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Mosquitos

Scotland, United...
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Mosquitos

A friend in Benalmadena just now has said that Mosquitos are everywhere just now. Says this the season for them. I am going on Wednesday. Any tops for coping with them.

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20 posts
1. Re: Mosquitos

Avon Skin So Soft Dry Oil Spray is recommended by a lot of peeps.

I've also put dabs of Tiger Balm on me ankles and back of my knees before now.

County Dublin...
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31,939 posts
2. Re: Mosquitos

For those of us with blue blood, they're a problem.

Hertfordshire...
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3. Re: Mosquitos

Sit next to lordkimmage and, as a pleb, you will be ignored.

Scotland, United...
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178 posts
255 reviews
4. Re: Mosquitos

Thank you for the helpful replies. I will try to get the Avon SSS.

Lytham St Anne's...
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for Malta
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28 reviews
5. Re: Mosquitos

A good repellent containing DEET is the best option.

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11 posts
9 reviews
6. Re: Mosquitos

I'm in Benalmadena now and I haven't seen one. I use jungle formula pump action spray and it's been really good so far

Stirling, United...
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57 posts
20 reviews
7. Re: Mosquitos

Hi..just back from Benalmadena and can confirm the mosquitoes are out in force. Rushed out first night and got 3 bites, seemingly they are Tiger mosquitoes. Had to get antibiotic cream from pharmacy for one on arm which became infected. However, Jungle Formula spray with DEET kept them away after that. Try taking anti-histamines for a few days before you go then if you get bitten it won't be as bad.

england
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146 posts
8 reviews
8. Re: Mosquitos

We have just got back and I used SSS made no difference I got bitten really badly

West Midlands...
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2,732 posts
2 reviews
9. Re: Mosquitos

I have been using Mosquito Milk purchased online for last 2 years and been very lucky, only got 2 bites both on my face, so now put a little milk onto my finger tips, then dab onto my face, bit expensive but worth it..x

A M
Benalmadena, Spain
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4,286 posts
5 reviews
10. Re: Mosquitos

Any product containing DEET seems to work very well but wasn't there a health scare about DEET a few years ago?

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