Further update: I tried Odomos last night, but I think the effect wore off towards early morning as again got a buzzing in my ear. I also enquired at the chemist shop about the mosquito patch guards. However, did not like the idea at all of sticking all patches all over my hands. Nor did I like the price either - Rs.100 for a pack of 10, which means Rs.10 per patch. Nonsense - why spend so much for something I don't want to use really?
Gypsy: I think you meant in your response #571563 a recording of Sun's voice (you put 'her' instead of 'your')? Well, in the first place it would be good if you (like Sun) avoided silly sarcastic comments & did not take this thread topic in fun mode as per my request & give sensible suggestions only. Secondly, I get enough of a dose of ISCians during the day so would prefer not to have their voices in my ears at night. A little buzzing mosquito is more bearable I should say! With regard to the other suggestions, which were more to the point of the topic - we do close our windows just after 5p.m. as are aware of that tip of shutting them just before sunset. Yet, the mosquitoes are there, likely because we have ventilator windows above all the windows (ours is old type flat, not like the modern stuffy ones with no cross-ventilation). Those upper windows do have wire netting mesh though. We do not use Hit or any other of those sprays as we had read about these being non-environmental friendly. Do not like the idea either of buying those racquets. I find it cruel.
Venkiteswaranji: your response #571567 could be workable. I assume you are referring to ordinary talcum powder to be put over a moisturizing cream? Would not mind trying that out. If nothing else, I can have a fragrant sleep!
Partha: I think SOS is better since it indicates my other family members too who are being troubled by these pests.
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