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Old 14-07-2016, 14:51
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Sale, Cheshire
Posts: 110

Just got back from PP, well Saturday 9th actually. Got bitten on the last night. 3 on my right foot, ended up at the Dr and have been prescribed anti-biotics. Foot blew up like a balloon, don't think the flight home helped. Anyway I digress, I had been using a Tropical Forest insect repellant from Boots, which I presume worked well, (yep you guessed it, I forgot to use it on that last night). Won't forget next time.
Looking forward to living the dream.....
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Old 14-07-2016, 17:24
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New Forest
Posts: 656

I forgot my Spray in June and it is normally one of the first things I pack as I have quite a reaction to bites

I went to the Farmacia by Tamerells ( Very nice staff ) and bought something called I think Goibi ? It was Deet based but smelt pleasant and did the trick for me Would buy it again
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Old 15-07-2016, 14:56
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Leeds west yorkshire
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For some reason we didn't take or use anti bite spray this year, didn't get bitten once.Unlike a previous year, covered in anti bite spray, plug ins etc, got sixty eight bites on one leg !
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Old 16-07-2016, 08:34
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 107

No bites for us as a family of 4. In fact I didn't see any mozzis.
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Old 23-10-2016, 16:16
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 243

No mosquitos all year until the last couple of weeks - bitten more times that we can count - different as well - larger than normal and silent - no warning 'buzz'!
We do have a ground floor apt so we always get more but can usually combat them. Normal sprays, plug ins are not working. The rain has been very welcome but a whole years mozzies in one trip are not!
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:52
Join Date: Oct 2008
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Default Mosquitoes

Always here June/July but have never known mosquitoes like it!
Fast,Silent and Accurate! No warning'buzz'at all. Be aware.
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Old 13-07-2017, 20:15
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Location: Devon now.
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The last two weeks of June I did not get a single bite. Debs however did have 5 on arms and ankle. Two of them are still there.
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Old 14-07-2017, 10:08
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Sale, Cheshire
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Well same thing happened as last year nothing all week, then again on last night 4 bites. Little b*stards
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Old 16-04-2018, 11:07
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Location: Buckinghamshire
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I've been bitten...a lot
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Old 16-04-2018, 12:47
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 243

Thanks for the warning - I will be prepared when we come out on Thursday!!
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Old 16-04-2018, 13:42
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Location: UK
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Ive just been to India and used a Mosquito repellant called Odamos. It’s fantastic and cheap too, can be bought on Amazon. Loads of large mozzies in India and not one bite! It’s a cream which also contains almond oil and acts as a good aftersun too. I’m ordering some more for my holiday in Pollensa soon.
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Old 05-09-2018, 18:55
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Default Tortured by mosquitoes

We have just returned from PP after a two week lovely holiday, only ruined by the amount of mosquitoes. We were eaten alive night and day, we couldn't see or hear them, and no matter what we used or how many candles we lit it was really bad. Was this year worse because we have not suffered other years end always stay in the same area Pinerat. Just wondering thanks.
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Old 05-09-2018, 19:33
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Milton Keynes
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We found exactly the same thing this year. My wife often gets a bit bitten, whereas I never get any, but this year they got all 3 of us. We did the same thing as you, visited a couple of pharmacies and got varying degrees of repellent and relief cream, but the repellent just didn't seem to work.

The cream was good for calming the bites down afterwards, but 3 days after we returned mine suddenly got really angry and I ended up having to get a course of antibiotics! Only today have they just about gone, a week after we got home!

Of course, it won't stop us visiting in the future (summer 2019 is currently being planned), but your message makes me glad that it wasn't just us - although I'm obviously sorry that you had to suffer as well!
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Old 05-09-2018, 20:30
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: London
Posts: 238

The weather has been odd this summer (again) with rain and humidity so I wonder if that's the cause?

Avoid places with plants stood in saucers of water that attract biting flies for breeding and feeding.

Beach restaurants under trees and with decking seem a problem with a different type of biters.

If all fails, you could regard your bites as souvenirs of your holiday??!!!?
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Old 06-09-2018, 13:26
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Scotland
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Same for me this holiday, 2 weeks being bitten night and day but mostly day. Another week to go and never been effected like this in over 30 years. Have also tried creams and AUtan, also šandles. Back to norrmal next hear.
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