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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

Lowdown on Tropical Diseases & Mosquito Defence

Avoiding mosquito and insect bites during your gap year is paramount to preventing pain, discomfort and in some more unfortunate cases, deadly diseases such as Malaria and Dengue Fever. When you’re planning the trip of a lifetime, mosquito defence can often be the last thing on your mind, but a relaxed attitude to bite and

REVIEW: Pyramid Trek Ultra Mosquito Repellent

Back in 2016, Pyramid introduced their Trek Ultra repellent (formerly Repel Ultra). This micro-encapsulated DEET formula provides the same long-lasting protection as their now withdrawn Trek 100 repellent (97% DEET), while using only a third of the DEET. I got the chance to put Trek Ultra to the test on a recent trip to Southeast