It's a bug's life this summer
A perfect storm of scorching weather and thunderstorms have made it a bumper summer for bugs - not just mosquitoes but other creepy crawlies which can give you even nastier bites.
Everyone has their own bite remedies, from drinking gin to eating garlic. But what really works?
Here to separate the fact from the fiction is Dr James Logan from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Look for products containing DEET, especially if you're going to tropical countries - a natural alternative is PMD (lemon eucalyptus)
Vitamin B, marmite and garlic do no repel mosquitoes