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Are you bite-able? Here’s why mosquitos are more attracted to some people than others...

Are you bite-able? Here’s why mosquitos are more attracted to some people than others...

If you’re wondering why you always get bitten by mosquitoes while your friends are a bite and therefore itch-free, then you’re not alone. Often, when on holiday with a friend or a partner, you may feel like you’re always the target whilst they get off entirely free. This blog looks into why that might be the case. Science gives a few key answers to this question. Research suggests that an estimated 20% of people are especially attractive to mosquitoes for various reasons. Although there is still much to learn about this, scientists have come up with a few possible ideas...

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When do mosquitoes disappear?

When do mosquitoes disappear?

Are you trying to avoid mosquitoes when you travel? Unfortunately, there aren’t many places you can go where you are guaranteed not to run into these pests, but what you can do if you’re willing is follow the temperature. Mosquitoes are cold-blooded insects, which means that their body temperature is usually the same as their environment since they don’t have the ability to regulate their internal temperatures. Therefore, they shut down when temperatures in their environment drop below 10 degrees - so mid-October to early November is when you’ll likely notice lower levels of mosquito activity in many parts of...

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How to keep your child protected from mosquitoes whilst travelling?

How to keep your child protected from mosquitoes whilst travelling?

Mosquitoes can bring with them all sorts of illnesses, and it’s often a common worry for parents on how to keep the little ones protected. Dengue, chikungunya and malaria are among the more common mosquito-related illnesses, and all of these can be incredibly harmful to children. Fortunately, they are preventable. Here are some ways to protect your family against mosquitoes. 1. Dress to protect One of the most effective ways of protecting your baby is quite simplistic, but it’s simply to minimise the area of exposed skin. Now, when you’re in the hot climates it can be difficult to weigh...

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Want to backpack on a budget? Here are four tips!

Want to backpack on a budget? Here are four tips!

It’s an age-old problem for many keen backpackers - they’re excited to head out and see the world, but they’re struggling to work out how they can do this on a limited budget. Backpacking doesn’t have to be expensive though, and in fact, there are many simple ways to make sure you’re making your money go further on your trip of a lifetime. This blog looks at just how you can stretch your money further, stay on the road longer, and ultimately have the money to do everything that you want to do whilst you’re visiting the countries on your...

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