The mozzies pick up your carbon monoxide trail and home in on that. When they are near you, on final approach, they sense the 350 odd odours that your body has and if YOU smell right to them they will bite! Deet at 50% is pretty good for up to 5 hours but short of wearing a shell suit with balaclava and your nose covered in deet not much you can do! The word has gone round to all mozzie gangs about your arrival Keira so cover up and slap on the deet!!
Quote: Originally posted by Corfukate on 17†June†2009
I know I will get bitten, but anybody got a good rememdy for the itchiness? I often make up a paste of baking soda, but its very messy, and the 'itch pens' stink so!
I USE LEMON JUICE....OR RUB WITH PIECE OF ONION SEEMS TO WORK FOR ME.I have also bought the electric pen things but the greeks are intriqued with them and steal them from me . K
Message posted by Elliemay on 17†June†2009 at 6:17pm - IP Logged
The best tip we were given was to use Avon Skin So Soft, the blighters seem to hate it and is doesn't smell too bad either. My brother was hill walking recently and got bitten alive, whilst using insect repellant, by all the midges. He went into a local shop and even the woman there told him Avon Skin So Soft was the best thing. Good luck with it and we'll be at Corfu airport on the 29th too. Can't wait!!!
Message posted by flynnmo on 17†June†2009 at 7:55pm - IP Logged
I've recently heard that hydrocortisone 1% is effective for the itch if you do get bitten. We just got back on Monday with the perfect score of "nil points" to the mozzies!!! No bites - fabulous - long may it continue! Moyra
Message posted by Elliemay on 17†June†2009 at 8:24pm - IP Logged
Had an icky mozzie bite about three years ago when staying in Kassiopi, whole forearm swelled up. Went into the local chemist and she gave me a cream called Hydrofusion. It's a hydrocortisone and anti-inflammatory. Swelling went down overnight. Swear by this now. It stops the itching.
When in Kalami, a friend had an evil rash on her neck, she used this cream, and within an hour the rash had disappeared. Needless to say, she purchased some the next day.
I'm still using this now on the odd mozzie bite I get and it really does stop that annoying itch. It's prpobably past it's sell by date now though. Must get some more when out in Corfu again.
Message posted by julesx2 on 17†June†2009 at 8:52pm - IP Logged
Nigel, I must just not smell right they don't like me at all....lucky eh..julesxxx
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