Which mosquito repellent and treatment for bites?
these are very good for taking the itch out of bites;Posted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscriberDavid T wrote:
The Avon product is called “skin do soft” its
as good as any insect repellent imho.
Avon SSS is NOT an insect repellent. It gained a certain (justifiable) credibility against midges as a liberal application of the stuff was sufficient to drown them. Tests with mosquitos showed that it had no effectiveness whatsoever.Posted 4 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
Smidge. It’s permethrin-based but somehow seems to work better than other potions with that ingredient. Ii haven’t tried it for mosquitos.
Smidge is very similar in consistency to SSS so I suspect its a combination of permethrin repellent and and SSS midge-beak-blocking-slime.
SSS stops the bites but it doesn’t repel so you’re still in a cloud of the feckers even if they can’t bite you. Its not much cop against anything else that would bite you like mozzies, ticks, cleggs, ferrets, sharks or tigers. They’ll still bite you but they’ll regret the lingering oily aftertaste.
If you’re abroad then…. whatever people are selling locally is what most likely works. We had a locally bought bottle of citronella oil break in our luggage when we were cycle touring. We reeked, kept dropping things, cos everything was oily, and nobody would sit next to us in restaurants. Stopped us getting bitten thoughPosted 4 years agopictonroadSubscriber
DEET, beware, it melts plastic, (I leant on my bike saddle the other night with a DEETY arm and the cover came off attached to my elbow..) but nothing else works.
We took some DEET stuff to Canada and they begged us to leave it behind, it’s banned over there and it’s the only stuff that works.
I itch for weeks on every bite, no half measures for me, 50% DEET and accept the probable shorter lifespan.Posted 4 years ago
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