Mosquito net for sleeping

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I've read several travel guides that advise bringing a mosquito net for sleeping. I'm staying in hotels/overnight trains and a week at an ashram. Is a mosquito net necessary?
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I would if I were you. Ashram Ive been 3 times and have used one each time. Some places you can move them with your hand.
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a net is the most non-violent form of taking care of the mosquito problem, partially. some people also have a plan of dealing with malaria, you can check the threads on that subject on this site.

the answer depends on when you are going to be in india, and which places. infestation levels vary with the heat, the colder it is, fewer the number[sometimes 0].
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Originally Posted by bell25 View Post I've read several travel guides that advise bringing a mosquito net for sleeping. I'm staying in hotels/overnight trains and a week at an ashram. Is a mosquito net necessary?
Bell - if you are staying in airconditioned rooms, then you probably don't need a mosquito net.

The answer depends too, on where you are travelling and when.

Much more important are insect avoidance measures:

Protect yourself with an insect repellent containing diethyl toluamide (DEET). This can be sprayed on exposed skin and clothing. (I prefer a stick myself). Morning and night, be disciplined.

Wear clothing that covers the arms and legs as much as possible (ie, no shorts, no short-sleeves)

Consider permethrin impregnated clothing (especially for high-risk areas).
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Thanks everyone for your advice

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