinking about travelling to Cavtat Dubrovnik area in early July but I'm a bit worried about mosquitoes as have read a few posts about this. They love me but I manage to keep them at bay with mosi repellent when I'm in Spain or Greece. Are they worse in this part of Croatia?

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1. Re: Mosquitoes

Yup, they are all sitting at my home waiting for me to venture outdoors. My companion never gets bitten, but I look like a terrible diseased person. Bring strong repellent, and use it often.

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2. Re: Mosquitoes

I have travelled in Greece and Spain too and l didn't get bitten at all by using the mosi repellants like jungle formula in Cavtat . There are no real stagnant water areas that l came across that these critters love so well, so maybe why anyway ? Pretty sure you will be ok as hopefully July is not humid which is a another mosi loving environment . Such a beautiful place and enjoy but take your repellants !

Edited: 22 May 2018, 17:51
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3. Re: Mosquitoes

Thanks for the advice. It looks beautiful although can't decide between areas

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4. Re: Mosquitoes

I'm out there 2nd of June & will be taking some spray just in case. I use Wlko Insect Repelant 50% zeet £2 per 100ml seems very affective wherever I've been.

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5. Re: Mosquitoes

Dubrovniktravelady is it humid where you are living ?

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6. Re: Mosquitoes

I have most experience with mosquitos at the Makarska Riviera, and they can be pretty bad. Even worse the smaller insects locals call "papadaci" (haven't got a clue what is the name in English, or Latin specie name). The only really efficient repellents are those containing DEET or similar chemical (such as "Autan")

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Zeet should read Deet, old age & mispelling

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They love me too but not my partner. I found Avons Skin So Soft Original works wonders. When in Greece Ive used and touch wood never got bitten. Smells nice too 😁

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9. Re: Mosquitoes

We used Boots own brand repellent last year. It was very effective.

Can't remember the exact name but it comes in a red can with a silver/grey cap.

Avon Skin So Soft is also very good - I've heard that it's used by the army when on manouevres in certain parts of the world.

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10. Re: Mosquitoes

thanks for all the advice. I've booked my flights but will be making sure I pack plenty products as recommended just in case.

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