They itch for ever, and can bring illness, so how do you avoid mosquito bites in the first place?
Use a repellent that contains DEET (diethyl-meta-toluamide). This comes in various strengths — you’ll need at least 30-50% in order to ward off the biters.
If you can’t stand the smell, try non-DEET Jungle Formula, Bayrepel or Mosiguard, made from eucalyptus oil.
Wear long, loose clothing in light or neutral colours.
Use repellent on your clothes or buy DEET-impregnated items.
Avoid using fragrances.
Keep away from still water.
Stay indoors at dusk and dawn.
Sleep under a mosquito net, ideally one impregnated with insecticide.
While you sleep, leave citronella candles or mosquito coils burning or use a plug-in vapour deterrent.
a mosquito patch or armband that contains thiamine, or vitamin B1 — a repellent scent to mosquitoes.
Take anti-malaria drugs: malarone and doxycycline are best for short trips. Be aware, however, that some can make users photosensitive: no, not better at taking pictures, but more prone to sunburn.