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Old 17-04-2006, 22:41
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We are going to Puerto pollensa on the 29 April not been to that part of Majorca at this time of year before so can anyone have any info on the mosquitoes at the moment.
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Old 17-04-2006, 22:42
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A couple of us have just got back from PP (as have a lot of people it seems!) and no one has had any sightings of the dreaded mozzies. I dont really think a couple of weeks will make any difference either, but its always better to be safe than sorry and take a few bits to tide you over. if you are worried about mozzies in the bedroom at night, buy a plug in anti mosquitoe, shut the doors and windows before you go out in the evening to make sure any that are there die!
Citronella candles work well too if you are drinking outside.

But I dont really think there will be any problems. Happy hols
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Hi ella..welcome to the forum!

I think its a bit early for mosquitoes but it has been warm this Spring so the little :evil could have arrived ! It also depends where abouts you are staying ..in the Port it is generally not too bad as long as you use plugs in the bedroom at night. It tends to be out in the countryside where a lot of the villas are situated that you seem to get more mozzies.

You could try putting marmite on your toast in the morning (as long as you're a love it as opposed to hating it person!!). I think its the yeast they don't like..but it seems to work for me.

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Old 18-04-2006, 00:10
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Even in August of last year we didn't see any...until we went to Ca'n Cuarassa that is, and were bitten like mad within ten minutes of sitting at the table.

I react badly and I think it was the restaurant's proximity to the marshy area between PP and Alcudia that was to blame.

It was intolerable and we had to leave which was a huge shame as it's one of my favourite restaurants.:rolleyes

But plug-ins are great and yes, as Belladonna says, the citronella candles help as well.

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Old 18-04-2006, 00:46
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Thank you all for replies i have a long list of items to protect
ourselves.At the moment it is garlic pills /tea tree oil but have to say the best is Avon Skin So Soft we go to Turkey every June so need it there. Once again thank you and just to say what lovly forum.Cheers
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Old 18-04-2006, 03:02
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Just be careful!
We live here and have been bitten regular throughout the winter. Infact my missus is sporting a bite the size of menorca on her left thigh at this very moment!!!
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Haven’t heard much about mozzies this year, are they any worst than normal, they normally leave me along, but as we are only taking hand luggage this means we cant take all the usual sprays and bottles of repellent?
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We were in PP the last couple of weeks but got back last Saturday. We did have a few mosquito bites and i saw a few myself however the situation isnt bad i dont think.
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I was bitten quite badly both in July and October last year. Last week I used the Avon dry oil spray which was recommended elsewhere on the forum and I didn't get one bite. Maybe it was coincidence and the problem just isn't as bad this year, but I definitely did see a few mosquitoes about. However, the Avon bottle is 150 mls so not suitable for hand luggage as you say, SWS. Hopefully you won't have a problem though. Have a great holiday
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Thanks Sparked and LK, hopefully as you say it isn't so bad this year, I have transferred some stuff into the small travel bottles but I dont think I will bother with mozzie cream, Thanks hopefully I will LK and I will report any problems when I get but, not many sleeps now
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You could buy the bottle and decant it to a smallers spray container for travel purposes. Think I may take my own advice on this!
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Posts crossed Bella, I have used the small travel bottles for some stuff, but you are still limited by the size of the plastic bag to what you can carry on.
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Old 29-07-2010, 13:49
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I don't think there are that many about now because we have had a long dry spell, however i would still suggest using repellent if you are anywhere near trees and plants, the only times i have been bitten this year were when i have been in the Gommar area.
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Old 29-07-2010, 14:03
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Ah, slight problem then Sparky as I am staying in El Pinaret
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Oh dear SWS!!!
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