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    cec1 is offline
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    Mosquito repellants

    Informative article about "best bug sprays!"
    https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/11/cnn-u...redHPcontainer

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Excellent intel, Dennis. Merci.
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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Quote Originally Posted by cec1 View Post
    Informative article about "best bug sprays!"
    https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/11/cnn-u...redHPcontainer
    Did you run this past our in-house expert before posting?
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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    good sleuthing... I have found that citronella oil works best but smells so strongly people tend to back away.. it's natural tho and I don't like to use DEET products...

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Quote Originally Posted by JEK View Post
    Did you run this past our in-house expert before posting?
    Shame on me for not doing so! I hope that he'll chime-in!

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Quote Originally Posted by cec1 View Post
    Shame on me for not doing so! I hope that he'll chime-in!
    Ding dong. Basically it’s the same as I posted but with different manufacturers.


    Andy

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Quote Originally Posted by elgreaux View Post
    good sleuthing... I have found that citronella oil works best but smells so strongly people tend to back away.. it's natural tho and I don't like to use DEET products...

    actually in the mornings, I use regular hand soap,,,I use a lot of water so its really soapy and rub on my arms and legs, I don't dry off the soap. the mosquitos won't come near me when I am having breakfast at maya's to go. I think the soap keeps the mosquito's from smelling sweat. I just know but its natural and it works for me. however dda does not do this a they are swarming around him.

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Quote Originally Posted by andynap View Post
    Ding dong. Basically it’s the same as I posted but with different manufacturers.
    the same but different
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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    We have tried everything all over the world- Africa- Australia- Way Up North-, Deet for us is the only reliable repellent- we don’t like it but it works.

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    I have had good results using "Net effect," a roll on, which is the USA version of Mosquito Milk. Last couple of visits to St Barth, MM was unavailable.

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Amazon- packed in your suitcase. Too much liquid for carry on.

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Moustidose Mosquito Repellent Milk Family&Sensitive Skin 50ml

    https://shopcosmetis.com/en/moustido...iABEgLWOvD_BwE


    We purchase a bottle of this on our first provision trip on island and it always seems to work well for us.

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Quote Originally Posted by j cam View Post
    I have had good results using "Net effect," a roll on, which is the USA version of Mosquito Milk. Last couple of visits to St Barth, MM was unavailable.
    After getting it first in SBH, we have been ordering it for years from these people: I give it as “gifts” to my friends who travel. We call it “ Eau de Saint-Barth”! The Forum has many past posts on it and I am still grateful to all of you:). I love it and it works well for me, even with sensitive skin. https://neteffectrollon.com/ Bonne chance!
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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Quote Originally Posted by davesmom View Post
    After getting it first in SBH, we have been ordering it for years from these people: I give it as “gifts” to my friends who travel. We call it “ Eau de Saint-Barth”! The Forum has many past posts on it and I am still grateful to all of you:). I love it and it works well for me, even with sensitive skin. https://neteffectrollon.com/ Bonne chance!
    Yes! I find it highly effective, and very neat to apply. I use it all summer at home, and have The Forum to thank for it.

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Quote Originally Posted by davesmom View Post
    After getting it first in SBH, we have been ordering it for years from these people: I give it as “gifts” to my friends who travel. We call it “ Eau de Saint-Barth”! The Forum has many past posts on it and I am still grateful to all of you:). I love it and it works well for me, even with sensitive skin. https://neteffectrollon.com/ Bonne chance!
    This product lists DEET, Moustidose leite ~Mosquito milk does not contain deet, but uses picaridin in its place.

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Quote Originally Posted by Max1030 View Post
    This product lists DEET, Moustidose leite ~Mosquito milk does not contain deet, but uses picaridin in its place.
    Unless they changed the formula, MM has Deet.

