Archive for May, 2007

Results of Mosquito Repellents and Relievers

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketI am back from St. Lucia and after spending £60 on mosquito related products I am sorry to say I still came back with over 50 bites :(. I think in the majority of other countries the experiment would have been a little more successful but the mosquitos in St. Lucia are fearless man eaters! My poor sister was attacked more than anyone out of the group and she scratched them so hard they became infected and it was straight to doctor when we returned.

The self standing bed net was the most expensive product and although it worked when we tested it at home, the bed was too big in the holiday apartment so we didn’t end up using it. To be honest I think even if we did use it we still would have been bitten because it was during the early evening (dinner time) that they seemed to be out hunting the most.

I think I would have gone crazy without the £5.95 after bite clicker, I know it was probably psychological but I swear it took away the itching (only for a short period of time though). The repellent sprays and wipes did nothing but again if the mosquito’s weren’t quite so vicious I think they could have been better. Overall the after bite clicker was the most successful product for me in St Lucia but I’m still itching a little bit now!

How to Avoid Mosquitoes

  • Wear light coloured, light material trousers when going out for dinner and in the evenings.
  • Avoid using highly scented products such as perfume and aftershave.
  • Avoid areas with small puddles of water – they love still water.
  • If you see mosquitoes in your bedroom do your best to splat them before you go to sleep.
  • Keep your bedroom door and apartment door closed during the day if possible.