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Insect bites

Post by louy » Mon, 15 Dec 2008 12:13 pm

I seem to be getting a lot of insect bites. Mostly they are around the ankles for some reason.

Any they itch like crazy.

I put some chinese cream to help the itching - Mopiko.

But how can I stop the bites ??

I dont even know where they come from and when they occur.
I originally assumed they some overnight, but I sleep with socks on now, and its still not getting any better.

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Post by durain » Mon, 15 Dec 2008 6:12 pm

most likely you got bitten by mosquitoes. get yourself some repellent. any good chemist will sell them.

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Post by louy » Mon, 15 Dec 2008 9:53 pm

How do you know its Mosquitoes ??

How can I stop it ??
I am using one of those ultra-sonic mosquitoes repellant. So I guess its not working then.

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Post by durain » Mon, 15 Dec 2008 10:13 pm

louy wrote:How do you know its Mosquitoes ??
coz when you are in singapore long enuf, you will know.
louy wrote:How can I stop it ??
I am using one of those ultra-sonic mosquitoes repellant. So I guess its not working then.
get some mosquitoes repellent that you spray/rub on your skin.

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Post by louy » Tue, 16 Dec 2008 2:17 pm

someone suggested sandflies, which kinda makes more sense.

When I was in HK, i used smoke bombs to kill insects in the room. Are such can available and legal in SG

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Post by louy » Fri, 26 Dec 2008 8:58 am

I am getting attacked by mosquitos now. I wake up almost every morning with at least 2 - 3 new bites every day.

Is this normal for Singapore ?

I sprayed the whole room with insect killer last night before I slept. Still woke up with three bites on my arm.

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Post by durain » Fri, 26 Dec 2008 9:02 am

so it's mostiquoes now, not sandflies? :roll:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 26 Dec 2008 9:10 am

durain wrote:so it's mostiquoes
Not sure what you had yesterday and apparently still having. But I want some of it!

louy's got a problem with sandflies & mozzies. I reckon he's sleeping on Changi Beach! That or in Sungei Buloh (more likely) :P
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Post by louy » Fri, 26 Dec 2008 9:12 am

These bites are different to before. Think my place is full of buggars !!

I took the sofa apart, soaked all the covers in dettol, and left the cushion out in the sun. Found some weird small black worm looking things crawling inside. But they are gone now. Hoovered all up.

Then I took the hoover apart the detol that as well.

These new bites swells up unlike before. and I have seen an increase of mosquitos flying. I tried the Ultrasonic sound device, that was rubbish. The those hippy candles do not work either.

Is it normal soo so many mosquitoes in the flat on a daily basis.

How do i know if it is just the same one flying around which I have failed to kill, or if I have a wider problem.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 26 Dec 2008 9:43 am

If you are having a mozzie problem in the house (a visible problem that you can see them) the odds are you have a pool of stagnant water somewhere in or around the premesis. Look at flower pots (standing water in the tray at the bottom), look at drainage traps for clogs, if you have galah pole holders on the outside of your flat check to see if they are covered or have a drainage hole at the bottom lowest point of the holder. Do you have any bucket turned over and have water laying in the lip of the bucket? If you are in landed property (e.g. have a garden) look for anything that is holding still water. If you have a garden with broad leafy plants like banana plants check that they aren't having standing water where the leaves connect to the stalk/stem/trunk. If you are in a standalone or semi-detached home check the open roof drainage system for clogs or partial dams made of vegetation.

Basically check for anything that is exposed to rainwater and ensure that there is not any standing water. Mozzies will breed in as little water as a bottlecap full. (if NEA does the inspection and finds any larvae you can be finded pretty heavily).

Read here for more information:

http://app.nea.gov.sg/cms/htdocs/article.asp?pid=675
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Post by durain » Fri, 26 Dec 2008 9:56 am

if you need hard core repellent, look for repellent that has DDT. but also do your own research on the use of DDT.

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