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I have moved down onto an island where there are plenty of mosquitos. I have tried lighting coils, but they haven’t been greatly successful, and I can’t put them inside the house. I am also getting rid of any stagnant water on the property. Can anyone recommend a brand of mosquito band I can buy and wear?


Posted by bettythrelfo, 17th January 2014


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  • We were talking about the bands recently with all the mosquitos around,all great answers!


  • I lived in QLD for 20 years, and bands didn’t work. RID is amazing, and grow some aloe vera – I used to break pieces off and have them in a dish on our out door table, everyone knew what to do….. simply break the piece open, and apply the gel to the bite. Oh, limited success to sandalwood really long incense sticks from bunnings, but be careful as you stake them into the ground – may need to consider higher option if you have kids and pets x


  • I’m interested in seeing the responses to this as well. It looks like Avon is a recommended brand. Good to know. :)


  • the avon repeliant is really good : )


  • How did you end up going?


  • Yes they do work i found!!


  • love the avon bug products


  • My daughter uses the Avon Bug Guard and swears by it! She is like a magnet to mozzies.


  • I have tried the Parakito and am not a fan, they smell really bad and mozzies still seam to attack


  • the para’kito bands are meant to be great


  • I absolutely swear by Avon Skin-So-Soft Bug Guard, as it’s got Citronella oil in it, and it also moisturized the skin. For the pain and itching of insect bites, McGloins Animine lotion, which has calamine and lignocaine, works really well.


  • I have never actually heard of them before many thanks will look into this one


  • Para’kito is all natural and can be worn as a band or hung on prams.


  • there are some good comments here


  • You get a lot for your money and Samurai Insect Trapper really does work and are really sticky!! Just try and stick your finger in it and you will see. Anyway, caught some flying insects and they are good!


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