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    When do mosquitos start biting in HK?

    Can someone give me an accurate indication when mosquitoes start biting in HK?


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    Though you might encounter mosquitoes pretty much year-round in Hong Kong, they're worst from aroudn the time it starts warming up and raining more in March/April, till the cooler and dryer weather sets in around late October. My first March here, a friend remarked, "The day mozzies will be out soon," - and, sure enough, the little black-and-white striped daytime active mosquitoes shortly appeared.

    Source: http://www.hkoutdoors.com/health-and...hong-kong.html

    General mosquito in HK info:

    http://www.fehd.gov.hk/english/safef...-mosquito.html

    General rule of thumb, even at the height of summer, I seldom see locals wear short trousers when hiking, helps to avoid mosquito bites on legs.
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    Start? When do the blighters ever stop?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire ex-ax:
    Start? When do the blighters ever stop?
    Stop? It's 365 days a year here, sweetheart.

    Of course, the winter months tend to have reduced mosquito activity due to the cooler and drier weather. But "reduced" does not mean "terminated", so there is still a chance of you being bitten, just less likely than in the summer.

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    well, most mosquito are rather inactivity during cooler weather, ie, winter months, but lately, this year has been mild.


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    Haven't been bitten since the beginning of December...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Watercooler:
    Though you might encounter mosquitoes pretty much year-round in Hong Kong, they're worst from aroudn the time it starts warming up and raining more in March/April, till the cooler and dryer weather sets in around late October. My first March here, a friend remarked, "The day mozzies will be out soon," - and, sure enough, the little black-and-white striped daytime active mosquitoes shortly appeared.

    Source: http://www.hkoutdoors.com/health-and...hong-kong.html

    General mosquito in HK info:

    http://www.fehd.gov.hk/english/safef...-mosquito.html

    General rule of thumb, even at the height of summer, I seldom see locals wear short trousers when hiking, helps to avoid mosquito bites on legs.
    Thanks so much, I should have done my research better!

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    Bitten in December, January... but not yet in February!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire ex-ax:
    Bitten in December, January... but not yet in February!
    Sweet blood!

    I don't have a big problem, though they bite me they don't create welts etc that others get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by virago:
    Sweet blood!

    Yeah, I'm a natural mosquito repellent - FOR OTHERS!
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