I’ve never seen a need on any trip I’ve done. Most camps will have a bottle of doom or something similar in your room. When you get back from hunt before eating dinner spray your room, kill the few mosquitoes that made their way in that day, then go to sleep once you’ve ate. I’ve never seen a camp thick with bugs.Has anyone ever taken a spray bottle and some concentrated permethrin to treat beds, nets, etc with?
I was thinking about it for my upcoming trip to Zim in June.
We bought some Avon Skin so Soft, I had been told that was really good but I will also make sure we have something with Deet in it. Spraying the room and the net is also a really good idea.
That’s good to know for this SeptemberMalarone made me feel very nauseous after a few days of taking it. We were in Zim in August last year, and there very very few mosquitoes. I never saw one in camp that I recall. Even when walking near swampy water, they were never a problem.
Exactly. Because, those Docs are professionals and would not offer a medical opinion without examining the patient first.With all due respect for the opinions expressed here, I haven't seen any opinion expressed by anyone who is a medical doctor, let alone one who specializes in tropical diseases.
Specifics do matter. If this was about dangerous game hunting and a person wrote they used some kind of rifle and some kind of bullets to go after buffalo they’d be criticized for not taking it seriously. Both malaria and dangerous game hunting can be dangerous to your health, but seems many don’t take this seriously. At very least it’s lost hunt time at $500-$2000/day depending on area. The post above didn’t say the seizures were caused by larium which has many documented significant side effects. Most people don’t seem to have any problems with malarone. Almost no one has significant side effects to doxycycline. It’s important to note as well, the mosquito that causes malaria doesn’t buzz so you won’t even know it’s there.I too took some kind of "Anti-Malarial" drug my first time in a malaria area (can't recall its name). Made me sick as can be BUT taking the antibiotics I had everyday reigned in the sickness until I ran out. But then I took my nephews supply and instantly was fine again. As soon as I quit with the anti-malarial the problem went away. That was the first and last time.
I’m sure some hunters have gotten sick at times in past, but it’s a non-issue for most all hunters. You are away from town and drinking bottled water. Your outfitter doesn’t want you getting sick. He can’t control if a mosquito bites you though.