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more mosquito research #21261
07/17/2013 02:38 PM
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Hmm, here is an interesting article on why some people get bit more than others.


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Re: more mosquito research [Re: Nutmeg] #21262
07/17/2013 03:13 PM
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While I seem to possess none of the "higher risk" attributes listed in the article, I just know that if I don't tie myself to my beach chair I run a substantial risk of being dragged across the sand kicking and screaming as the mosquitoes haul me away to feast on at their leisure. If I'm around, nobody else even has to use repellant!
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Re: more mosquito research [Re: Flotsam] #21263
07/17/2013 03:39 PM
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Maybe bad genes. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" /> I'm the one who can sit there until everyone else is two inches deep in Off before I get a nibble. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Banana.gif" alt="" />


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Re: more mosquito research [Re: Nutmeg] #21264
07/17/2013 08:57 PM
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Not mentioned in the article was smoking.

I was totally immune to mosquitos when I was a smoker.
I quit 7 years ago cold turkey(and +40lbs) and now the little buggers love me.

One of the few disadvantages of quitting I have found since I had my last smoke. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Wink.gif" alt="" />

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Re: more mosquito research [Re: TomB] #21265
07/19/2013 08:12 AM
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TomB said:
Not mentioned in the article was smoking.

I was totally immune to mosquitos when I was a smoker.
I quit 7 years ago cold turkey(and +40lbs) and now the little buggers love me.

One of the few disadvantages of quitting I have found since I had my last smoke. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Wink.gif" alt="" />


I used to smoke 4 packs a day and the Mosquitos were all over me, I think I got them addicted to nicotine. I quit in 2006 cold turkey also but my drinking went through roof for about a year to compensate for the cigs.
Now I still get bit by Mosquitos unless someone just down from the states sits by me. They like foreign blood, it's a status thing. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Cheers.gif" alt="" />

Re: more mosquito research [Re: sail445] #21266
07/19/2013 11:51 AM
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I read the other day that drinking alcohol, as little as one beer, increases your attraction to mosquitoes. Apparently they can smell the alcohol in your perspiration and they like it.

What I take away from this is that if you're going to drink, you need to drink enough that you don't care!

Re: more mosquito research [Re: denverd0n] #21267
07/19/2013 12:07 PM
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Diabetic people are more at risk of mosquito bites because their blood has a sweet quality that mozzies love !

Re: more mosquito research [Re: Poohwear] #21268
07/19/2013 12:12 PM
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Does anybody know if you can by a Thermocell or refill packs at Kmart on St. Thomas?

Re: more mosquito research [Re: Twanger] #21269
07/19/2013 01:19 PM
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Re/ alcohol and it's attractant powers (speaking only of mosquitoes here btw), perhaps counter-intuitively, I have found that gin makes a pretty good repellant. Works best when just a bit is applied to ankles, neck, etc. And smells better than OFF. If you don't mind wandering around Cruz Bay reeking of gin. Which I don't. Mind.


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Re: more mosquito research [Re: Flotsam] #21270
07/19/2013 04:24 PM
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Flotsam: There are a lot of people who believe that it is better to apply the gin internally. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Wink.gif" alt="" />

"T'was like mother's milk to 'er!"


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Re: more mosquito research [Re: Nutmeg] #21271
07/19/2013 06:09 PM
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Thank you, Liza.


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