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Any tips for preventing insect bites when sleeping

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Any tips for preventing insect bites when sleeping

Post Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:46 am

Leaving windows open to keep cool might not help. vitanin B does it work?
any tips welcome

thanks

pat

 

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Re: Any tips for preventing insect bites when sleeping

Post Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:38 pm

Hi
When we first moved here I tried everything from eating vast amounts of garlic and bovril/marmite, to applying Avons Skin so soft and jungle juice mosquito repellent.

I think the best thing to be honest is to buy a mosquito screen, because if those critters want to bite you they will. Crying or Very sad Another idea is to get a mosquito net that goes over the bed.

I believe one of our members from memory MistySun sells these.
www.pestdefence.net
Insect and pest prevention-birds, cats, mice, flies, dogs, dog barking, mosquitoes etc. and nets, canopies and screens. www.pestdefence.net

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Re: Any tips for preventing insect bites when sleeping

Post Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:29 pm

I've found the plug in repellents to be the most effective, you can leave the windows open no problem.


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Re: Any tips for preventing insect bites when sleeping

Post Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:46 pm

I also use the plugin repellents (the liquid ones not the tablet version). They last about a month or so and work well. Leaving the windows open is ok if you have one of those plugged in in the room.

 

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Re: Any tips for preventing insect bites when sleeping

Post Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:31 pm

Hi All,

Try JasOils - 100% natural & works a treat. Get it from the Health food shop in Luz (now near Baptistas) or the O Poco bar in Almadena. (No connection)

Regards

Robin (Mozzies always flew over my missus to bite me - found out she'd got Polycythaemia so blood was so thick it gave them a hernia trying to suck it out - ho ho!)


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Re: Any tips for preventing insect bites when sleeping

Post Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:03 pm

my daughter has small bottles of Te Tree oil in her bedroom and has never been bitten, obviously she leaves the top of the bottles

 

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Re: Any tips for preventing insect bites when sleeping

Post Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:32 pm

I am not overly troubled by mosquitoes, they do not like heights Very Happy However, I do get the odd one coming in at night when there is no wind or breeze outside whatsoever.

I find if I keep a fan on in the bedroom they don't like it and don't trouble me. It works for a few of them, it might work for swarms of the little (female) so and so's too. (chemical free solution)


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