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Postby a4gom » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:57 pm

I'll be on my way from the uk tomorrow, how bad is the mozi problem in Cyprus?
My family don't seem to be bothered by them but they love me.
Is there a local solution available or should I nip out and fill my case with repellents?

Help please....
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Re: Mosquito's

Postby bill cobbett » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:09 pm

Ah yes, the dreaded b'stard mozzies... selectively bred by generations of CYs to attack only visitors.

No known guaranteed defence to stop bites ... but a tube of after-bite relief is def worth packing.
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Re: Mosquito's

Postby kurupetos » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:49 pm

Just buy an electric Vape mat (liquid) from your nearby supermarket. :wink:
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Re: Mosquito's

Postby rotate » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:56 pm

bill cobbett wrote:Ah yes, the dreaded b'stard mozzies... selectively bred by generations of CYs to attack only visitors.

No known guaranteed defence to stop bites ... but a tube of after-bite relief is def worth packing.


No mozzies here, half way up/down the mountains. MARMITE :D :x works well in countries that suffer higher mosquito infestation.
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Re: Mosquito's

Postby Mikiko » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:56 pm

If you put an AIR fan at the room . No mosquito will approach it as they like only dry hot and static environment.
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Re: Mosquito's

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:44 pm

The air fan might work and the plug-in anti-bug devices work for sure - but when you are out-and-about, sitting at restaurants, trekking through forests or walking by water etc - you need to apply a repellent to your skin. Some perfumes/moisturisers* keep them away; also if you eat garlic or take large-ish doses of Vitamin B complex (large, but safe levels).

* "Avon Skin So Soft" - if you can get hold of it.

P.S, After a quick search:

Picaridin (icaridin) at 7-20% seems to be the anti-mosquito chemical that works best at the moment - and Avon does the 'skin so soft' with and without that too.

Or, you can go for "Natrapel" which is the 20% solution without all the other stuff. From chemists or travel shops? Works for up to 8 hours apparently on most of the nasty mozzies.
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Re: Mosquito's

Postby bill cobbett » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:47 pm

Yes, we pack loads of those plug-in things, found them to be rubbish.

What is effective in a room is that very powerful fly/mossie and everything else killer aerosol they sell in CY.

Can't remember it's name.
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Re: Mosquito's

Postby Tim Drayton » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:26 pm

From what I have noticed here in Limassol, there were a lot around in the spring thanks to the very rainy weather, but I haven't noticed very many in the past few weeks. There again, I may just have become used to them by now.
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Re: Mosquito's

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:00 pm

...interesting, citronella is one of the ingredients in a good syrup for baklava; its properties as a mosquito repellent are known.
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Re: Mosquito's

Postby Cap » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:05 pm

Fly screens.

No chemicals, ointments, lotions, potions, electrical plug in jobs, garlic, voodoo, prayers and incantations required.

Shut those bastards out and let fresh air in. Simple.
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