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Sand Flies on Kho Rong?

Posted by altmtl on 26/1/2013 at 20:23

based on a few reports I saw that Sandflies were a problem on Koh Rong - Is this still the case? Has anyone been recently?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 26/1/2013 at 20:31 admin

I've not been, but yes they're a common complaint regarding Koh Rong .

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Posted by altmtl on 26/1/2013 at 20:58

Geez, I wasn't too fond of Kok Maak because the same issue :(

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Posted by AbigailatPenhandInk on 28/1/2013 at 00:57 TF writer

That's the pay off for undisturbed beaches, I'm afraid! Less well-trodden sand gives the eggs a chance to hatch. Beaches on the mainland don't have the same problem, but that's because there are many more visitors ...

I'd recommend some good insect repellant and make sure you put in on in the morning before you relax for a day on the beach. Personally, a few bites weren't enough to stop me enjoying the white sand, beautiful views and peacefulness.

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Posted by stoneman on 3/2/2013 at 04:11

I believe they manufacture DEET based products to combat such things as sandflies.

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Posted by altmtl on 3/2/2013 at 04:17

Coconut oil apparently works.

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