- Mosquitoes like dark clothing and dark and dirty places. So wear light colors.
- If you do get bitten, rub some eucalyptus/chinese oil as soon as you know you've got a bite.
My mom's cousins told me to use dragon balm as a repellent. Unclear if that really works, but her words were, "I dab only a little here and there, and then, the bugs fly away as fast as they can when they come near."
The insect repellent I have been using is Repel's Lemon Eucalyptus one. All bug repellents stink and this one is no exception. Applying on a breezy balcony has been interesting (spraying when your mouth is closed is a good idea). It apparently beat out the 30% deet stuff according to Consumer Reports, and so far it's seemed to work pretty well.
Good chance I might find more interesting things when we go to the Chinese medicine shop. (Update: there's citronella patches that you can buy from the pharmacy.)