Peter, when you say "at night", do you mean in bed ? If so, have you ever thought of buying a mosquito net ? I have a small, very light travel net made by a firm called Lifesystems (freely available in all good outdoor / hillwalking type stores). I bought mine on Ebay for £15ish incl p+p (if I remember correctly)
The net can be easily suspended from a bedroom light or ceiling and is made of very fine mesh that completely covers you when sleeping, although still allows air to circulate. Heaven!
Message posted by Lizzidripping on 09 January 2005 at 5:51pm - IP Logged
Does anybody remember [if you are as ancient as me]what that yellow stuff ,that stained your knees, when you fell over at school was called, they also used it for bites, it was brilliant stuff,and my knees etc were stained for weeks, but it took the sting out of bites straight away. Lizzi
Message posted by angela_h on 09 January 2005 at 5:57pm - IP Logged
Be really strict about shutting windows or at least the shutters, and doors as soon as it starts to get dark. You can buy plug in things from the supermarkets which keep the mosquitos out fairly effectively, just let it run all night.
I have also seen mini electronic fly killers in profi, the flourescent blue ones.
Or take one of those tennis racket type things with you and swish it about the rooms once the windows are shut.
Hope this helps,
Message posted by Terry and Julia on 09 January 2005 at 6:55pm - IP Logged
Angela, thinking about it I dont think peter would appreciate being stained yellow on holiday He he just phoned my mum and she said it was probably iodine like you said, and something else for the bites.still, I was only 5 years old AHHHH Thanks anyway Lizzi
Message posted by nikita on 09 January 2005 at 7:32pm - IP Logged
If you keep the plug in plugged in while you are out, keeps lights low, spray with mozzie spray, keep the plugin in all night and keep covered up with a sheet that might work, there is nothing worse than that buzz in the ears just as you are dropping asleep!!
Message posted by Sailor on 09 January 2005 at 8:24pm - IP Logged
Hopefully, to save another elongated thread of umpteen pages on the actions to stop mosquito bites, there is a very long thread in Bongos Drum with all manner of remedies, potions, rituals, etc to stop the dreaded bite.
Please look at the following CTG Link. Also by typing in Mosquito in the search box top left you will receive a list of other Mosquito topics.
Just think - you're probably bound to get bitten whatever you do, so if you smothered yourself in iodine, you'd get the double benefit of taking the sting out of the bites AND get a yellowy fake tan at the same time!!!!!
Message posted by claire 2 on 10 January 2005 at 12:20am - IP Logged
Last year we brought the marks and spencers extra strength repellent spray and none of us got one bite in the two weeks we were there,and considering it was the middle of august and was really hot i think we done really well. We will be using it again this year when w go i highly reccomend it.
Message posted by kevalino on 10 January 2005 at 10:46pm - IP Logged
Onpen the windows at night - keep cool and mosi free! Mosi nets are OK if there is anything to hang them on over the bed. Try pinning them to the window frame instead and mosi tablets as back up!
Message posted by biddy on 13 January 2005 at 3:34am - IP Logged
i was on holiday a few years ago on the island of Aegina, and a chap had put iodine on a mozzie bite, and it went bad ways, and he had to have it lanced, best thing is after-bite. But also there are a lot of after-sunlotions with insect repellent in, which i have been very good,as well as said in one of the replies,mozzie nets are good, i know that Lidl near Corfu town, sold them for 15 euros, my friend bought, one also Profi sell them on the Corfu road.
Message posted by NatalieDonnan (Forum SuperModel) on 13 January 2005 at 11:11am - IP Logged
I usually take the plug in things for the room and as Mal has said, leave the windows open at night to let the little blighters escape, if I got locked in your room I'd probably bite you too! lol
If you leave the windows open make sure there are no lights on, otherwise you will be hosting a party for them!
As for sprays, lotions, etc, I bought a can of 'Mosi Guard' spray on for going to Turkey one year and have never looked back, I buy a can of it for every holiday now and I never get bitten. Saying that, they aren't really attracted to me and if I do get bitten I don't react to the bites. My step-mum though gets absolutely tortured by them and she gets the most awful bites I have ever seen.
The section about Mozi's in this website is very helpful, have you looked at that?
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