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Insect repellent for Sandflies

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Insect repellent for Sandflies

Which insect repellent is the best to stop sandflies? Going away to Sol cayo guillermo in March and want to minimize the bites!

Many thanks for your help.

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1. Re: Insect repellent for Sandflies

I use Boots Pharmaceuticals Repel Insect Repellent Spray Tropical Strength.

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2. Re: Insect repellent for Sandflies

That's the one I've heard UK people talk about the most!

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3. Re: Insect repellent for Sandflies

It certainly works for me.

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4. Re: Insect repellent for Sandflies

Are the sand flies really bad!!!! I am going in July, we have been to Cayo Guillermo and didn't have any problems. Why would CSM be different.

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5. Re: Insect repellent for Sandflies

Iggie, this is a pretty old thread. But to answer your question, it really depends WHEN you are on the beach! On still evenings, yes it certainly can be really quite bad. If it's breezy, or you are off the beach by 4pm, then no it's probably not.

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6. Re: Insect repellent for Sandflies

Yes.0, I thought it was an old thread, really looking for as much info as possible, used to stay on the beach till 5.30 in Cayo Gulliermo and never had a problem. Just wandered on what repellant works.

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