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Re: Mosquitoes #34556
02/28/01 12:54 PM
02/28/01 12:54 PM
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Shreveport, La, USA
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We went July 9-16, 2000, only had skeeters on two nights when the wind quit and it got still at night. They were pretty bad.(I'm from Louisiana, and I've seen worse), but they were gone the next day. Hey, but the light winds really helped the tarpon fishing. There's good in everything.

Re: Mosquitoes #34557
02/28/01 01:10 PM
02/28/01 01:10 PM
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This is one subject that is probably most discussed here. [Linked Image]

Planning is everything! Anytime you go somewhere tropical....at some point....bugs will be an issue.

I say....3 things that are a must to have on hand in Belize. Sunscreen, Bug repellent and flashlight.

As long as you do that....you should be ok.

Just go prepared and don't worry about the bugs.....worry about having fun! [Linked Image]

Oh yea....I almost forgot....if you're one of these people that still gets bitten even with steel armour on....then pack some Calamine lotion and some Benadryl cream or hydrocortisone cream. At least then you'll be comfortable.

Re: Mosquitoes #34558
02/28/01 03:37 PM
02/28/01 03:37 PM
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Laguna Beach, CA, USA
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We where on Ambergris Caye the first week of September last year which is peak Skeeter season and the strange thing was the first several nights there where no Mosquitos and than one night there where lots of them in the evening. Even so it was windy they where on attack mode. But after putting on some 100% DEET they stayed away. I guess it can change by the day.

Re: Mosquitoes #34559
02/28/01 03:41 PM
02/28/01 03:41 PM
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San Jose, CA USA
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Another trick I learned if those buggers do get you is to use a little Tiger Balm on the bite. It takes the sting and itch out well. I used it while in Africa for both bug bites and its intended use - sore muscles.


Gela's AC Motto: "All Roads Used to Lead to BC's - Now They Lead to Hurricane's!"
Re: Mosquitoes #34560
02/28/01 03:42 PM
02/28/01 03:42 PM
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Take two tablets Vitamin B Complex per day for a week before you go. I was as leery as anybody, but I had heard it from too many trusted sources. Tried it...it works. Even one of the MD's in AC gave them to our son when the sand flies grabbed him at Christmas. In SP it is possible to get the vitamin B in an injection form, package of 6 or so.

Re: Mosquitoes #34561
03/01/01 02:49 AM
03/01/01 02:49 AM
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Arcata, CA USA
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We just returned (Feb 22) and saw lots of mosquitoes. Our son was bitten the most (tender young thing), and we were spotted somewhat. Do bring your bug spray. We bought some coils to burn at night, but it didn't seem to help.
Luckily, we didn't find the bites to itch or sting.
We forgot to bring the spray when we went to the far South end of the island during the DAY, and there were a number of curious biting flies (the dumpis at that end). So, bring your lotions with you, or just use a sun screen with repellent in it (there's one made for kids, so it should be pretty safe).
The winds didn't seem to matter.
Enjoy!

Re: Mosquitoes #34562
03/01/01 11:32 AM
03/01/01 11:32 AM
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Truly amazing, I left on Feb. 22 also, and had been there for 2 weeks, and did not get one bite from any kind of bug or mosquito.
Never used any spray. I traveled up to Basil Jones Resort about 12 1/2 miles north, by boat, and walked the beach for about one hour.
Then to Captain Morgan's by golf cart, and all the way south beyond the resorts on a cart. Also toured the backside on golf cart back to Bill's place Punta Laguna.
NOT ONE BITE, and NO SPRAY. Came home to S. Texas and guess what alot of mosquitoes here now.


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Re: Mosquitoes #34563
03/01/01 01:38 PM
03/01/01 01:38 PM
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Laguna Beach, CA, USA
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Chloe! How did you like the Basil Jones area?
We will be staying in our new Tiki Villa soon and would love to get any info. How is the Beach there? Is the ocean the same as at Captain Morgan's or better? Is the water clear and turqoise when you walk in or lots of seagrass? Lots of tall Palm Trees? How long was the boat ride to Basil Jones? You can email me privatly if you like at [email protected]

Re: Mosquitoes #34564
03/01/01 02:46 PM
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Basil Jones Resort, is on a beautiful stretch of beach, and the Tiki Huts sit up high, and are staggered to capture the best views, and the reef is so close in at that point north, one could easily kayak out to snorkel on their own, with no boat traffic up there, except a boats coming to Basil.
The water is beautiful, with some seagrass of course, but they will remove that when the resort is open. Hearing the sounds from the reef is great too. I was impressed with the strong type of construction being done. The Tiki Huts are designed for comfort, and beauty, with foldback doors to really enjoy the view and breezes. I was told one could walk north up to Robles, and actually wade in to snorkel, many coral heads near shore in shallow water. Yes lots of really tall palm trees. Many beautiful conch shells on the beach too.
Our boat was small and fully loaded, it took us about 30 minutes tops.


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Re: Mosquitoes #34565
03/01/01 05:11 PM
03/01/01 05:11 PM
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Laguna Beach, CA, USA
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Thank you so much for the detailed info Chloe! I knew it would be beautiful there from the Basil Jones Website and talking to Shakergirl and Adam but it is always nice to get more info. We are so excited about staying there and meeting everyone on that beautiful Island. Can't wait to snorkel in the areas you described.

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