mosquito help please

Travel Forums Asia mosquito help please

1. Posted by amityxo (Budding Member 8 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

traveling to southeast asia for a few months soon, need to know if anyone has experience with lemon eucalyptus repellent over there, does it work? or am i going to have to use deet for months on end? i do appreciate any help thanks

2. Posted by jackboy (Inactive 350 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

If you travel South East Asia on the travellers tourist!!! track you will not need any mosquito repellent.
You only really need mosquito tablets or repellent if you go into lowlieing jungle swamp river areas and will sleep over for a long time.
If you just go the travellers route by bus or train you do not need it.
Have a great time on your travels as I shall be on mine for 4 months end of Dec without anything.
al de bes

3. Posted by xs.if (Full Member 67 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

they do have the lemon eucalyptus repellent out in south east asia, but best to buy some at home before haeding out you'll find that they are stronger, higher level of deet...
main thing you'll need is the tablets.

4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Only 2 things work for me - deet and mozzy coils. I've tried lots of other stuff but the mozzies just seem to ignore it.

5. Posted by rhiannon (Full Member 52 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

The comment on not getting bitten if you're in the touristy place, is crap! I spent 3 weeks travelling from Singapore to Bangkok, via KL, Penang, Phuket, Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan, and I got bitten big time!!!

Deet was the only thing that helped, and even then, it didn't stop the buggers biting me!!!

Hope this helps

6. Posted by Sasafratz (Budding Member 2 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I agree that it is misleading to tell you there is no need for any concern in touristy areas. Dengue fever is transmitted by urban mosquitos, most prevelant in the day most frequently found in or near human habitation! Not to be taken lightly and although it isn't as long term as Malaria, can still be very serious, not to mention it could put you out of travel for a while. Cover up with sleeves and long pants when you can to give yourself a Deet break, but Deet is the only thing that really works.