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Is mosquito repellent needed?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:08 pm
by tcarlyle
Are there by chance mosquitos in the mountains? Such a quantity that we need to take mosquito repellent? Or tweezers to remove ticks?

Re: Is mosquito repellent needed?

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:42 am
by steven
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.

Re: Is mosquito repellent needed?

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:40 pm
by Nevermind
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?

Re: Is mosquito repellent needed?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:58 am
by steven
They live in the trees. Getting the vaccination in advance is very very recommended. Also bring a pair of tweezers when you go hiking.

Re: Is mosquito repellent needed?

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:44 am
by lissie45
Which vaccination is that? What disease do ticks carry?

Re: Is mosquito repellent needed?

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:50 am
by steven
Vaccination for tick-borne encephalitis.

Look it up, it's something nasty.