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What can i do to get rid of Mosquitoes and keep them from biting me while i am outdoors?

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At times, occasionally i make a visit to the tropical countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bahamas and other tropics places. One thing that i hate the most while travelling in these countries are the presence of Mosquitoes. These tropics mosquitoes are deadly and can cause Malaria too. One of my relative's Son passed away, after he had been bitten by mosquitoes and he fell ill with Dengue Fever. He didn't realized it was serious until he started having a very high fever for days at a stretch. When he finally couldn't bear it anymore, he went to the hospital but it was already too late and he passed away without any treatment options.

I know mosquitoes are very hard to get rid of completely and scientist believes that Mosquitoes are important for Biodiversity and in keeping with nature's ecology and they serve as food source for some Amphibians, but come on, it is time to realize that mosquitoes reproduce like crazy and we all need to keep a check on the population of mosquitoes before it is too late. Mosquitoes are also a good carrier of deadly disease and since they love biting people with their needle nose, they can easily transfer diseases around from people to people. Even transfer of disease from Animals to People take places through Mosquitoes. Anyone who has been bitten by Mosquitoes would know what kind of feeling i am talking about. In Canada, we are lucky that there aren't much Mosquitoes around except for the parks and backyards but that is only during the nightfall or evening times. So far, Mosquitoes in Canada haven't been spreading deadly plague from persons to persons.

What are some of the good products out there in the market that can keep the Mosquitoes away when i am outdoors in the park or hanging around in my backyard? I tried Citronella products but i must say they aren't as effective as i thought it would be.
asked in Bridgewater by Dani Assaf (132 points)

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