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Good Mosquito Repellent for Cyprus



  • Nile
    Nile Posts: 14,930 Ambassador
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    As others have suggested, Avon skin-so-soft is effective. I would use it where you are going.

    However, if I'm going to a malarial country I always use Autan products. I have never been bitten using Autan.

    If possible, wear socks and trousers to keep your feet/ankles covered.......it's the mozzies favourite dining area.;)
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  • Cullumpster
    Cullumpster Posts: 1,481 Forumite
    Can someone please recommend a tried and trusted brand of Mosquito repellent.

    We normally go to Florida and don't bothered as much over there.

    I've heard it can be quite bad in Cyprus in July and would welcome any advice.

    Thanks in advance.

    Hi there,
    i've been to Cyprus 3 times now and to be honest i've never been bit at all let alone even see a mozzie and usually i'm the one with bites all over me, so you may be ok.
  • bylromarha
    bylromarha Posts: 10,085 Forumite
    I've been Money Tipped!
    Used Skin so Soft in India (though not type mentioned here, just bought bog standard one) Also used it in conjunction with eating garlic cloves twice a day. Worked a treat...and didn't smell too bad as curry was oozing out of everyone's pores!
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  • dobba
    dobba Posts: 29 Forumite
    I would recommend Bens 100 to anyone.

    Very effective, will last all day and doesn't smell and get to the back of your throat like most of the repellent sprays you buy in the supermarkets.. The pack may be small but a couple of sprays will cover your whole body and the pack will last for years of holidays.
  • dobba
    dobba Posts: 29 Forumite
    PS Bens 100 is available from


    Cost is £5.99

    People swear by it who have been prone to being bitten even through other repellents.
  • Otago
    Otago Posts: 108 Forumite
    something to also think about- I usually get bitten quite badly so try everything. In Oz before going to the rainforest, I took high potency Vitamin B1 and garlic every day. This coupled with repellant worked!
    P.s you need to have 2 weeks worth of B1 in your system before you arrive ;)
  • loopyloo_4
    loopyloo_4 Posts: 222 Forumite
    Oooh david, I thought you were my brother then! he he. (same name)
    I have NEVER been bitten in cyprus and am normally covered in bites everywhere else regardless of what repellent i use. However, someone told me a few years ago to wear a citrus oil and that seems to work for me.
    Have a fab holiday
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  • nikkig_3
    nikkig_3 Posts: 142 Forumite
    a good tip I was given is carry the mozzy spray in your hand luggage and as soon as you get to the arrivals lounge have a good spray especially if on a night flight!
  • trisha
    trisha Posts: 488 Forumite
    Boots own brand, I also use Boots Soltan Sun lotion with insect repellant and when I go out in the evening I apply Boots aftersun with insect repellant, I keep a rollon repellent with me and keep applying it to my ankles and feet etcwhen I am out in the evening, you have to wage war on them
  • HLK
    HLK Posts: 978 Forumite
    I'm also severely allergic to mossie bites, one bite can end up about 8 inches accross and half an inch deep.. and they LOVE me! Forested areas are the worst. I have tried everything but usually end up at a gp's getting antihistamine inhjections or a combination of creams and tablets. I was advised a few years ago to take calcium tablets starting about 6 weeks before i plan to travel. If I remeber to do this I'm usually fine, but I don't know the science behind it. I guess the 'silver lining' to this tale, is no-one around me for some distance seems to get bothered, and I do not let it stop me travelling.
    Going to try the Avon thing though, heard the SAS use it.

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