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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

'Tis the season for mossies to bite me, falalalala-lala-lala!

No, this isn't a laughing matter. Mosquitoes are the bane of my life. For some reason, they abound and have been going on a feeding frenzy. Victim: ME
The other people living around the clinic do not have the same problem. 
Must be my Semenanjung blood!

Counted more than 20 spots on a single arm!

Damm itchy. I hope they don't leave scars!

I've tried almost anything to keep them at bay.

Bug sprays
I tried 2 different kinds!

Electric mosquito mats

A new anklet - A Mosquito band
Seems to attract mosquitoes instead of repelling them

Nothing worked! In the end I resorted to this...

Sleeping under a 'kelambu'

Had to modify the kelambu as I didn't want to go knocking nails into the walls. So tied one end to both the windows and the other end, I just hooked onto my clothes hanger!

It gets stuffy and hot sleeping underneath the netting, but I sleep well. Without having to scratch myself every now and then.

How then am I gonna keep this little buggers away at all other times of the day?
Any smarty pants out there with suggestions?

1 comment:

  1. We used to lived next to a rubber estate as a kid. Mossi come into the house most at dusk. Dad would light charcoal n Kam mun yin to smoke out all the mossi, then close all doors n windows. netting doors,windows is a Must.