Gibbs River Road Mosquitoes

Submitted: Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 20:30
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Off to the Gibbs Rivers road in July and then Mitchell Falls can Sand Flies and Mosquitoes be a problems.
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Reply By: NISSAN - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 20:37

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 20:37
Hi Bat. We are going up there in Aug/Sept 06 for our first run. All the reading Ive done so far suggets "YES!!!!!" Everybody has some remedy but long looose fitting shirts and slacks seems the best if worn at dawn and dusk. Most sprays (Bushman etc) should do the trick. Some people suggest start taking Multi Vitamins a month before you go - Vitamin D is especially mentioned. Have agoo d trip and take care.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 21:01

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 21:01
I stopped at a real lovely little rest area in Dec 2004 called March Fly Creek rest area and the flying type was not the issue but the crawling type.....biting GREEN ANTS, could not even sit at the tables, Freshies in the stream there too

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Reply By: Notso - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 21:40

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 21:40
Did it June/July 2004. No problems on the Gibb River Road but up near Derby the Mossies were as big as Galahs. You could have filleted em for brekky.
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Follow Up By: Brian B- Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:49

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:49
We did it Aug 05 & found same.

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Reply By: Twinkles - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:31

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:31
Had a problem with sand fly bites in Papua New Guinea last year. Had same problem at Wingan Inlet. They love me. Met a chap on the plane back from PNG who said he had trouble with sand flies when fishing in north Queensland. He took vitamin B1 on someone's suggestion the next time and had no problems. I spoke to a local chemist and did internet search. B1 works for some people. Some people also say garlic.
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Reply By: Member - Collyn R (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 12:53

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 12:53
Yes. Take this seriously.

I and many others in Broome contracted the Ross River number the year before last. It's not fun.
Collyn Rivers
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Reply By: Longreach - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 13:35

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 13:35
For keeping sand flies away we have had success with a 50/50 mix of detol and baby oil.
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Follow Up By: Bat - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 16:33

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 16:33
Thanks for the replies and advice may see you on the road one day.
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