50 Tips for surviving Mosquitos in Thailand

After several weeks in Thailand with two children I’ve come up with my very own top 50 tips for surviving mosquitos in Thailand and anywhere for that matter. I hope they serve useful while in the tropics.

 

  1. Have a variety of sprays and not just one brand

  2. Use a variety of brands from home and away to see what works

  3. Try out brands native to the country you visit

  4. Use repellent on your body and your clothes

  5. Try roll on as well as sprays

  6. DEET works so carry some for extreme mozzies

  7. Use baby friendly repellent for young children under 1 year old

  8. White Tiger balm to ease itching and keep them at bay

  9. Sit directly under the blowing path of the AC

  10. Sleep under a sheet or covers at night

  11. Use a powerful fan covering your body while you sleep

  12. Wear long sleeves and trousers while you sleep – ensure baggy rather then tight

  13. Sleep under a mosquito net

  14. Use Citronella candles

  15. Wear mosquito bands – One on ankle and one on opposite wrist

  16. When clearing a room shake fabrics well to ensure they aren’t hiding

  17. Empty and get rid of stagnant water

  18. Avoid being out at night time when mosquitos are rife and cunning

  19. Keep doors and windows closed shut

  20. Block up holes or openings to outside like door cracks and non-essential vents

  21. Use a citronella electronic plug-in adaptor

  22. Fly swot visible mosquitos in a room

  23. Spray mosquito repellent into a fan or AC to spread it around a room faster

  24. Avoid maids leaving doors fully open when attending room cleaning

  25. Avoid accommodation in forests and near ponds

  26. Wash in Citronella soap or body scrub

  27. Avoid rooms painted or decorated dark where mosquitos are less visible

  28. Don’t hang around at sunset

  29. Don’t stay out at night time when mosquitos are rife and cunning

  30. Don’t let cleaners open your windows and doors while cleaning rooms

  31. Don’t have a beer and think you’ll be okay, mosquitos will still bite you

  32. Don’t scratch them no matter what

  33. Don’t use lemon, the sun may cause burns to the skin when combined

  34. Once bit use anti-inflammatories to reduce swelling and itching

  35. Use Tiger Balm White

  36. Take antihistamines if bitten

  37. Don’t sit outside during sunrise and sunset

  38. Shake clothes and linens for sitting mosquitos

  39. Take anti-malaria tablets

  40. Avoid swimming in the pool at night

  41. Don’t stand outside your door looking for keys – keep moving so they can’t land

  42. Avoid camping in tents where there is more exposure

  43. Avoid overcrowded dorm rooms where others leave open doors and windows

  44. Have adequate sealing around doors and windows

  45. Don’t fall asleep outside especially when approaching dusk

  46. Avoid tight fitting clothes that provide no protection such as leggings that can be bitten through

  47. Avoid sitting outside for evening meals at restaurants

  48. Don’t get sweaty, keep clean, they are attracted to body odours

  49. Don’t look them in the eye (well, they have over 100!)

  50. Re-read this list again just to make sure you’re covered

 

We currently use Incognito sprays and roll ons for our trip in Thailand

Incognito All Natural Deet Free Anti Mosquito Insect Repellent Spray (100Ml)

 

50 Tips for surviving Mosquitos in Thailand

 

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