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Keeping the mossies away!

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warwickshire
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Keeping the mossies away!

I've been told a few things like taking vitamin B tablets and obviously wearing repellant, but the m's totally adore feasting on me.....any other words of wisdom to stop them having a nibble?

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21. Re: Keeping the mossies away!

Yes, there is an almighty desire in the human mind to "hope."

Interesting facet of we creatures.

I would hope that everyone who takes along a box of dryer sheets has a can of Deep Woods Off in their pocket to use at the first sign of necessity.

warwickshire
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22. Re: Keeping the mossies away!

whatever the deep woods stuff is, it sounds a wee bit drastic.....whatever happens happens and we'll deal with it....can't stack my suitcase full of all the 'suggested remedies'....won't have any room for anything else!

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23. Re: Keeping the mossies away!

Deep Woods Off contains "deet," the recommended mosquito repellent by people who know the game and ordinary people who don't want to get bit.

In a Little Cafe...
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24. Re: Keeping the mossies away!

Listen to Poppa on this.

While some of the old wives tales and the so

called modern solutions work to a limited degree,

nothing quite works like "DEET" based sprays,

hand wipes or lotions. The stronger the amount of

DEET in the ingredients, the longer the protection

time. Do yourself a favor and get Deep Woods OFF

as suggested or a similarly concentrated brand w/

DEET, otherwise within an hour or so, you'll likely

be open season for the skeeters and the no see ums.

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25. Re: Keeping the mossies away!

One reason there may not be many mossies in Cancun is good old DDT.

I think the Mexicans still use it. Heh. Heh.

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26. Re: Keeping the mossies away!

Remedy for AFTER THE BITE: apply Absorbine, Jr. I have lived in Indonesia and it was the only thing that stopped the itching. I also discovered that after 6 months in a venue, my reaction stopped being so severe. (I know, you are on a 4 day holiday.)

If you are camping, sleep as close to the water (without threat of drowning) as possible. The slight breeze keeps the bugs away. Avoid Isla Mujares during no-seeum season. Avon makes a product that keeps the no-seeums away. Used it on the beach in North Caroline when they were swarming. Couldn't believe how well it worked. These are home remedies that worked for me. Good luck!

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27. Re: Keeping the mossies away!

Don't shower for ten days before and during your vacation. You won't be bothered by mosquitos or time-share people.