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Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Daira, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. Daira

    Daira New Member

    Are mosquitoes a problem everywhere and all year long? Do the local municipalities do anything to try to combat them, like spraying? I hate mosquitoes (who doesn't?), but I'm not going to let them interfere with my trip.

  2. Delilah

    Delilah New Member

    I would love to know as well because I really don't know why, but mosquitoes always choose to bite me and only me. This happens even when I am out with other people. It must be something to do with my blood type :D

  3. Aidan

    Aidan New Member

    I think your best bet is to always have some sort f mosquito or bug repellent; especially if you are planning to go on a trekking tour.
  4. Barbiebarbie73

    Barbiebarbie73 New Member

    From my very limitd knowledge of mosquitoes and their habits I believe that they are not present during very hot weather. Keep a mosquito net with you and there is this excellent cream called mospel. Apply it before leaving the house
  5. rz3300

    rz3300 Member

    When I traveled there about a year ago the mosquitoes were not a problem at all for us, and I really did not even hear much about it being a problem elsewhere. It did get mentioned, though, when we were reading up on the trip so maybe we just got lucky or the area we were in was just not particularly affected by the bugs. The weather was also very nice so maybe that had something to do with it. I would just say to do your research and find out as much as you can about the area that you will be staying at.
  6. Daira

    Daira New Member

    I am the exact same way!! I have to wear long sleeves in the evening in the summer to be outside and my husband will sit around in a tank top looking at me like I'm crazy. I feel like a walking mosquito snack!
  7. grace

    grace New Member

    Mosquitoes are usually prevalent in really wet weather. If mosquitoes in India are anything like the ones here, they seem to come out after it rains or when you are near a body of calm water.
  8. Ritika Sharma

    Ritika Sharma Member

    Mosquitoes in India are found only in rainy season. Use mosquitoes relevant spray in order to protect yourself from mosquitoes.
  9. AlapanB

    AlapanB Member

    In my experience, mosquitoes are an ever-present entity in India. They are more prevalent in humid weather conditions and less in the winters, but they're there. Except maybe in the mountainous areas where the climate is unsuitable for their breeding. You should always use a mosquito net while sleeping at night, and preferably use an insect repellant at the dusk and evening hours, because that is the time when these critters are on the prowl.