The best "anti mosquito" liquid ?

#1 Feb 20th, 2009, 03:49
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We will stay at palolem Beach for a week - what kind of the most effective and strong repelent to buy and where ?

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Originally Posted by adamsto View Post The best "anti mosquito" liquid?
Napalm.

For something with less of a "final solution" ambience, DEET is extremely effective. It comes in varying strengths, which only relate to how often it needs to be reapplied, not how effective it is. I don't know what sort of place Palolem Beach is, so I can't say whether you could buy DEET based products there.

What you almost certainly will be able to find is a far cheaper Indian product called "Odomos" which needs reapplying more often than high strength DEET, so it won't see you through a night in a mozzie infested room, but it does have a good reputation.
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Other alternate to the greasy odomos cream is gel / spary offered by Good Night.

Must be available on chemist shops
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Neem oil or other Neem products like soap, Citronella oil plus a burning mosquito coil should do the trick. Avoid DEET if you are concerned about toxicity or have sensitive skin.
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Tequila . . .

. . . in any tropical country that I've visited, I find that if I have a few shots of tequila, the mosquitoes don't bother me at all
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I've found all out to be generally better than the others.
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I was at Palolem about a week and a half ago and stayed ina beach hut so it was easily open to mosquitos. We did have a mosquito net provided for us and never received bites for the 4 nights we were there.

We stayed at "Papillon" and next to our sea facing hut nwas a small shop that sokd DEET. I can't comment on the strength as I saw it in passing.

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I read today that a mosquito has survived a trip into space --- on the outside of the spacecraft.

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Originally Posted by Haylo View Post "Odomos" [..] does have a good reputation.
Not with me it doesn't, having recently mistaken it for Colgate...

Stupidity aside, Odomos doesn't seem to work for me. I was told the mosquitoes are extra healthy here in Kerala because of the coconuts and bananas. (Perhaps the astronaut mosquito was Keralan!)

And Himalaya herbal Mosquito Guard is worse - I suspect it's just lemon-scented syrup because it's sticky and seems to attract the little blighters. Can't deny it smells nice though!

I've asked for Deet at many chemists but am met with a shrug of the shoulders or a blank look, or told to try the chemists at the next junction (there usually isn't one). Can anyone recommend a brand I can ask for?
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Odomos is DEET, but only 12%.

I like the smell of it, but wouldn't care to brush my teeth with it!

Himalaya Herbal make a wonderful joint & muscle rub to soothe aches and pains: it smells as if it ought to have a delicious spearmint flavour, but actually tastes disgusting
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Another variation on the Odomos routine (mine) is Mosfree..
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Odomos stinks! Try Good Knight. On the bottle it claims "Makes you invisible to mosquitoes" The best stuff has high Deet content, and of course, cover up.

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I hadn't realised that the N,N-Diethyl benzomide shown on the Odomos label was DEET (N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide) by another name. Of course I cover up but I have to stand around in classrooms at evening times with bare feet and no sandals, and this is when and where I get bitten the most. Maybe I'm applying it incorrectly but Odomos (cream/grease) doesn't seem to work for me. What I think I want is a high concentration DEET spray which I can spray on my trousers and keep off my skin. I've read that it's a solvent at high concentrations so it'll be interesting to see what it does to my polyamide travel trousers.
Odomos spray isn't listed on the manufacturer's website. Camlin's Repelmos and the Good Knight Activ Shield range look possibilities. Mosfree is DEET-free but I haven't ruled it out.
Thanks for the replies, chaps.
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I believe it is DEET, yes.

There is an Odomos spray. New product probably. I have one here, but haven't seen it in the shops since I got this one. The also do a lotion which I prefer to the cream, but that is not easy to find.
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Repellents come also with two other ingredients, Icaridin and Bayrepel (developed by Bayer). Bayrepel is considered equally effective as DEET, if not better. In some European countries you'll get Autan (brand name), which contains Bayrepel. I don't know under which name Bayrepel products are sold in other countries, though.

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