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Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:42pm
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Nules

Posts: 7

Location: Moraira

We bought in Moraira earlier this year and have been out several times but noticed in both July and September the mosquitoes were really bad - this was also mentioned by family members who visited in August. We've stayed in previous years but not had this much of an issue - is this something others have noticed too? We do have a lot of bougainvillea plus lemon and orange trees and a couple of palms but don't think they would attract the mozzies ?? Does anyone have any potions creams or just suggestions that might help? We have the plug ins and the roll on repellant but not much use. We also tended to get bitten a lot in the day time too. Any hints and tips would be really appreciated. 

Thanks 

french martini

french martini

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Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:31pm

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Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:31pm

If you have any stagnant water around your garden or near your home then this attracts the mosquitoes, in plant pots etc from watering them or from previous rainfall. There is a spray in mercadona for your skin in a bright orange bottle that is great, it only costs a couple of euros and really works. Try plug ins also as this keeps them away from you at night time when you are in bed or watching tv etc. The mosquitoes won’t be around for much longer now. Hope this helps, nicola :-)

operationdinnerout

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Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:01am

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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:01am

I think Nicola means this one - see pic. Use 3 times daily. It won't eradicate all bites but will reduce them a lot. 

Steve

Nules

Nules

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Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:08am

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Location: Moraira

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:08am

Thanks very much Steve - great to have that extra info for spotting it in the supermarket. 

Nula 

operationdinnerout

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Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:15am

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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:15am

You're welcome Nula. Bear in mind it's only available at Mercadona. It might be low on stock as summer demand is easing. It's strong, smells pleasant and best of all it works. Dont use it on your face though.  

chris2727

Mon Oct 2, 2017 11:54am

Posts: 1

Location: Moraira

Posted: Mon Oct 2, 2017 11:54am

In Moraira there is a company called Fog Off who will come and spray your garden which kills the mossies for about 28 days , you can look them up on the web , they have a very good reputation 

Nules

Nules

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Mon Oct 2, 2017 1:15pm

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Location: Moraira

Posted: Mon Oct 2, 2017 1:15pm

Thanks Chris I'll give them a try too. 

Mazza1962

Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:57am

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Location: Moraira

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:57am

May be a bit late on this one but we've had a place in Moraira for 4 years now and this is the only year we have been bitten, when we were out in September (not bothered all the other months though) So I wouldn't go to the expense of doing anything to your property (sometimes I've seen ugly mesh type contraptions attached to windows) just yet, see what next year brings. :)

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