Hi Windsor. They love me too. Just find a good kid's strength Deet, and you will be fine. In AC, be sure to stay close to the water where you will get the breezes = less sand fleas. They are mean little devils, and I hope God has a particular place in Hell for them! Having said that, the only time they ever really ate me alive was one year when we spent New Year's in AC. I looked like I had the pox! Never been more than an irritation since. Just spray every day, and you probably will be fine. Don't miss the zoo, bugs or not, its great for kids. The signs are precious, so don't forget the camera.