Mosquito bites


How do you protect yourself, your family and community from mosquitos: Wear mosquito repellent.

Our pharmacist recommends:

> Repellents containing DEET are recommended for adults and children over 2 months of age and are effective for several hours. Repellents with lower amounts of DEET offer shorter-term protection and must be applied more often e.g. OFF products

> Consider an all-natural solution. Experiment with non chemical solutions such as Citronella (natural plant oil) e.g. BUG OFF products which are made in St Maarten

It is also good to consider/try wearing loose, long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors, eliminate standing water in and around your home and keep mosquitoes out of your home.

Friendly Island Pharmacy, Sint Maarten