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Mossies

Does Greece/Lassi suffer badly from mossies at night.

We have been going to Turkey for many many years and mossies are a real problem over there and I just wondered if Greece was the same.

If so, is there any local repellant that you can recommend we use. We always used the local stuff in Turkey which worked a treat and we feel the stuff you get over here and take with you doesn't work as effectively as the local stuff.

Thanks all

manchester
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1. Re: Mossies

ask at the supermarket or tom at gabiano bar in lassi for the best one .they no best.there are plenty of mozzies just waiting for you !!.the roll on type is the best .

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Greece & Turkey are pretty much the same when it comes to mozzies, I think. The usual precautions apply.

Devizes, United...
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Hi there

It does depend to an extent on the time of year. Mozzies are a problem on really hot, humid evenings in late June through to August when it might still be 25c or even higher at 7-8pm. The problem diminishes somewhat either side of these months although there are always some waiting to take a crafty nibble and of course, some folk seem to attract them more than others.

We always used "Buzz Off", an aerosol treatment available from Boots and Superdrug, safe to use all over including your face. Tie that in with the plug ins for your apartment and there's not much more you can do.

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I also find that aftersun with mosquito repellent helps (Soltan do one), and antihistamines will help to reduce the swelling from any bites you do receive.

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I'm really bad with mossies but have been using Ben 100 for about 5 years now and nothing beats it - you can only buy it online but its not expensive roughly about £5. Also you can use Citranella essential oil and don't forget to put in insect repellent plugs at night.

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We have always used repellent and slept with the windows open. We have rarely been bitten but this is our first time in Kefalonia and after reading this thread I'm getting a bit panicked as we are going in July!

This may be a really stupid question but If we use the plug ins do you have to close the windows? I really struggle sleeping with windows closed. Please will someone answer my probably daft question?

Yorkshire Dales
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Hi...It isn't a daft question . You leave an escape route for the mozzies as they hate the smell of plug-ins. I always open windows but close shutters. ( They seem to find their way out of them OK) :O) :O)

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A lot of locals use mosquito nets in the heat of midsummer so they can leave the windows open.

Lancs
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Right, that's the recipe!

- repellent

- plug ins

-antihistamines (topical and tabs)

- loads of net !!!!!!!!!!!

Tenterden, United...
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Oh! and don't forget the Marmite. :-O)

Edited: 11:10 am, February 24, 2010
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