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isme888
1/23/2016 12:50 EST

We frequently visit JA. We have a home in May Pen and plan in a few years to move. As it is we go 1 or 2 times a year. My problem is mosquitos dem love me like KFC. No joke. Once the sun set I have to run for cover. A ten day stay gets me aprox 60-90 bites many blister over very bad and big like the size of a quarter. I try everything to keep them off. DEET deep woods off is the best but it stinks and my doctor warns its not good long term. I found tuna/aloe plant releaves the itch along with the salt water . But anything to keep them away?

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vicky35legs
4/7/2016 09:03 EST

the skin so soft range by AVON!! not marketed as mosquito repellent but i know plenty of people and myself included who find it keeps them away!

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isme888
4/8/2016 11:38 EST

Yes I have tried that. It works abit but they still bite its just smaller. Usually my bites are the size of a US or Canadian quarter.
I just heard of vitamin B but haven't tried it yet.
Thanks for rhe top.

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glee
4/18/2016 03:04 EST

Try garlic capsules, read mosquitoes don't like the taste. Mosquitoes are attracted by the smell of hosts blood type. I to be come a feast for mosquitoes. Also try Vicks vapours. Look on natural websites for information. I actually rubbed candle wax with the ingredients of citronella,need,lemongrass, lavender,eucalyptus,and tea tree. This candle is Blue Mountain Aromatics, made in Jamaica. This actually gave me a mosquito bite free night ,for one of the nights I was in Jamaica.

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isme888
4/19/2016 22:13 EST

Sounds interesting. I have not heard of garlic capsules. Vicks vapour rub sounds interesting too. I will do some research and get back on this. Will try here in Canada as summer is almost here.

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Mobygirl
4/20/2016 16:23 EST

Make sure you are perfume free.. and yes indeed the avon product works very well for some unknown reason

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djballsr
6/12/2016 22:44 EST

Have you tried REPEL? It is plant based lemon eucalyptus and deet free. It has a very strong smell, but works better than anything else I have tried. I bought mine through Amazon.

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isme888
6/14/2016 10:15 EST

Thank you for the suggestion.. I'm desperate to try anything. As I can't imagine what it will be like for me when we move to JA.
REPEL sounds familiar I think I have seen it somewhere and will look into it.
In Canada mosquitos still like me. Bites swell like a dime but don't get infected. Skin so Soft works pretty good and Off.
This summer I'm experimenting with Vitamin B pills..
With fingers crossed Thanks
Isme888.

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Vinnyvin
7/20/2016 18:48 EST

I too am an all you can eat buffet for mosquitos for the first two weeks I am here, after that they tend to leave me aloneish. Once you're eating Jamaican foods and are acclimatised I hope the same will apply to you!

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isme888
7/21/2016 06:49 EST

Thank you for the advice. We eat 70?Jamaican recipes but the ingredients are from everywhere in Canada. The longest I have stayed is 1 month = 150 mosquito bites with off repelent on every day. So far vitamin B is doing good in Canada (take 2 a day.) also trying to increase my garlic intake. I hope something works so I may move in peace. Already have screens put aside in JA for our windows when we move.

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stylistni
7/21/2016 07:50 EST

Oh wow! I've only experience tons of bites in Portmore & learned that they only come out during a certain time of night, for a certain period. Lol. It's so weird. My friends made some "repellent" with lemongrass oil. It calmed them down while sitting on the veranda, as well has having a fan blow on us. Although I'm not Jamaican, they didn't bother me as much as they did my friend (who is also American). I'd love to know what "cure" you find. Will you please let us know what ends up working for you?

Thanks in advance.

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Ronnie1945
7/21/2016 10:54 EST

So sorry that everyone seems to be having a hard time with the mosquitoes.
I invest in a few bottle of "Avon Skin so Soft " There is always some in my luggage, it never fails. Just rub it on the areas of your body that is exposed. You will thank me.
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Mikxx
8/15/2016 00:04 EST

Yo me de tell yuh live wit dat

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Mikxx
8/15/2016 00:04 EST

Yo me de tell yuh live wit dat

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Gardis
8/15/2016 07:17 EST

Excuse me??

