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    You can find them in every small or big market. Are you sure it will work? I usually prefer DEET. about 4 years ago

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    They don't work quite as well as deet but better than "natural" alternatives. I'm severely allergic to deet and worry I won't see much picaridin during my monthlong visit. (Hard to find in States.) . Not using antimalarials pills, so without picaridin I'm basically at the mercy of the bugs. about 4 years ago

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    I'm the OP reporting back after a month on Thailand. Not one of the 7-11s or minimarts I checked had anything containing picaridin, as far as I could tell. I was somewhat off the beaten path much of the time, but even in Kanchanaburi and Krabi I couldn't find it. Luckily I brought little packets of it from home and wore long pants/long sleeves during peak mosquito hours. (I'm severely allergic to DEET and have found that herbal products don't work very well.) almost 4 years ago

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    I live in Thailand, and have traveled for several years to 20 third world tropical countries. Mosquitos transmit diseases other than malaria, and some can be dangerous. An example is Dengue Fever, which I've had once. Besides being miserable, if I get it again and it is a different type (there are 4 types), it could progress to a hemorrhagic fever, and be deadly. Try to be mosquito aware for several reasons. I had a U.S. company treat my clothes with a long lasting repellent (Insect Shield, you can send your clothes, www.insectshield.com) which is supposed to last for 70 washings. Seems to work, but exposed skin still needs repellent . almost 4 years ago

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