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#114363 - 01/08/06 08:50 PM Need Off! in February?
colibri2 Offline
Hi, all. We're coming to AC in early February. What's the scoop on insect repellant requirements? What strength of Off! might be required?

Also, we plan on doing some snorkeling. Water temperature OK then or ?

Suggestions?? confused
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#114364 - 01/08/06 09:30 PM Re: Need Off! in February?
1BKeeper Offline
I have been twice in February and have never even SEEN a bug.
I thought the water temperature was fine for snorkeling, and I don't like it too cool. It was over 80 degrees.
The days were very warm...upper 80s, 90s. After dark on the water it was breezy and long sleeves felt nice. Off the beach, the nights were warm in San Pedro.
It is a great time to go. (I have no other times to compare to, though.) 31 days to wait!

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#114365 - 01/08/06 09:35 PM Re: Need Off! in February?
snorkelgirl Offline
Hi B : )

You just got back! Sure wish I had your AC schedule....sigh....

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#114366 - 01/08/06 09:57 PM Re: Need Off! in February?
marge Offline
I'm bring Sawyers and Cactus Juice. I was wondering about the no-see-ums. Those pesky critters that live in the sand. My husband was not affected at all on Roatan. I on the other hand was bitten alive and didn't even know it until it was too late. My legs looked like I had the chicken pox after about 5 days. I didn't feel a thing. Then I itched miserably for two weeks after we returned home. Are they common on AC>

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#114367 - 01/09/06 01:05 AM Re: Need Off! in February?
obtuseangler Offline
What 1BKEEPER said. Last February, not a single biting insect.
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#114368 - 01/09/06 01:33 AM Re: Need Off! in February?
Windjammer Offline
No bugs last Feb. (except the Scorpion I almost stepped on) lots of skeeters & off used last July, only a few bites early Dec. Have never had a problem with the no-see-ums except on Caye Caulker. Water temp a little cool for me (very cold natured) but I survived & did snorkel. 34 more sleeps!! Woo hoo!!!

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#114369 - 01/09/06 01:48 AM Re: Need Off! in February?
WhiteWater Offline
marge, the same thing happens to me. Those bugs are here, but definitely a lot fewer of them now as opposed to the summer. I take benadryl, drink a lot of water, and use bactine, calamine, and a bandaid.

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#114370 - 01/09/06 02:11 AM Re: Need Off! in February?
1BKeeper Offline
Snorkelgirl, I think we need Windjammer's AC schedule! The twice I have been in February also happen to be the ONLY times I have been. It did sound like I may have been more in the last post. I wish that I had!

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#114371 - 01/09/06 03:07 AM Re: Need Off! in February?
Danni Offline
What about during the month of April? How are the bugs then? confused

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#114372 - 01/09/06 03:24 AM Re: Need Off! in February?
Windjammer Offline
1BKeeper, first trip 2001, 2005 Feb., July, Dec & starting 2006 in Feb for another bd & jumpin out of da plane!!! eek

Danni have been in Feb, May, June, July, Dec but not April yet, sorry. Can only assume they will not be a problem then. Actually, they have never really been a problem (and I am a bug magnet) until this past July and they were awful!Rain & no breeze. It was hot as hell also!

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