How to protect yourself from mosquitoes?

@Nevena83 (26553)
Serbia
June 10, 2019 3:23pm CST
Good evening friends Many know that we had floods here and as a consequence of so much water, we have mosquitoes. Terrible insects that suck our blood. I hate mosquitoes. We have a tone. Do you have mosquitoes where you live?
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@DianneN (119355)
• United States
10 Jun
It’s best not to have standing water around. We have mosquitoes, but not many. I think I had two bites last year, and they itched like crazy!
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
10 Jun
We can not get out here, when it comes to the bigger ones. They put them in the house, but I killed them several, but they already managed to bite me.
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@DianneN (119355)
• United States
11 Jun
@Nevena83 They carry diseases, too. Be very careful and wear a mosquito repellent when possible.
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
11 Jun
@DianneN You're right. I've never thought about mosquitoes transmitting the disease.
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@didinedhia (6617)
• Algeria
10 Jun
Flitox
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
10 Jun
Is it a preparation?
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• Algeria
10 Jun
@Nevena83 no its pesticide jahaha
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
10 Jun
@didinedhia Then I would die.
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@LowRiderX (9181)
• Serbia
10 Jun
There are too many of them here, I used Raid but it does not help. Try the spiral that ignites. They do not like smoke that's for sure
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
10 Jun
I tried with that spiral before, but that did not work, but I thought I would ugusiti.
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@LydiaC (155)
• Serbia
12 Jun
@Nevena83 Net on windows and doors work for sure. And staying inside
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
12 Jun
@LydiaC Oh, that's what everyone says to me, but I refuse to put the net, because I would feel like in jail.
@evans777 (479)
11 Jun
Prevention is better than cure but I'll recommend vaccination
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
11 Jun
Vaccination against mosquitoes?
@evans777 (479)
11 Jun
@Nevena83 I think so. Isn't there one?
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
11 Jun
@evans777 No, I've never heard of a mosquito vaccine. Is it there in your country?
• United States
11 Jun
yes ma'am, they'd be here. such most oft not happenin' 'til late july... i use dunks 'n skeeter sprinkles (they'd be safe fer birds, critters'n other 'nsects) 'round places i cannot empty 'f standin' water. keepin' weeds down'd be 'mportant, too. they can produce'n the tiniest 'f puddles... 's fer keepin' 'em off yer person? i've nary a clue's to what essential oils y'ave access to there. ya might do a web search fer proven, safe methods fer such.
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
11 Jun
There are really many of them here because of the floods that we had and I do not think any preparations can help.
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• United States
11 Jun
@Nevena83 no ma'am, 'tis too late to prevent such. all one could do now'd be stop the future generations 'f 'em. there's many ways to keep 'em from bitin' ya though. non-toxic ways, both fer yerself 'n the others critters. do ya 've any vanilla 'xtract? if'n so, skeeters don't like ya smellin' like a yummy cookie fer some reason. there's citronella oil, lemongrass oil 'n peppermint oil that can be mixed with the vanilla to make such stronger if'n needed (sometimes skeeters, like humans, can be most persistent, lol) - jest add a few drops 'f each oil 'nto a carrier oil (somethin' light, like sunflower) 'fore applyin' to yer skin/'r clothin'.
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
11 Jun
@crazyhorseladycx I have an eucalyptus oil, would it help?
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@moffittjc (54775)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Jun
The mosquitoes here where I live are so big they will carry you away! We often joke that the mosquito is our official state bird! In our community, we control the mosquito population with bats. Hundreds of thousands of bats!
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
11 Jun
Whaaaat? Really? Are they biting you?
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@moffittjc (54775)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Jun
@Nevena83 Mosquitoes don't seem to bother me as much as they used to. Maybe it's because the bats are doing such a great job eating them! The bats are cute little Mexican fruit bats, they don't bite people and they don't look like the vampire bats we see on TV and in the movies. They just leave people alone and come out at night and spend all night eating mosquitoes!
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
12 Jun
@moffittjc Oh, I think my mosquito would eat your blind mice.
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@LadyDuck (223085)
• Switzerland
11 Jun
We have mosquitoes because it's very humid. I remove any source of stagnant water in the garden. I apply a spray when I go out, I use electric anti mosquito in the house.
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
11 Jun
Does this electrical preparation help?
