Is mosquito repellent needed?

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tcarlyle
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Is mosquito repellent needed?

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Are there by chance mosquitos in the mountains? Such a quantity that we need to take mosquito repellent? Or tweezers to remove ticks?
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There are somemosquitoes, but ticks are a potentially bigger issue. They sell a spray called Off in pharmacies here, which repels ticks and mosquitoes alike. That might be useful.
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Does anyone have information about the tick borne encephalitis in Kazakhstan? Is the repellent sufficient? Are the ticks on animal or can they live in nature or blankets etc?
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They live in the trees. Getting the vaccination in advance is very very recommended. Also bring a pair of tweezers when you go hiking.
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Which vaccination is that? What disease do ticks carry?
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Vaccination for tick-borne encephalitis.

Look it up, it's something nasty.
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