Protection against mosquitoes

Protection against mosquitoes is important in preventing malaria, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and many other infections. Anophales mosquitoes that spread malaria move during twilight and darkness. Mosquito protection should be taken care of around the clock, as other mosquitoes that move during the daytime spread other diseases such as yellow fever and dengue fever.

You are best protected from mosquitos with clothing that covers arms and legs and by using an effective insect repellent on exposed areas of the skin. Repellent containing 30-40% DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) is recommended for adults. Clothing and accessories such as a tent or mosquito net can be treated with 0.5% permethrin before the trip, which repels or kills mosquitoes. It is also possible to get insect repellent clothing and equipment from the camping stores. Dark clothes attract insects, so white and light colors are a better choice for the trip.