Advice on Repelling Mosquitoes needed

Cambodian missionaries being eaten by mosquitoes
January 31, 2012 11:23 pm
Hi!  My best friend and her family recently moved to Cambodia to minister and care for the street kids there (specifically children being held as sexual slaves)…apparently, word is out in the mosquito community that tasty Americans have moved in, because they (especially her children) are being eaten alive.  She said there were around 20 of them under her two year old’s mosquito net tonight.  They are, of course, using repellent, but it doesn’t seem to be helping very much.  There are holes in their house so there are LOTS of bugs everywhere.  Any ideas on a natural way to make their home comfortable?
Signature: Heather Wilson

male Asian Tiger Mosquito from our archives

Dear Heather,
Since you did not provide us with a photo to illustrate your question, we have found a photo of a male Asian Tiger Mosquito from our archives.  It should be noted that male Mosquitoes, which can be distinguished by their bushy antennae, do not bite.  The females of the species are the blood suckers.  We do not have any advice regarding repelling Mosquitoes, though there are many commercial products available.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to provide some comments to this posting and you may be able to relay that information to the Cambodian missionaries.

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