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Old 19-02-2014, 16:01   #16
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Yes garden mint works.by companion way or by cabin door entrance.it works cos my wife was bittern in the most odd places ,but not now .just brought a leopard 40.name aristocrat c u in med from mark :
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While I was sailing around south of France ,Corsica and many Mosquitos ,one day I picked some garden mint for cooking the excess put in a cup with water near companionway ,from then on no more mosquitos.Ibrought the mint back to uk now growing in a pot ready to come with me to croatia ,Italy,France ,Spain ,this year
That sounds great. Can you be more specific about the type of mint? Any problem with customs?
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Old 21-02-2014, 10:46   #18
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I will try the mint but I think the best suggestion is to invite others aboard who are more attractive the the little gits.
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I will try the mint but I think the best suggestion is to invite others aboard who are more attractive the the little gits.
Right, Nostradamus,

Jim refers to me as his sacrificial anode. Ha. Ha. Not so funny if you're the only one being bitten. And downright dangerous some places.

It's way better to just avoid getting bitten by practicising the necessary clothing and extremity protection....IMO

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If you spent your childhood in bug-infested areas, it appears that your immunity is pretty high. I am not 100% sure about this but anecdotally it seems to be the case. I have no problem but my wife cops it like Ann.

So bad luck now that you are an adult and suffer! Good luck if you were a tropical kid!! Call your parents and blame them or thank them for your childhood geography!!
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I never notice the bites until about 48 hours, later then they inch. I use a cream which dulls it then it goes away next day

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I was turned onto this trick in Alaska: Hang some clothes dryer sheets around the cabin (tent). It makes things smell better & dissuades the mozzies.
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If you spent your childhood in bug-infested areas, it appears that your immunity is pretty high. I am not 100% sure about this but anecdotally it seems to be the case. I have no problem but my wife cops it like Ann.

So bad luck now that you are an adult and suffer! Good luck if you were a tropical kid!! Call your parents and blame them or thank them for your childhood geography!!
I have been bitten my entire life living in the northern USA. I am totally immune up here. Zero after effects from having drops of blood extracted by mosquitos.

Passing through the Caribbean, each bite by one of those southern mosquitos raised a nice red welt that lasted for 3 or 4 days. It made me crazy to get bitten. At one point, the next day after landfall from the Canaries, I had one welt per sq cm over a quarter of my body. That was learning the hard way.
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I have been bitten my entire life living in the northern USA. I am totally immune up here. Zero after effects from having drops of blood extracted by mosquitos.

Passing through the Caribbean, each bite by one of those southern mosquitos raised a nice red welt that lasted for 3 or 4 days. It made me crazy to get bitten. At one point, the next day after landfall from the Canaries, I had one welt per sq cm over a quarter of my body. That was learning the hard way.
As much as I hate wearing pants or being coated in ultrathon, it beats getting bitten by a mile.

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I have found that drinking a couple of glasses of scotch whiskey really helps. They still bite the hell out of you but you don't give a damn.
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That sounds great. Can you be more specific about the type of mint? Any problem with customs?
Not sure the name ,looks like ordinary mint But has very fine hairs on the top and bottom of leaf,grey green colour, I picked it in a fresh water etang. In France, cap d' agde .nice with potatoes all the best. Mark
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