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Need Off! in February? #114363
01/08/06 02:50 PM
01/08/06 02:50 PM
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colibri2 Offline OP
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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

Re: Need Off! in February? #114364
01/08/06 03:30 PM
01/08/06 03:30 PM
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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!

Re: Need Off! in February? #114365
01/08/06 03:35 PM
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snorkelgirl Offline
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Hi B : )

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

Re: Need Off! in February? #114366
01/08/06 03:57 PM
01/08/06 03:57 PM
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Algonac MI
marge Offline
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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>

Re: Need Off! in February? #114367
01/08/06 07:05 PM
01/08/06 07:05 PM
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New York, USA
obtuseangler Offline
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What 1BKEEPER said. Last February, not a single biting insect.

it takes some green to live the dream...
Re: Need Off! in February? #114368
01/08/06 07:33 PM
01/08/06 07:33 PM
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Houston, Texas
Windjammer Offline
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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!!!

Re: Need Off! in February? #114369
01/08/06 07:48 PM
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southern california
WhiteWater Offline
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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.

Re: Need Off! in February? #114370
01/08/06 08:11 PM
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1BKeeper Offline
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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!

Re: Need Off! in February? #114371
01/08/06 09:07 PM
01/08/06 09:07 PM
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Stillwater, MN
Danni Offline
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What about during the month of April? How are the bugs then? confused

Re: Need Off! in February? #114372
01/08/06 09:24 PM
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Windjammer Offline
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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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