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Take whatever the locals take when you get there

 

where are you headed this time?

 

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jungle works for me

Edited by Casino

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Not sure if it will work with foreign mozzies, but I was always constantly bitten here by everything , being at kids football training at dusk was constantly coming home full of bites in my scalp , arms legs. 

Telling someone at work about it who comes from Africa , he said, “ bet you eat a lot of bananas, they love them , stop eating bananas and take hay fever tablets from Aldi and you won’t get bit” 

tried this and true enough from being bitten every time I walked across a field I could walk through swarms of the things and not get a single bite 

the tablet of choice was 89p and must be the ones containing Loratadine as apparently mozzies hate that in the blood 

all I know is it worked for me ! 

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7 minutes ago, fatolive said:

Not sure if it will work with foreign mozzies, but I was always constantly bitten here by everything , being at kids football training at dusk was constantly coming home full of bites in my scalp , arms legs. 

Telling someone at work about it who comes from Africa , he said, “ bet you eat a lot of bananas, they love them , stop eating bananas and take hay fever tablets from Aldi and you won’t get bit” 

tried this and true enough from being bitten every time I walked across a field I could walk through swarms of the things and not get a single bite 

the tablet of choice was 89p and must be the ones containing Loratadine as apparently mozzies hate that in the blood 

all I know is it worked for me ! 

Interesting. Will remember that.

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30 minutes ago, fatolive said:

Telling someone at work about it who comes from Africa , he said, “ bet you eat a lot of bananas, they love them , stop eating bananas"

Must. Resist.

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My mate got covered in bites on his legs on a car ride out in the wilds on holiday, and yet all the pissheads had no bites.

 

 

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1 hour ago, worthy10 said:

Tablets or creams that work please?

Are you going away?

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Sprays containing DEET are really the only thing that will really stop them. There's plenty of old wives tales knocking about too such as taking B12 supplements, garlic capsules etc. They work for some people but not all

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We buy a spray called OFF! 

Seems to work on the wife & junior. I don't bother with it as even if I get bit, it does'nt bother me.

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2 hours ago, worthy10 said:

Tablets or creams that work please?

very thin veil

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Anyway

Best tip I ever got was in South Africa when I complained to a local about the bites I had.

”Fuck off home you pale English kaffir “

So, just stay in. 

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How do the mozzies know they don't like your blood with Loratadine in before they bite and taste it ? Do they see the packet and think "fuck that"?

Edited by ErnestTurnip

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I don’t get bit or if I do i have no reaction.

our Maude swears by a few things. Garlic capsule tablets but need to be taken 6 weeks before you go

Jungle spray

citronella wristbands. Pack of 2 from the £ shop, used these in South America and she didn’t have a problem and the mozzies there are like bats

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4 hours ago, boltondiver said:

Take whatever the locals take when you get there

 

where are you headed this time?

 

Bangkok, phi phi island and Phuket at the end of the month.

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We got there in the end

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Have I just appeared on the Wanderersways version of QI?

 

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4 minutes ago, MickyD said:

Have I just appeared on the Wanderersways version of QI?

 

Phileas Fogg visited fewer countries than Worthy.

 

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I am pretty fucking sure you have taken mozzy spray on all your other trips, use the same twatting stuff.

Other than that, use something with 50% deet.

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Jungle spray seems to work for me, think you can buy a can from home bargains.

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Mrs Manc bought two of them anti-mozzie bracelet things on the TUI flight to Dominican

Im like yeah OK. Got bitten twice. People wandering round our resort looking like they’d got measles it was so bad.

Maybe those bracelet things are effective after all??

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