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mosquitos! :-(

Hi, we're coming to Cyprus mid August and just wondered how worried we need to be about mosquitos, been to Greece loads but first trip to Cyprus. Can anyone help please?

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1. Re: mosquitos! :-(

Same precautions as you took in Greece!

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2. Re: mosquitos! :-(

I use mossie repellant all year round. There always something waiting to bite an unprotected bit of me!

Trisha

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3. Re: mosquitos! :-(

Hi, Try avon skin so soft spray for some reason mozzies hate it.

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4. Re: mosquitos! :-(

Used the Avon in June in Cyprus, no bites at all until our return flight from Larnaca . We didn't use it before going to the airport and got bitten whilst in an hour long queue. Note to self - must remember next time as the marks from the bites have only just gone from my ankles.

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5. Re: mosquitos! :-(

It's not so much that mozzies don't like Avon So-soft.

So-soft forms a barrier on the surface of the skin, and mozzies can't penetrate it. Simple as that!

So-soft spreads easily, I squirt it on my hands and then rub it on.

A pump-action bottle lasts for ages.

I was in SE Asia for 6 weeks recently, and combined So-soft with Jungle Formula (50% deet), and hardly had any bites.

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Can anyone tell me if there is a difference between the pink skin so soft and blue/green. I have some pink left but my son says the blue is better.

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7. Re: mosquitos! :-(

Thanks all! Will have a look at the Avon book!

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8. Re: mosquitos! :-(

You need to get the green bottle original dry oil body spray, well I think it's white now with green writing. Just ordered some off the Avon website as mine all leaked out in the suitcase. Fortunately everything was dirty anyway, made it all smell nice anyway.

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9. Re: mosquitos! :-(

I normally get quite a lot of bites but I don't think that Cyprus has much of a mossie issue.

Coincidentally I was also using the wifes skin so soft as an aftersun lotion. Maybe that was the real reason I didn't get bitten this time.

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10. Re: mosquitos! :-(

Whether there is a mosquito problem depends on several factors.

It's always best to be prepared...

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