Vitamine B1 as mosquito repellent - Page 3 - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-27-2016, 07:59 AM   #29
Senior Member
reeves99's Avatar
Name: Philip
Trailer: Escape 13 /Hyundai Santa Fe
British Columbia
Posts: 471
Icaridin is difficult to find in Canada as well. The Avon stuff is 10% Icaridin whereas the true bug products are 20%, I think.
When I use DEET spray I always walk well away from my trailer to keep it away from any plastic fittings.
Im going to try a multi-prong approach to mosquito control this summer:
Vitamin B1
No bananas
Avon Skin So Soft
Oral antihistamines. Diphenhydramine at night helps to reduce itching while I sleep. Maybe Allegra for daytime use would also keep the itching down.
I also have have screened shelter and the trailer has good window screens and a screen door.
But I also like walking and swimming and campfires so I just need to be vigilant.
I find the best after bite itch reducer is a hot spoon pressed on the bite (ice works too but I don't have that in the trailer). That will relieve the itching for hours.
Topical antihistamines or analgesics do little to help.
Thanks everyone for the feedback. I'm learning a lot.

It's not the size.....
reeves99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2016, 08:55 AM   #30
Senior Member
BatDude's Avatar
Name: Bat Dude
Trailer: Escape
Posts: 272
FWIW- Mosquitoes are attracted initially to Co2 levels around your body.
Living and working in the Central American jungles for 25 years we tried nearly everything.

Vitamins worked about as well as many "conventional wisdom remedies" tucking scented clothes dryer sheets into ones shoes to prevent ticks.

Ahem... Not at all...

We gave up on toxic DEET as it photosynthesized our skin and we would end up getting burned.

Long sleved shirts- never shorts etc. are the best option.
Cover up.

One does stop itching and swelling from bites once you have had a sufficient number and build up a titter.

Only took us about 4-5 years

Now in the Everglades and mosquitoes are knee deep. Many bites but no annoyance from them.

Bat Dude

Conservation biologist specializing in bats. Now stepping aside from paid $ bat work and just Scamping, painting and mentoring students
BatDude is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bigfoot 15B17G 1986, how pull out mosquito net? Gilles Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 3 08-02-2015 10:48 AM
Mosquito trap David B. General Chat 8 04-13-2013 06:40 PM
Skeeter Repellent Pete Dumbleton General Chat 16 05-01-2009 07:27 PM
Skeeter Repellent Advance Pete Dumbleton General Chat 9 05-29-2008 02:11 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.