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Insect Repellents

Postby baga_azul » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:54 am

Hi,

I was looking at a few “wrist band” and “portable keyring” Insect Repellents and I'm wondering if these things are effective. Did anyone use one of these things? Do you recommend? Which ones?

Thanks!
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Re: Insect Repellents

Postby condylus » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:22 pm

Nothing beats the effect of DEET spray! go for 50% (or 55?) and you are good to go anywhere!
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Re: Insect Repellents

Postby Zuleika » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:22 pm

yeah - i agree with Condylus, go for deet everytime - particularly if you are going somewhere very malaria prevalent such as Africa where it really matters, everything else is a poor second. However I do use the deet roll-on rather than the the spray as I dont like inhaling the stuff.
If your going to somewhere with just a few mozzies and no risk of malaria then you might get away with wrist bands etc
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Re: Insect Repellents

Postby bex_oak » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:54 am

Deet is definitely the way forward... make sure you have some savlon or afterbite just in case you do get bitten... just don't put 100% deet on your face.... it stings!!
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Re: Insect Repellents

Postby baga_azul » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:12 am

Thanks. I am going to Africa, where everything that bites is there. I was thinking of DEET + something extra. :-) But if those things don't work, then I'll use only DEET.
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Re: Insect Repellents

Postby lesliew » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:43 pm

When I went to Africa I used DEET in lotion form. I never got a single insect bite. I thought the lotion was much easier to apply than the spray, and I could be certain I didn't miss any spots.
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