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Concerns from a bug-phobe

  • rkmoilan

    Joined Travelfish
    15th April, 2007
    Posts: 6

    I hate to be a baby, but I'm getting concerned about the insect situation in Cambodia. I grew up in the tropics so I'm used to my share of cockroaches, crickets, etc. but I've been reading about SWARMS of nasty insects - even in the hotel rooms. How bad is it? I need to mentally prepare...

    #1 Posted: 30/10/2007 - 05:39

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  • princessdis-
    aster

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    30th November, 2006
    Posts: 36

    i was there in April and don't remember swarms of any insects, just buckets of them in the markets

    #2 Posted: 30/10/2007 - 07:53

  • somtam2000

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    No big deal at all.

    #3 Posted: 30/10/2007 - 08:58

  • rkmoilan

    Joined Travelfish
    15th April, 2007
    Posts: 6

    Phew! Thanks for putting my mind at ease. :)

    #4 Posted: 30/10/2007 - 09:51

  • charkey

    Joined Travelfish
    19th April, 2009
    Posts: 1

    The center for disease control site is pretty good and has good recommendations for insect protection

    #5 Posted: 19/4/2009 - 03:37

  • backpacking-
    asia

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    30th April, 2009
    Posts: 2

    Just bring immediate remedy -> your insect bites first aid kit. And of course a complete list of clinics or hospitals addresses in case of severe bites...

    #6 Posted: 30/4/2009 - 08:53

  • MADMAC

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    Posts: 6051
    Total reviews: 10

    I had this scorpion in my house... huge black thing. Needless to say, he had to go before he had a chance to sting my daughter.

    #7 Posted: 14/6/2009 - 17:50

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