Providing crucial street wise information about St. Petersburg Russia

Believe it or not St. Petersburg suffers from an unpleasant mosquito season. This generally starts around April and continues through to September, although diehards can be active as late as December!

Fortunately the mosquitoes are malaria free, but seem to be larger and more persistent than the "average" type found elsewhere.

For daytime use, especially when venturing in rural areas, come prepared with some cream repellents or equivalent.

Ideally your accommodation should have anti-mosquito nets fitted to opening windows and vents, but should a lucky mosquito infiltrate the defences - the best method of suppressing their annoying night attacks is a plug-in repellent. These are widely available around the city and cost less than 100 roubles.