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mosquito bites

Postby wilverine68 » Tue, 15 Apr 2008 2:11 pm

these little gnats are making my life a misery, i'm guessing i'm not the only one? I need a spray that works, deet seems to only make them slightly annoyed but they still bite. argh!

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Postby Angiezz » Sat, 03 May 2008 1:26 am

Which do you usually get bitten, home?
And where do you reside.

I ask because certain areas have higher cases of dengue fever and when the authorities went to check, they found lotza breeding grounds which they later attended to.
Nipping the problem at the root can be a good solution coz if you don't you'll have to rely on repellent for as long as you're residing there.
Where I live; there're posters at every blk telling us "If they breed, you bleed". My nephews get bitting crazy when they visit, especially during rainy seasons.

Even tho I believe the residents do their job to protect their families, apparently we found the major problem lies at a P.U.B. restricted area which is 2m away from our void decks. Dead leaves & twigs cog up the drain and causes stagnant water to pool. Mosquitoes were flying ard there but because it's a governmental restricted area, no one accesses that abondoned area to clear the drains. So we called the town council and the NEA's dengue hotline to have it attended to. It helped.

You could try that too.
Meantime, I find that the brand "OFF!" is a good repellent. You might not be too thrilled that it's still a Deet repellent but it sure beats other less effective repellents, and citronella/eucalyptus oil which makes you smell like a walking plant...lol

Try the 'Deepwoods Sportsmen' series, which I just abt swear by. One tiny bottle lasted me years, thru 'Outward Bound' camps, jungle hikes and notorious countries or places filled with blood suckers. The one I use has 95% deet so a little goes a long way and can last thru the day. It's also a staple when I travel to indonesia, m'sia etc where breeding grds may not be kept in check.
They have one with 100% deet. However the this series might be hard to find in pharmacies, and those sold in drugstores usually contain only 15-35% deet, not very effective imo.

If it's your home, ever thought of devices meant to kill mozzies too?
Anyway, all the best in keeping the bites at bay, I loathe them to so I can understand how you feel...lol

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Postby wilverine68 » Tue, 06 May 2008 12:13 pm

yeah ,thanks for advice
mostly outside bites .live near newton and get bites almost every time i take my daughter to the condos park even though they fog this place regularly. They don't seem to bother my 2 year old as much...? guess they can smell the fear , huh?
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Postby singaporewoman » Tue, 15 Jul 2008 3:14 pm

Try using RoboCan. They are new in Singapore from New Zealand. Its all natural so it is safe around kids and actually works. Have a look on their website www.safeguardgroup.com.sg. They have a few different products for outside and inside.
-Singapore Woman-

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Postby mrsmonkie » Tue, 15 Jul 2008 6:26 pm

Have you seen those little smiley stickers that you stick on your childs clothing. My sister uses them on her bubba when she heads to the park.

I think you can buy them at the supermarket, but don't quote me.

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Postby ksl » Tue, 15 Jul 2008 7:11 pm

wilverine68 wrote:yeah ,thanks for advice
mostly outside bites .live near newton and get bites almost every time i take my daughter to the condos park even though they fog this place regularly. They don't seem to bother my 2 year old as much...? guess they can smell the fear , huh?
cheers

Drink a health vinegar from NTUC, they don't like it, also good for pets by the way, to keep fleas away just add a drop to the drinking water! I've only been bit once in 4 years and that was when i first arrived, although we don't see many in my blk, the blks on either side have suffered dengue.

It's very important to ensure your living area is clear, otherwise occupants maybe fined,

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Postby jason12 » Fri, 18 Jul 2008 3:44 pm

does drinking the health vinegar really help? anyone else tried it?

i noticed that some people just get bitten more frequently compared to others and especially those whose blood type at B+.

also i have some friends who tell me that the higher the amount of protein in your blood the more these pesky mozzie like to pay you a visit.. though i'm not really convinced of the latter

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Postby ksl » Fri, 18 Jul 2008 6:42 pm

jason12 wrote:does drinking the health vinegar really help? anyone else tried it?

i noticed that some people just get bitten more frequently compared to others and especially those whose blood type at B+.

also i have some friends who tell me that the higher the amount of protein in your blood the more these pesky mozzie like to pay you a visit.. though i'm not really convinced of the latter


Lets put it this way! If you are getting attacked every other day, by pesky mossies, you have very little to lose, drink it every day for a week, keeping notes on how often you get bitten, what i say to everyone is convince yourself....it works for some and maybe not for others, the only way is to try it.

Besides, you already getting value for money in the natural health benefits..that a side, it's a very good drink for digestion, if you get the right vinegar...make sure it's a beverage and not a tonic.

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Postby jason12 » Sun, 20 Jul 2008 9:05 pm

well said kel... there's nothing to lose anyway

i will probably give that a try the next time i pop by a NTUC

if it works, you will hear from me once again =) hehe

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Postby rain_bow » Tue, 22 Jul 2008 2:27 am

try powder yr body before bedtime. kinda work for me, no moquitoes bites.


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