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Discussion in 'Travel Talk' started by Susanc, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. Susanc

    Susanc Addict

    HI ALL,

    I Know I have asked this before but I have tried everything that there is to try in a chemist to stoop these f**** biting me including plug in stuff for the room and nothing works. I am looking for advise on natural repellents that will stop the mosqietos biting me in the first place and I know someof you have already advised me on some things that you can get in the chwemist but I have tried everything. I will try anything at all once ot works. This is a problem which can ruin someones holiday I should Know I had to get the doctor twice last year.Thanks in advance for your help

  2. **claire**

    **claire** Super Moderator

    as well as the AVON Skin so soft oil spray that i have told you about, you could also try this tip... buy some pure peppermint oil, put in a squirty bottle with some water & spray this all over, it makes you smell like extra strong mints, but the Mossies hate it!! also Limon cologne.
  3. Susanc

    Susanc Addict


    Thanks a mil Claire,

    I have been told that cintrinella oil can also be used in this way . Your a pet and thanks for the advice everything that I have used in the Chemist including stuff that SAS etc use doesnt work on me. So again thanks all the advice is really welcome.

  4. Have you ever tried those tablets which works witk electric. You can have great sleep if you connect one of them to the plug.
  5. Susanc

    Susanc Addict


    Hi Viva

    I have done loads of different ones in the wall and none of them have worked so I am waiting on a miracle I think. I will live in hope

    Cok tesekkur ederim arkadashim

  6. Well Sue...
    This is your destiny... You've got to get used to live with the mosquitos. Enjoy it :)
  7. Susanc

    Susanc Addict


    Okay so i will live in kusadasi brilliant and die of mosquito bite (not good)
    but its worth it cos i love turkey

  8. tracy

    tracy Fan

    Mozzies hate tea tree oil! I always take the 'teatree and mint source' shower gel and deodorant and up to now have never been bit. You can buy it from any supermarket and they even have a website! It doesn't make you smell funny so don't worry!
    good luck! Tracy
  9. tracy

    tracy Fan

    Sorry..I am going crazy! I have already posted that message so please ignore it!! ha ha I thought I had, but then looked and it wasn't there! ( I now I posted it somewhere else!) sorry again...I think I need some sleep!!!
    Tracy x
  10. Come on Sue, there are not much mosquitos as you think. They never bite me. It might be from the location of the hotel you are staying.
  11. Susanc

    Susanc Addict


    :evil: :x 8) :shock: :idea: :oops: :twisted:
    If there was only one mosquito in the whole of turkey it would get a plane/dolmus/taxi andfind me and bite me. Vivakusadasi if there is nothing that i am more sure of is that every f****** mosquito in turkey is madly in love with me and i wish they werent. Any way thanks for all the advice everyone and now I only have 2 weeks to go and I am so excited.

    Bye for now

  12. rincewind

    rincewind Explorer

    mecanic beats chemistry

    hi flynns,

    the best protection or even the only one is: don't let them reach your skin... so, in nighttime use a moskito net and in the evening use long armed shirts, socks and long trousers... wear something with a net over your head. That doesn't look cool but will help the most...
    here in germany we have a product called "Autan Family" that scores best in several tests but it lasts only approx. 5 hours and you have to use a lot.But it works last year when we were in Cyprus...

  13. Susanc

    Susanc Addict


    Hi rincewind,
    Thanks for the advice but I have tried there products before and still didnt work for me unfortunately. You have a very unusual name is it real or just a pseudoname. Have you been to Kusadasi before you should go the germans are great beer drinkers like the irish. Again thanks for thye advice

    Take care

  14. jonno

    jonno Banned


    i don.t if i mentioned it on this sight if your living in turkey ,go to garden centre and get a plant called melissa . i can,t remember the full name, it apparantly grows like clematis and ivy. i havn.t tried it yet. but i was told when you go into bars and restaurant..i was told that it was the plant they put on the tables. i think the locals call it "megri" can anybody confirm this , but when i come over in may i wiil try it anyway because last october was unbearable, but i think that is because . people that was suppose to clean our pool did.nt. and that is a breeding ground, also anywere wet or damp they love it. good luck with the mossies cheers jonno.;)
  15. **claire**

    **claire** Super Moderator

    A lot of the restaurants & bars have Basil (the herb) called Reyhan or Fesleğen in Turkish dotted around the outside (also found in & around turkish homes.


    I never really noticed this planted around Kusadasi, but i did see it when i went out of the tourist areas, planted in big pots outside Lokantas.
  16. tracie

    tracie Super Star Scouser of Söke

    hi there

    hi sue,
    claire is right the skin so soft from avon is the best thing 2 avoid mossie bites but it has 2 be soft&fresh it is the green 1 its the only 1 of them that works
    i am a aon rep in liverpool & all my customers swear by it
    hope this info helps u out
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  17. i heard that vitamin b tablets and garlic tablets for a few months before is meant to work. its meant to leave your skin/blood with a smell that they dont like but is undetecable to the human nose. worth a shot
  18. zeytin

    zeytin Connoisseur

    By taking 2 to 4 Brewers Yeast tablets a day for about 3 weeks before you go and while you are there has always worked for me, works the same way charbarrit said, the mozzies can smell it in your blood:)
  19. hevame

    hevame Fan

    Hi all. I also suffer from the blighters mossie magnet i am, does any one know if the Aqua fantasy resort is plagued by them. We went to Corfu last year and we were eaten alive, please tell me Kudasis isnt as bad as corfu for mossies?

    Im going in september any replies will be appreciated bless ya.
  20. **claire**

    **claire** Super Moderator

    i very rarely get bitten while im in Kusadasi, but im not sure if that is beacuse i cover myself in the avon skin so softy spray, or that there just arnt many mossies about.

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