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mosquitoes

30/01/2017

How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites

Biting insects & mosquitoes can spread diseases such as Malaria, Yellow fever, Dengue fever, Japanese Encephalitis and West Nile Virus. There is a range of malaria tablets available to help treat and prevent Malaria. But did you know that there are also other simple, essential precautions that you can take to avoid being bitten, which reduces the risk of you picking up a deadly disease? KNOCK DOWN PRODUCTS: Use mosquito and insect killing or “knock down” products in the bedroom. Regular use of these products is necessary so that the... Read More

08/03/2016

Travelpharm’s Top 10 Mosquito Facts

We have put together a list of mosquito facts to ensure you know your stuff before you go travelling to malaria risk areas.   #1 Only Female mosquitoes bite:   All mosquitoes feed mainly on plant nectar and fruit for nourishment; however, the female mosquito requires protein from the blood to grow their eggs.   #2 Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water:   Mosquitoes are commonly found around water due to their eggs requiring water in order to develop. This normally means that standing water can quickly become a... Read More