Mozzie Net?

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1. Posted by char1208 (Inactive 26 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


Heading to Thailand for 3 weeks before a years Working holiday in Australia.
How essential is it to take a mosquito net with me? And what is the best one to have? Are mozzies a big problem out there (and Oz for that matter)
Also is there anything else i should be taking with me, ie torch etc.

Thank you!


2. Posted by wershwie (Budding Member 64 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


I dunno where in Thailand you're headed, but when I was in Koh Phangan early April, the mosquitoes weren't exactly a problem. Although I did use a repellant lotion every evening when I left the resort, and my room had it's own mozzie net which I didn't have to use.

The geckos were more intrusive than any insect, to be very honest ;)

3. Posted by Helena224 (Budding Member 54 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I'd say definately bring one. Its not that much of a hassle to carry and could stop you getting lots of bites. When I was last in southern Thailand I got really bitten (in March). xox

4. Posted by hellomaya (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Charlotte

I lived in Brisbane for 3 years and I bought a mosquito net pretty fast. None of my friends had them but I got so sick of that nasty whining "I'm coming to suck your blood" noise just as I was falling asleep! Mossies are a fair bit of a pest in the hot, humid areas. Most rented places don't have screens on the windows, and unless you have the money for a place with air con, you can expect to sleep with the windows open (and the bugs inviting themselves in ) all summer.


5. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 465 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I'd get one on arrival if you're going bush here or in Oz.Most dept stores here sell them in their sports/camping sections.
Oz has much better camping gear so you might get another in Oz