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    Default Mozzie spray

    What’s the best mozzie stuff can you get in France? Heading up the Vilaine and don’t want it spoilt by my wife getting eaten alive as she reacts so badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertj View Post
    What’s the best mozzie stuff can you get in France? Heading up the Vilaine and don’t want it spoilt by my wife getting eaten alive as she reacts so badly.
    Where I am in Western Australia the insects have died out. Thirty years ago we couldn't open the door at night without an enormous swarm of insects flying into the house and we couldn't drive our car without getting the windscreen splattered with the bodies of insects. Not any more.

    Be very careful with what you use.

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    Scientists Are Trying to Understand Why

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    If you’re not already in France, try to get hold of some Smidge.

    Otherwise, try a local pharmacie or supermarché for something labelled anti-moustique.

    Last time I went up the Vilaine it wasn’t an issue at all. It’s a beautiful river. Enjoy! Are you mooring up in Redon?

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    Default Re: Mozzie spray

    Rub on Listerine mouthwash. It works really well, and cheap too.

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    Default Re: Mozzie spray

    Deet spray has been recommended by someone in Scotland i have Avon Skin So Soft Original Dry Oil Spray
    from ebay

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    Default Re: Mozzie spray

    Failing all that, buy some large cigars for your wife to smoke.

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    You will have to take pot luck with what is available in the local pharmacies but if you are still in the UK buy a number of the after treatment sticks (After Bite) they give good relief when bitten, I have not seen them on sale in France. Likewise the Avon product is good as Citronella oil which I use occasionally when fishing in Scotland.

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    Default Re: Mozzie spray

    Mosquito coils smouldering on the bow.

    Jonathan

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    Default Re: Mozzie spray

    In summer we get very big mozzies and in some parts malaria carrying mozzies.

    We use a automatic mozzie spray that keeps refreshing the spray every 15 to 30 minutes through the night.

    https://www.mortein.co.za/products/m...ontrol-system/
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    Default Re: Mozzie spray

    Quote Originally Posted by KAL View Post
    If you’re not already in France, try to get hold of some Smidge.

    Otherwise, try a local pharmacie or supermarché for something labelled anti-moustique.

    Last time I went up the Vilaine it wasn’t an issue at all. It’s a beautiful river. Enjoy! Are you mooring up in Redon?
    Not sure as to where yet but get into the river and anchor somewhere.
    Suggestions always accepted.

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