It's ironic that in many of the countries most plagued by mosquitoes that you rarely see window screens to keep them out. Here in Brazil where Dengue and other mosquito transmitted diseases are a serious problem the chances you'll ever see window screening in use are slim to none. Hard to understand when it's readily available here and so inexpensive.
Worse still it the unexplained phenomenon that some of us (myself included) seem to be "mosquito magnets". We're the ones that these little pests most love to attack and even in a crowd seem to leave everyone else alone.
If you don't want to switch your usual perfume for "Deep Woods OFF" or fill your house with the smoke from mosquito coils then planting lavender is a good idea.
William James Woodward, Expat-blog Experts Team