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FAQ: How to prevent mosquito bites when traveling to the Dominican Republic

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

Avoid mosquito bites. These are the 5 best products to use!

No one looks forward to it: legs and arms full of mosquito bites due to the tropical weather. And especially after a rainstorm, you can sometimes be unpleasantly surprised by mosquitoes in the Dominican Republic. But this doesn't have to ruin your vacation at all! We share with you five products you can take with you during your vacation that will avoid and/or soothe your mosquito bites! Be sure to read on, because you'll thank us later.

Mosquitos are Mother Natures' way of getting you to slap yourself.

1. OFF! Deep Woods Spray

We start right off with the most effective mosquito spray on the market (we use it almost daily ourselves): the OFF! Deep Woods Insect Repellent Aerosol. Why is it our favorite? Because it offers non-greasy protection. So you won't have shiny legs or arms, nor greasy stains on your clothing from mosquito spray. And, of course, also because it is an effective way to prevent mosquito bites. You won't notice you're wearing it, but the mosquitoes will. So it's ideal!

Not a fan of a spray? Now you also have the wipes. OFF! Deep Woods Towelettes are formulated with 25% DEET, and protect against ticks, biting flies, gnats, and chiggers, and mosquitoes. Each box includes 12 individually wrapped Towelettes that are portable and easy to use. These mosquito wipes provides long-lasting protection for up to 8 hours, so that you can keep living life your way.

You can buy the towelettes by box: single piece, by two, six or in a big box with nine packs!

2. Murphy's Naturals Balm

Not a fan of chemicals and products that contain DEET? Then harness the power of nature with Murphy's Naturals Mosquito Repellent Balm.

A combination of plant repellent oils provide much-needed protection: Castor oil, Lemongrass oil, Rosemary oil, Cedarwood oil and Peppermint oil. Not only is it good for preventing mosquito bites, but it's also good for your skin. Because this non-greasy repellent balm applies easily with key ingredients such as olive oil and beeswax.

So the Murphy's Naturals Mosquito Repellent Balm is 100% DEET-free, contains no dyes, no synthetic fragrances and no harsh chemicals. Shop your balm here.

3. Cliganic Mosquito Repellent Bracelets

In addition to sprays and a balm, you can also opt for mosquito repellent bracelets. The Cliganic Mosquito Repellent Bracelets are a perfect example. They work with essential oils of citronella, geranium and lemongrass, which keep mosquitoes away naturally without the use of chemicals such as DEET or registered pesticides.

Not only are they stretchy, fit all sizes and ages, and can be worn comfortably on your wrist or ankle. You can also use them more than once. With their individual and resealable packaging, you extend their lifespan. That's convenient and durable!

Two packs are available: per 10 or 25 pieces.

4. Cliganic Mosquito Repellent Stickers

New to the market, and super cool for the kids, are the Cliganic Mosquito Repellent Stickers. And these, too, are DEET-free and infused with essential oil, of course.

This fun, kid-friendly print collection comes with 27 different designs. So kids and adults who love the outdoors can enjoy them. These will without a doubt make your vacation super fun and mosquito-free!

Could the prints be a little more colorful and playful? Then go for the kids collection.

5. Use a Mosquito Net

Finally, you also need your sleep and night's rest. And that's not always convenient with a spray or balm on your body. You can then opt for a mosquito net that you easily place over your bed. It is large, convenient to carry in your suitcase (including carry-on luggage) and helps you catch up on the sleep you need during your vacation. Sleep well!


Mosquitoes, of course, are part of nature and cannot always be 100% avoided. In addition to these products, we also recommend that you wear airy clothing with long sleeves or pants when possible. Finally, we would also like to point out that Keloke earns commission on the sale of these products through Amazon. Enjoy your mosquito-free trip!

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