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mosquitos?

Postby jag » Sun, 20 Jun 2004 4:01 am

hello,

do you know if mosquitos are a problem in singapore? are there a lot?

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mosquitoes in singapore

Postby amanda » Sun, 20 Jun 2004 9:48 am

Yes we do have them, more commonly in areas where there are lots of greens and water (ie: ponds.)

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Re: mosquitoes in singapore

Postby jpatokal » Sun, 20 Jun 2004 9:21 pm

amanda wrote:Yes we do have them, more commonly in areas where there are lots of greens and water (ie: ponds.)


...but there are extensive mosquito control measures and your average condo/HDB dweller will never see a single one.

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Postby Yutenji » Tue, 22 Jun 2004 5:52 pm

Sorry, but need to completely disagree with jpatokal on this one.
your average condo/HDB dweller will never see a single one
Doesn't matter where you live, work or have fun, you -are- going to get bitten at some point. Obviously high-floor accommodation, away from watery areas you'll be much less likely, but even then ... watch out.
Having said this, I would say that because of the disease control measures in Singapore, being bitten is no worse than an irritation (physical -and- mental !). I don't think I've heard of anyone in Singapore catching anything from mosquito bites. Normal, sensible precautions will make this nothing more than an occassional irritation.
Good luck

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Re: mosquitos?

Postby jpatokal » Wed, 23 Jun 2004 9:20 pm

Yutenji wrote:Sorry, but need to completely disagree with jpatokal on this one.
your average condo/HDB dweller will never see a single one
Doesn't matter where you live, work or have fun, you -are- going to get bitten at some point.


Fine, I was exaggerating a little there... esp. since not too long ago I was griping about a mosquito infestation in my very own apartment, caused through personal stupidity when I left a toilet bowl (== still water) lid open during a long vacation. NBB's tip of adding a dab of detergent to the water before leaving has worked like a charm since then though.

But all in all, I was very positively surprised by the fact that mosquitos are much less a nuisance here than they are in my swampy & cold home country. I only bring out the DEET when heading out into the jungle (and I don't mean Orchard Rd during the Great Singapore Sale).

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Postby Harks » Thu, 24 Jun 2004 4:29 pm

Mosquito's can be a problem in Singapore, especially if you are prone to being bitten. The more you have been bitten in the past, the more you are likely to be bitten in the future, as they leave "markers" in you blood stream.
Prevention is key and you can use;
1. Citronella oil - they use this in BBQ candles, bad news is I can't find it here (they sell it behind the counter in the UK in Boots the chemist)
2. Take Vitim B as this "poisons" your blood, mozzies don't like the taste
3. "Off" sold in Watsons here seems to do the trick but it seems very potent and I only use it when I feel it is "high risk"
Dengue (spelling??) is on the rise and it's worth taking precautions against bites.
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Postby buzzifree » Mon, 26 Sep 2005 12:28 am

I wouldn't use off, or for that matter anything that contains chemicals. Try he below which i have been introduced by a friend. Really as claimed.

Personal Spray – with 11 types of essential oils and more.

Keep those mosquitoes at bay with Mother Nature’s help. Potent combination of pure essential oils and organic herbal extracts, with absolutely NO chemicals! Contains over 95% Organic Ingredients certified by world leading organic bodies to international organic standard.

How?
Spray freely over exposed skin.

Ingredients
Organic aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) leaf juice, purified water (aqua), organic bitter orange (citrus aurantium) extract, organic tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia) essential oil, organic blue mallee eucalyptus (eucalyptus polybractea) essential oil, organic citronella (cymbopogon nardus) essential oil, organic catnip (nepeta cataria) essential oil, pennyroyal (mentha pulegium) essential oil, organic lemon-scented tea tree (leptospermum petersonii) essential oil, natural gum, organic grapefruit (citrus paradisi) seed extract, neem (azadirachta indica) extract, thyme (thymus vulgaris) essential oil, pine (pinus sylvestris) essential oil, organic peppermint (mentha piperita) essential oil, organic lemon myrtle (backhousia citriadora) essential oil, organic lavender (lavandula angustifolia) essential oil.
Only S$15 for 125ml long lasting sprays. More economical in the long term than many other repellents.

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Postby kk_lass » Fri, 30 Sep 2005 12:44 am

Dengue Fever Alert...

No cure on Dengue .. it is all based on your immunity system..

Today TODAY newspaper stated that there will be sometime before the world gets a vaccine for dengue.. coz the drug recovery or circle is more than 15years.. And they are very much in the beginning of the process. They might have the first drug to be tested on human only after 2008. Anf in 2012 or 2013, they might have the first drug for patients for general..

So in the meanwhile, it is all our own effort to fight off this dengue.. Beware of this .. keep ur family and loved one away from this possibility..
Build ur immune system, and do ur part in preventing breeding mosquitos in ur homes.

Dun underestimate this .. coz there are people who are killed coz of dengue fever..
LEVERAGE ~ The ability to do MORE and MORE with less and less

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Postby kk_lass » Fri, 30 Sep 2005 12:52 am

Essential oil can help to prevent mosquitos or insects..
Check out for this ingredient CLOVE in them.. they can help to repell insects ..

See more info on CLOVE:
http://www.aworldofaromatherapy.com/ess ... -clove.htm

Get those which are ORGANIC too.. u dun want to kill the insects and mosquitos.. and indirectly slowly slowly killing u and ur loved ones.. right? :?

If you r troubled by this issue, can pm me.. I can recommend some good and effective products. So far, nobody complains abt my recommendation. In fact, they are very pleased that their problems are solved! :D

Cheers..
Take care
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