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@LadyDuck (223085)
• Switzerland
12 Jun
@Nevena83 Yes, from the time I use those electric plugs I have no mosquitoes inside the house.
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
12 Jun
@LadyDuck That sounds good. Can the devices be spoiled, do I think they have a shelf life?
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@amandajay (19733)
• North Shore, New Zealand
12 Jun
We don't have many mosquitoes here in NZ. I see one or two rarely... But there were a lot back in SriLanka and we used citronella oil to prevent bites.
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
13 Jun
It's incredible for me to hear that some countries do not have mosquitoes.
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@amandajay (19733)
• North Shore, New Zealand
14 Jun
@Nevena83 it’s rare here
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
14 Jun
@amandajay That's wonderful. If they continue to bite me, nothing will remain with me.
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@moonandstars (16343)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
11 Jun
And already some traces of them on me
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
11 Jun
I'll be gone soon without blood. Everything was sucked.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
12 Jun
@Nevena83 And people hate vampires? At least they are cute, right?
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
12 Jun
@moonandstars I do not like their view.
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@ShifaLk (12852)
• India
12 Jun
Oh yes.. They suck whole of the blood... and irritate also... what do you do for them? we use all out vaporiser for it
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
12 Jun
I do not use anything, but they are terribly irritating, today they ate me again.
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@ShifaLk (12852)
• India
12 Jun
@Nevena83 ohhh.. Please try using them
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
13 Jun
@ShifaLk I think I'll have to buy some spray.
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@Gillygirl (29903)
• Sutton, England
11 Jun
Yes, they have been buzzing around. I wish they would buzz off
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
11 Jun
It's such an irritating sound.
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@Gillygirl (29903)
• Sutton, England
13 Jun
@Nevena83 Yes it is. BuZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
13 Jun
@Gillygirl ooooooo yeeeees
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@nela13 (20641)
• Portugal
13 Jun
There some bracelets to wear that prote t against them (never worked with me) and repellent.
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
13 Jun
I heard about necklaces carrying cats or dogs, but I did not hear about bracelets for people.
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@nela13 (20641)
• Portugal
13 Jun
@Nevena83 bracelets are very common here.
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
19h
@nela13 Incredibly. I've never heard of it before, but I think that mosquitoes would bite me in the face of protection.
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@May2k8 (9033)
• Indonesia
12 Jun
There are only a few mosquitoes here, and my body has been immune to mosquito bites.
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
12 Jun
Really? There are millions here.
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@May2k8 (9033)
• Indonesia
13 Jun
@Nevena83 yes there is only 1 or 2 mosquito here, every 2 days I always clean my water.
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
13 Jun
@May2k8 That sounds incredible.
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@skysnap (19902)
11 Jun
garlic leftovers if burned can keep the mosquitoes away.
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
11 Jun
Wooow , really?
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@skysnap (19902)
11 Jun
@Nevena83 yes I tried this method once and it works.
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
11 Jun
@skysnap I did not know that garlic could burn.
@just4him (156335)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Jun
Yes, we do, and thankfully they're not out yet. At least I haven't seen them yet.
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
11 Jun
They're out here and there are really many.
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@just4him (156335)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Jun
@Nevena83 I'm sorry you have so many of them.
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@porwest (14704)
• United States
13 Jun
We do, and while there are ways to manage them, it is still difficult. It would be especially difficult in your situation. I hate them if that is any consolation.
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
14 Jun
And I hate them. My legs look terrible, because mosquitoes have eaten them.
@Tendz09 (81)
13 Jun
We do have some mosquitoes here. So, sprays and creams keep them away for a while. When it's too hot or too cold, they just don't appear, so it's a bit relief from them on those days.
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
14 Jun
There are really many of them here because we had floods and now it's very sunny. They fly even in the heat.
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@snowy22315 (68397)
• United States
13 Jun
We do, but not as many as you would think. I put on spray if I go in the yard for any extended period of time.
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
14 Jun
There are really many of them here and it gets so frustrating, because I have bites on my whole body.
@Hate2Iron (12889)
• Canada
13 Jun
It doesn't seem to matter what I do... they still find me!!
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
14 Jun
Hahahahha, and they always find me.
@jstory07 (79131)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Jun
No mosquitoes here. The bites do itch when they bite you.
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@Nevena83 (26553)
• Serbia
13 Jun
No mosquitoes? Really?