Mosquito's in Bangkok

Old Aug 23rd, 2004, 01:48 AM
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Mosquito's in Bangkok

Is there a particular time of year when Bangkok succumb's to mosquito's or are they prevalent all year round ?.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2004, 03:48 AM
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They are around all year I'm afraid. Maybe there ara more mosi around during the wet season but at night you're guarantee to run into a few.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2004, 07:57 AM
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I have no clue why but I rarely get bugged by them.. I havnt been bitten in months.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2004, 10:22 AM
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i've been to bkk 6 times (oct, nov, dec, jan, feb and may/june) and never remember a mosquito...that includes around the pool after dark....other types of small bugs and flies but not mosquitos...they always get me too...
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Old Aug 23rd, 2004, 02:52 PM
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The only time I've ever been biten by mosquitos in Bangkok was a stay many years ago at the Amari at the airport... the lobby was full of mosquitos! I've never been bothered in Bangkok either before or since, so it's likely a matter of exactly where you are in Bangkok as well as when.
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Old Aug 24th, 2004, 04:47 AM
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Is it worse beside the river ?.
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Old Aug 24th, 2004, 04:54 AM
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what, are you looking for them or what.

like my mom tells me, if you look hard enough for something you don't want too find, you'll find it..
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Old Aug 24th, 2004, 06:45 AM
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Les, I always stay by the river and have never been bothered by mosquitos there.
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Old Aug 24th, 2004, 11:35 AM
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Mosquitos can be anywhere, in any town or city regardless where you are in the world. Some of us automatically attract anything that flies.

Being on the river in BKK one might see more mossies, but not all bring disease - Malaria, West Niles, Dengue or whatever. Some are around from dusk to dawn (Malaria or West Niles) while others during the day (Dengue). And it's not just water, but "still water" where mossie eggs can breed. If you are one of those people who has a sign that says "bite me" then protect exposed skin all day long, because you won't know what will bite when, of even "if"

Bangkok and Chiang Mai are supposed to be free of Malaria mossies, but mossies fly, so who knows. Again, if not sure or if you simply want to feel safe, use repellent and take prescribed meds as necessary.
 
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