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1. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

These critters are a backpackers bane but did you know that mosquitoes are especially attracted by the smell of sweaty feet!!

get yourself some odour eaters and you'll be fine!!

listen about Plasmodium the deadliest parasite ever!!

2. Posted by jackboy (Inactive 350 posts) 11y

Hi
Dont wear socks,only wear sandals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
al de bes

3. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 11y

Strong insect repellant is your first line of defence against these pests

4. Posted by whereshego (Budding Member 22 posts) 11y

I heard that if you eat vegemite it makes them stay away from you.

5. Posted by zeisha (Budding Member 715 posts) 11y

use a good mosquito repellant or apply creams that avoid you from getting mosquito bites or use sprays that keep mosquitoes away.

6. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

Unfortunately for me , though repellent decreases the amount of times i get bitten by mossies it doesn't get rid of the problem as i always seem to get bitten really badly....

7. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Quoting whereshego

I heard that if you eat vegemite it makes them stay away from you.

Thats because of the Vitamin B in it which is repellent to the little critters, so if you don't like "vegemite" (Thats marmite to the discerning english person) you can take Vit B supplememnts, but you have to start doing it about two weeks before going to the place.

As for repellent, this generally contains DEET which is a really nasty chemical that is also carcinogenic (I know I know what isn't these days) but it's always nice to think about these extra less noxious devices for seeing the buggers off!!

8. Posted by salesian (Budding Member 28 posts) 11y

COme to London..there's no mosquitos here. When in THailand use Tiger Balm, but not on your genitals!
Eric

9. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

Quoting salesian

When in THailand use Tiger Balm, but not on your genitals!
Eric

Some decent advice, Eric (talking out of experience?)

10. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Quoting salesian

COme to London..there's no mosquitos here. When in THailand use Tiger Balm, but not on your genitals!
Eric


this is my post of the week!

How true!!