Tag: mosquitoes

What is Dengue Fever?

There are a number of health concerns for travellers, with Malaria usually topping that list. However there are other insect-borne diseases and viral infections that travellers should be aware of, including Yellow Fever and Dengue Fever. While Dengue Fever is rarely fatal, it can easily ruin a week or more of your trip, and in some rare

Zika Virus: How to Stay Protected

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of weeks, you’ve probably heard all about what is being referred to as a global emergency by the World Health Organization. Zika Virus has been reported in over 20 countries in Latin America & the Caribbean, with Brazil currently the worst affected by the outbreak. If you’re

5 Insects That Will Try to Ruin Your Gap Year

Escaping the daily grind and travelling the world is definitely an appealing notion, but there are a number of pesky little critters who are looking to put a damper on your gap year fun. We’re of course referring to insects, including the infamous mosquito and hostel dwelling bed bug! With a few precautions, these insects

A Guide to Mosquito Nets for Travelling

Mosquitoes present a whole host of problems for travellers, from painful and itchy bites to much more serious, life-threatening diseases. So whether you’re visiting a country with a high risk of Malaria or often find yourself the main course on an insect’s menu, ensuring you have taken steps to prevent bites and insect-borne disease is essential to keeping

Deet Based Mosquito Repellents

For many destinations mosquito repellent is an important piece of your kit. Repellents can stop the irritation of bites and stings but more importantly it can protect you from blood borne diseases such as Malaria. With so many repellents on the market it’s dificult to know which one to choose. The majority contain the chemical deet