Anti mossi stuff

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  1. Mattyjwr

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    We're being subjected to squadrons or mosquitoes on our trip around France and N Spain.

    I'm not convinced that our Polish chemical weapons or UK Deet is as effective as we would like. It seems that we have to spray every inch of exposed skin directly rather than a general spray like I used to require.

    What do you use to keep mossies away?
     
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    Use plenty of garlic with your food and Avon Skin so Soft.
    The second one is sprayed on - not eaten with food :)
     
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    They seem to like me as well and unfortunately I seem to react badly to the bites which always seem to swiftly become the size of 50p pieces.

    The other day in a pharmacy in a big Carrefour market I spotted some wristbands called Parakito which take little blocks of some kind of Citronella type thing.

    On the basis that they weren't hugely expensive and wouldn't do any harm I bought one for me and one for 'er indoors.

    Whether they work or whether it's coincidence I can't say but I haven't been bitten since wearing mine.
     
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    Smidge but use lots of it. However, people do seem to vary enormously in their "mozzie attractiveness index".

    I used Deet products when I lived in Belize which was mozzie central, but you had to cover every square inch of your skin.

    Mozzie coils lit and kept by your feet help too, at least for the ankles!
     
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    I'd heard that it was good for keeping midges away but it didn't know that Skin so soft was good against mossies.
     
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    Give it a try if you want. It might work for you, it does for some folk but it doesn't for others.
     
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    Serves you right when you have 3 weeks and we only have 2 !:(

    We are on our way back to the tunnel!:cry:
     
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    For the ultimate protection you need a mozzie net on your face etc, hungry mozzies don't care about deet or sminge......
     
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    I saw them yesterday. I'd be interested to hear how effective they are over the next few days.
     
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    I have a couple of mossie nets in the vehicle but thought that I'd look a bit odd putting them up in the carpark while having supper :)
     
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    What do you think of the west of France?
     
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    Jungle formula on your skin & burn coffee grinds to keep them away (y)
     
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    Smidge works for us, and a mossie spiral seems to keep the motorhome relatively clear too

    We were told that, in the height of the mossie season in Scotland, only a beekeeper 's net is effective in keeping them off your face!

    An alternative to creams and sprays is to eat Marmite every morning - apparently the mossies/midges like it even less than I do!!!
     
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    Amazing Mat!:)
    We will be back again very soon.And I think it as good as
    if not better than the south!(y)
    And like you said, nowhere near as busy!
     
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    Mosquito Milk in a roll on works for us,whether coincidence when using it never been bitten, used to buy it in Boots, no longer sell it, so I buy on line now.
     
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    How on earth do you milk a mozzie???? :confused:
     
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    Your best bet is to visit a pharmacy in France and ask them what they recommend. We use Marie Rose (French) and Jungle Formula maximum strength, the higher the % of Deet, the better. Keep it away from your watch and polished surfaces though!
    Lavender oil put directly on a bite will sooth it.
    I have very bad reactions to mossy bites if I don't cover myself with anti mossy stuff, I had one on my elbow last week, my arm looked like one of Popeyes.
    I've tried wristbands and electronic repellents, none of them worked.
     
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    Just choose any campsite near where I'm staying, and they won't bother you.

    I have 4 Michelin Stars in the Mozzie Good Eating guide apparently. :(
     
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