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Cessj
8/15/2016 08:34 EST

I have used Avon Skin so Soft and have found it to be pretty effective. However, Avon now make a specific mosquito repellent as part of it's SSS range, and I also found that works good. And it has a nice smell - well, I think so, anyway!

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isme888
4/1/2017 10:44 EST

Hi everyone
I'm posting a reply to my own question on Mosquito bites as I just came back from 3 wks in Clarendon and have tried a few things:
First a few days before goung to JA I started taking Garlic pills 1000mg ×2 or 3 along wirh. vitimin B 1000mg ×3 day and continued throughout my stay, its not toxic as your body sweats out the excess and this is what the mosqiroes don't like- the smell it turns them off. (My husband assured me I didnt smell bad to him ) Along with this I tried the skin so soft from Avon as was suggested in the evenings & together it work within 80%.. I got 35 bites and only 9 swelled and 6 ouzzed.
For me Fantastic! I applied fresh aloe for the itch along with polysporen to the bad bites. But my miracle itch relief and healing cure is the Salt Water we went to Ochi, Salt River & Hellshire on day trips & got a jug of water each time. The salt is a wonder for healing. Just dip a cloth and apply.
(Still slept with a net)
Hope this helps someone else.

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isme888
4/29/2017 10:43 EST

I Just came back and have tried a combination of a few suggestions with success. A few weeks and 20 bites Amazing. Also stayed in Kingston a few days and didn't really use anything, so I know my problem is Clarendon.
1) Garlic pill - 3 morning 3 evening
2) Vitimin B - took 3 500mg day
Like garlic they are excreted in your sweat and change the way you smell.
3) brought citronella candle for the viranda at night.
4) Avon skin so soft. Used it on its own a few days and only got 4 bites-those were area I didn't spray.
I hope this helps anyone else who are mosquito magnets like myself.

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isme888
4/29/2017 10:43 EST

I Just came back and have tried a combination of a few suggestions with success. A few weeks and 20 bites Amazing. Also stayed in Kingston a few days and didn't really use anything, so I know my problem is Clarendon.
1) Garlic pill - 3 morning 3 evening
2) Vitimin B - took 3 500mg day
Like garlic they are excreted in your sweat and change the way you smell.
3) brought citronella candle for the viranda at night.
4) Avon skin so soft. Used it on its own a few days and only got 4 bites-those were area I didn't spray.
I hope this helps anyone else who are mosquito magnets like myself.

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isme888
4/29/2017 10:50 EST

I eat Jamaican food both in Jamaica and home in Canada 6 days a week. .
One thing different is in JA I am outside the city - lots of nature and more places for mosquitos to breed. Vitimin B and Garlic pills have been my greatest help.

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Bizbit
5/14/2017 18:18 EST

Hi,

Mosquitoes are awful everywhere but definitely a lot here in Jamaica. They do not like vitamin B12. If you maintain a high level of B12 in your body at all times (you can't overdose on it, high levels have no bad effects on the body) they will almost never bite you. I have a family member that is highly allergic to mosquitoe bites and was told by her doctor to take twice or more of the daily recommended amount in the United States, it worked great for her and I have been doing the same for a least 10 years. In the U.Silver. I don't get bitten at all and in the last 2 weeks in Jamaica I have only been bitten once and that was through clothing. They can smell it so uncovered skin is even safer than covering up, I'm not recommending that people go with no clothing, I only mention it as an example. Hope that helps anyone out there that needs it!

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Bizbit
5/14/2017 18:30 EST

I already posted a reply but want to mention once more, vitamin B12 specifically rather than a B vitamin with all variations is the most effective. You may already know that but figured it couldn't hurt to mention it. I used to get so many bites that it would ruin some vacations. I would hate for them to ruin yours or anyone's time in a place they love. Best of luck and wishes for a bite free life for you!

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