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Post time 2012-5-15 20:55:22 |Display all floors
maybe painting some special flavour water on your arms or cheers ,the mosquitors will keep far away from you ever if you are outside during summer.but if you are at home ,you must't spray some flavour-water in your room,because it will do harm to your health and make your skin poisoned.

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LoneAcorn Post time: 2012-5-15 14:49
Who likes them? You have no choice if you sit outside during summer.
Mosquitoes have good vision.  ...

Every summer my legs are full of wounds .Sometimes I forget the lotion.In Greece we have them during the night but in China they visit me even at day time.
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xilaren Post time: 2012-5-15 23:15
Every summer my legs are full of wounds .Sometimes I forget the lotion.In Greece we have them duri ...

Seriously, be careful with mosquitoes that bite during daytime. They might be Aedes aegypti

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This post was edited by xilaren at 2012-5-16 17:00

we do not have them in Greece.Only when I am in china  maybe it is dangerous.
The name of the mosquito is greek though.It seems that it existed in ancient times even in greece
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Post time 2012-5-17 01:21:31 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Ratfink at 2012-5-17 01:27

It depends on whether you are indoors or outdoors.

Windows are best protected by the fitting of flyscreens which are a fine wire or plastic mesh that stops insects from entering via the window.  Flyscreen doors can be used to protect balcony doors and other entrance doors if required.

For outdoors areas a "bug zapper" is the best idea. This is essentially a 10-30W blacklight or fluorescent lamp that is encased by a high voltage killing grid. Insects are attracted to the light and hit the grid are electrocuted.  A good sized unit can protect upwards of 30 fen of open land provided it is located at least 6m from a bright light.

For personal protection, there are three good substances currently in use.  DEET, which is the most effective  in second place there's Icardin which also known as picaridin and finally Lemon scented Eucalyptus oil. Eucalyptus oil does require several applications. All of these will give a couple of hours protection at a time. For protection against the Ades mosquito (dengue fever carrier) if you are using Icardin you will need it at a 20% or better strength. Even then it will only offer a couple of hours of protection  (source Australian Army testing).

There are also various commercial sprays and so on that also work well but how well depends on the individual and how frequently they are applied. Some of them stink to high heaven too.  
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