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Mosquitoes

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:17pm
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Greg

Posts: 3

Location: Calonge

Joined: 22 Oct 2020

Hi all,

My wife and I are thinking of moving to the beautiful Costa Brava but we're concerned about the mosquitoes as we've heard and read that they can be a real problem. My wife is a magnet for them! Can anyone let us know what their experience is with them? Any information about them such as if we should be factoring them in to our decision about where to move (eg is the coast less affected, how many months of the year are they a problem etc) would be much appreciated. I know that there are measures one can take such as installing a mist system etc but I'd like to know your experiences.

Thanks a lot

Greg


Jen49

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:27pm

Posts: 2

1 helpful points

Location: Roses

Joined: 18 Oct 2020

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:27pm

Hi,  I take antihistamine tablets for various allergies.  When I get mosquito bites they never swell or itch. 

Woottent

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:00pm

Posts: 6

1 helpful points

Location: Lloret de Mar

Joined: 13 May 2020

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:00pm

Hi! We bought a house last year just outside Lloret. We loved the green scenery of the area so are learning to live with the mosquitos...

Late afternoon/early evening the worst time in the garden.

Patio where possible

Anti histamine

Cover up when possible

Afterbite pen, Iodine and vicks vapour rub good for soothing bites as is swimming in the sea.

My friend has a place between Malaga and Gibraltar and I've been bit whilst down there too so mozzies are all over.

Hope its helpful!

Greg

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:18pm

Greg

Original Poster

Posts: 3

Location: Calonge

Joined: 22 Oct 2020

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:18pm

Jen49 wrote on Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:27pm:

Hi,  I take antihistamine tablets for various allergies.  When I get mosquito bites they never swell or itch. 

Thanks Jen.

Greg

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:19pm

Greg

Original Poster

Posts: 3

Location: Calonge

Joined: 22 Oct 2020

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:19pm

Woottent wrote on Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:00pm:

Hi! We bought a house last year just outside Lloret. We loved the green scenery of the area so are learning to live with the mosquitos...

Late afternoon/early evening the worst time in the garden.

Patio where possible

Anti histamine

Cover up when possible

Afterbite pen, Iodine and vicks vapour rub good for soothing bites as is swimming in the sea.

My friend has a place between Malaga and Gibraltar and I've been bit whilst down there too so mozzies are all over.

Hope its helpful!

Thanks very much. Seems like we'll have to live with them.

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