Replies: 12 - Last Post: Jan 26, 2012 12:16 AM Last Post By: callippo
Jan 23, 2012 6:14 AM
how easy is it to get mozzie spray in Cebu town? and where exactly would that be?
do they also sell the Citronella type?
Jan 23, 2012 11:14 AM
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Jan 23, 2012 11:52 PM
5The most common mosquito repellant here is a brand called 'Off'. It comes in a cream for your skin in different strengths and costs around 115 pesos for 100ml. They sell this in supermarkets like Robinson's, SM and pharmacies like Watson's, Mercury and Rose's pharmacy. Did you mean this type of repellant or the type you spray in a room? They sell the type you spray in a room too, again in supermarkets - Bayon brand is popular and costs around 70-100 pesos for a big tin.
Jan 24, 2012 12:50 AM
Jan 24, 2012 1:11 AM
Jan 24, 2012 3:35 AM
8i'd actually suggest taking it with you. how much vacation time do you want to waste trying to find insect repellant?
i had my toiletries bag removed when i was going through an airport terminal. it was compliant (transparent bag, correct size, etc). i didn't realise until later because i also thought i'd lost my wallet. anyway, i wasted a good couple of hours in a mall trying to replace all the missing items as (a) my accent was not readily understandable to the shop assistants, & (b) i had to visit multiple stores because i couldn't get everything in the one place
Jan 24, 2012 5:59 AM
9we will stay 4 weeks and pass Cebu town at least 2 times during this trip so could buy just as much we need until returning to Cebu City next time
will need several bottles in total and so far always bought it in Asia
had them leaking in checked in baggage on the plane once so trying to avoid taking spray for 4 weeks on the plane(s)
always doing some quick shopping if in a city and they seem to be easily available so thats perfectly fine, thanks all!
Jan 24, 2012 5:34 PM
10IF you don't have 7-11 in Cebu, Most of the following shops also keep mosquito sprays -
I have used them, and they are not bad.
However, it is more common in the Philippines to use mosquito coils (the type that are green in color, made from natural plant extracts, and either odorless or with a pleasant odor). I find the latter more effective. They are also more easily available - at sari sari stores and grocery stores.
Jan 25, 2012 10:30 PM
11If you don't mind a little smokey smell, I put them under the bed in an ashtray and let them burn all nite if no mozzie net and the bugs are bad. Just make sure you've got clearance so you don't wake up in the hot seat! They scented ones are a little like incense. And dead cheap too, usually under 20p a pack! If you see hooks over the bed on the ceiling and walls, just ask for a net, they will usually have one that will fit the hooks in storage.
Jan 26, 2012 12:16 AM
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