Long Term Lets in Javea, Moraira and Benitachell

Help with mosquitoes

Some of our clients moving to Spain get bitten to death by mosquitoes. Repellents are expensive and you could go through them like no one’s business, so we have this guide to help you:


At Home:

If you have already been bitten, use a hot spoon from a cup of tea or coffee to treat the bites as this stops the itch. You can also buy a cheap Aloe Vera plant, cut off and skin a piece then rub it onto the affected areas.

Make sure there is no stagnant water around and drip trays of flowerpots etc with water in them as this acts as a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Mosquitos hate wind so turn on a fan and point it towards you during the night.

If you have mosquito nets use them and keeps doors closed when not in use. If you haven’t got mosquito nets you can buy these and pin to the windows.

There is also a company called Fog Off who will come to your property visit and spray the bushes, hedges and areas the Mosquitoes like to lay eggs and frequent and this will usually last a month. The cost is normally around 50-60 euros but depends on the size of the area they have to treat.


To buy:

There are several cheaper options you can try from supermarkets such as:

Agua de Colonia – found in the shower gel department

Lavender water or Citronella spray

You can also get night-time electric plug-ins for your home

Mosquito coils and start burning them in a perimeter around your outdoor seating area early in the day, they last 8 hours.

Citronella candles


In Carrefour you can also find bracelets with a capsule of repellent. Worn on the wrist or ankle they are pretty effective

Lavender may be a favourite scent of many people but mosquitoes detest the scent of the purple flower. You can buy the plant from garden centres for outside main doors. Aloe Vera is another plant worth buying to deter them.


Worth a try:

These 7 mosquito repellent foods can be easily incorporated into your normal diet to combat your persistent insect bite problems so have a look and maybe add some of these to your shopping list.

            Garlic and Onions.

            Apple Cider Vinegar.


            Chili Peppers.



            Beans and Lentils.



Vitamin B is the only vitamin that has been tested to repel Mosquitos.

Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours like blue and black. To avoid extra mosquito bites make sure to wear light colours like white and khaki. Not only will they help deter the mosquitoes but they will also help you feel cooler by reflecting sunlight.

Switch to as many unscented beauty products as you can. That includes: hair sprays, shampoos, soaps and body lotions. Fragrances are known to attract mosquitoes, so perfumes and colognes should also be used sparingly.

Avon Skin So Soft is available at several places in Javea and some people recommend this.

Good old fashion vic vaper rub as well - apply around your ankles wrists and neck.

Finally, you can try your own repellent and the more well-known ones are:

coconut oil and citronella oil together and rub it all over.

1 bottle of blue mouth wash only blue. 2 cans of stale beer and a bag of Epsom salts - mix and put in spray bottle and spray around the perimeter of your property.


Hopefully some of these will work for you and let you enjoy the lovely summer in Javea and the surrounding areas. Good luck!

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