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Can I buys me some mosquito spray in Thailand and do I need long pants?

Posted by Benjamin on 13/6/2006 at 16:50

Hi gang. This is my third post and I have wicked success with my other posts. This site rocks.

1) I am hearing that deet is a Thailand must. Do I need to buy it before I get to Thailand or is there ample opportunity to buy it there?

2) Do i need long pants and long sleeves to check out temples? I'm bringing a small pack and don't want to bring what isn't essential.


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Posted by jon_mak on 13/6/2006 at 18:49

Hello, You can get mozzy spray all other thailand and its cheap enough. I would recommend long pants but I have never been refused access to a temple for not having longs sleeves.


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Posted by petervienna on 13/6/2006 at 20:27

Hi Ben, buy the spray in Thailand, no problem and it is cheaper, too. Long pants for the temples - yes, pls, and at least a T-shirt with short sleeves, no muscle shirts !!!! pls, pay respect to the traditions of the country, the entry to a temple will never be refused, but..... Peace & Light ! Peter, Vienna, Austria

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Posted by exacto on 16/6/2006 at 17:18


we use something called sketolene. it is available at chemists and at other shops too. there are two kinds. the green label is citronella and eucalyptus based, while the yellowish label has 20 percent deet.

long pants are good for visiting temples, and for sitting in a cafe or bar on the beach, particularly at dusk. they don't necessarily need to be jeans however, and something lightweight is your best bet. a shirt with a collar, like a polo, goes a long way too if you need to look presentable. regards.

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Posted by jg on 30/6/2006 at 14:15

You don't need to buy repellant to bring. I brought deet (Off!) and it didn't work squat. What I find DOES work is anything with natural Citronella Oil. That stuff does the trick.
Plus - I always figure that you should see what they are selling/using in the country you are going to to see what works or not. Deet may work for N.American mosquitoes - but it didn't work for SE Asian ones for me!
Good Luck.

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