Insect Bites On Holiday - Risks and Prevention


Not a fan of creepy-crawlies on holiday? Neither are we. Apart from carrying a variety of diseases, insect bites are itchy, unpleasant and can cause serious skin rashes if left untreated.      

But have no fear! Superdrug Travel have put together a useful guide to help you avoid those pesky bugs. There are plenty of things you can do to avoid insect bites and we’d recommend that you use a combination of these in order to successfully keep them at bay. In all cases, we advise seeking medical attention if you’re unlucky enough to be exposed.

First of all, there are several different types of insect bite to avoid:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Blackflies, Tsetseflies and Sandflies
  • Bugs
  • Ticks
  • Fleas