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Andy, this is so helpful. Merci.
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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    Andy, this is so helpful. Merci.
    Thanks Amy. We have been thru this before. Net Effect has Deet too

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    you can buy in most pharmacies on st barts the Moustidose range. they do multiple different strengths. I prefer the max strength (25% picaridin), which is equivalent to 50% deet but smells a lot better!

    your best bet is to buy a strong deet or picaridin one from your pharmacy locally before arrival.

    in the electrical shops you can buy mosquito traps (eg: Biogents). you can place these around your property (not near where you will be) and they attract and capture lots of mosquitoes. leave them on all day and night.

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Amy . . . is Mosquito Milk still available on SBH?

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    This is what we buy on SBH. It does not have DEET listed in ingredients list

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

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    This is what we buy on SBH. It does not have DEET listed in ingredients list
    It’s not Mosquito Milk.


    Andy

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Quote Originally Posted by cec1 View Post
    Amy . . . is Mosquito Milk still available on SBH?
    Not the white top one with green lettering. A couple of years already.
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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    How about some DEET-free options?

    Some people on Saint Barth are trying to protect what's left of the "environment" but with the thousands of gallons of fossil fuel burned weekly to create more and more energy, people who insist of freezing cold houses and heated swimming pools, they don't stand much of a chance... the Christopher Hotel has a nice eco-friendly program - one of the things they suggest is sleeping with the air-conditioning between 26-28°C.. we don't sleep with AC, so I imagine that would be comfortable enough but the hotel says most people set the AC closer to 23°C and leave it on all day even when not in the room, something else they are asking people not to do... we'll see if they get any takers....

    this is their manifesto:
    WORKING TOGETHER FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT

    #ChristopherForEnvironment


    At the Christopher, we are extremely aware of the increasing impact of tourism on the environment, especially on an island like St. Barthélemy. Since 2019, we have been taking important steps to improve the social and environmental management of our property, by encouraging simple, yet effective, measures.


    Saving Water

    Water is not an inexhaustible resource… At the Christopher, we have our own water-treatment and desalination systems, which allow us to be autonomous in terms of water production for the entire property. All equipment at the hotel, from the irrigation of plants to regulators on the faucets, optimizes careful management of our water.

    How can you help? If you want your towels changed, please place them on the floor. But like your sheets, towels do not need to be changed every day.

    Energy Efficiency

    By improving the energy efficiency of our hotel and by not wasting energy, we are taking a big step toward reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, and contributing to the preservation of our planet’s natural resources. Our air-conditioning systems were chosen for their energy efficiency, and all of the lightbulbs used at the hotel are low consumption. The hotel also has two electric cars and pedal-powered bicycle carts.

    How can you help? We ask you to please turn off all electrical appliances when they are not in use, as well as the lights and the air-conditioning when you leave the room. Avoid opening the windows when the air-conditioning is turned on, and please keep the temperature at a reasonable level (between 26 and 28 degrees centigrade).

    Limiting and Managing Our Trash

    Reducing, separating, and recycling our trash are now integral parts of our daily routine! Other improvements include electronic check-in and check-out, and a preference for eco-friendly products and purchases. All of our plastic cups have been replaced by mugs and glassware, our straws are ecological, and our printing is done on recycled paper.

    How can you help? Manage your trash using the two trashcans provided in your room, separating all glass and metal from the rest,

    Protecting Our Environment

    With a variety of 16 different plants and tropical flowers, the hotel puts nature at the heart of the client experience and invites you to stroll in the gardens to enjoy the various species that surround you. We also sponsor several projects that promote environmental protection and raise awareness for our staff, such as island-wide clean-ups or events dedicated to the discovery of local flora and fauna.

    How can you help? Our concierge service can suggest myriad activities that teach you about the heritage, history, and biodiversity of the island of St Barthélémy. Do not hesitate to make an appointment.

    Thank you for your contribution in helping us reach our environmental goals.

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Ellen- picaridin is a choice too.


    Andy

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Quote Originally Posted by andynap View Post
    Ellen- picaridin is a choice too.

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Quote Originally Posted by elgreaux View Post
    In case you haven’t read it here is a piece

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Just saw this, Very interesting.

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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    Click bait.
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    Re: Mosquito repellants

    I bought something like once and the bugs loved it, danced around it all night, I wouldn't recommend it...

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