Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 4 of 4 1 2 3 4
Re: trip canceled due to -- sand fleas? [Re: susie8888] #336323
05/07/09 03:06 PM
05/07/09 03:06 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 395
In Transit To Belize From The ...
Moose In Belize Offline
.
Moose In Belize  Offline
The noseeums are definitely there, just take precautions. Deep Woods Off worked for me, after I had been bitten. The places to be careful are outdoor patios next to the beach. The deep red blotches are caused by an allergic reaction to the saliva and not everybody is allergic. I am also led to believe that some people develop an immunity over time.


Moose Keep an open mind and something good may fall in.
Re: trip canceled due to -- sand fleas? [Re: Moose In Belize] #336350
05/07/09 06:00 PM
05/07/09 06:00 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 820
San Pedro
I
Islenutt Offline
.
Islenutt  Offline
I
There is plain old Skin So Soft (the oil) and there is Skin So Soft with added ingredients for bugs. It's called Bug Guard Plus/Picaridin. I've found that Picaridin works much better than any deet based product and it doesn't smell as bad or melt things. Cutter Advanced (with picaridin) is another one that works well.

Re: trip canceled due to -- sand fleas? [Re: Islenutt] #348321
08/14/09 10:04 PM
08/14/09 10:04 PM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 16
Chicago, IL
C
chidiver Offline OP
.
chidiver  Offline OP
C
Hello -- thought I should report back that we loved Ambergris and didn't have any problems with bugs. Just problems with leaving and feeling like I was going to cry as the plane took off.

I went armed with bottles of Skin So Soft Bug Guard, Off, Deet 90%, ready to buy hemp oil, etc. -- I might have applied Avon stuff twice but i don't think i was bitten once by a no-see-um and pretty much forgot about it. We stayed on the water, had an outdoor patio connected to sandy area & we were out there at dusk and in evenings, left our doors open so we could see water and let breeze in, etc.

It was freakin great. Ran into a few mosquitoes but the breeze was steady enough to keep everything away. We were on the lagoon side once and I thought I could see mosquitoes swarming so they might be more of an issue there where air/water is more stagnant.

This is easily our new favorite spot in the Caribbean. Thanks so much for everyone's responses.

Re: trip canceled due to -- sand fleas? [Re: yllowfin] #348329
08/14/09 11:35 PM
08/14/09 11:35 PM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 32
UT
S
sindy1232 Offline
.
sindy1232  Offline
S
We were in AC just a couple of weeks ago and none of us ever got bit by any bugs at all!! We were outside at night but we did use Sawyers Controlled release but repellent at all times. The only time any of us were bothered by any bugs was at Caves Branch. Our last two night, when the rain started, there were fleas everywhere but if you put on Sawyers you did not get bit. One evening my oldest son used nothing and sat at the bar for a while and he ended up getting bitten horribly, but only where his legs hung down on the bar stool.

In Jamaica, the bugs are much, much worse!!!!

Re: trip canceled due to -- sand fleas? [Re: chidiver] #348359
08/15/09 12:13 PM
08/15/09 12:13 PM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,740
Las Vegas, NV
deadserious Offline
.
deadserious  Offline
Originally Posted by chidiver
Just problems with leaving and feeling like I was going to cry as the plane took off.


This is the most common problem people have with Ambergris Caye.


Now back to your regularly scheduled drivel...
Re: trip canceled due to -- sand fleas? [Re: sindy1232] #348360
08/15/09 12:25 PM
08/15/09 12:25 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,041
Kansas City MO
KC Jayhawk Offline
.
KC Jayhawk  Offline
Originally Posted by sindy1232
we did use Sawyers Controlled release but repellent at all times.


Did that work on time-share salesmen?? grin


When you find a big kettle of crazy, it's best not to stir it.
Re: trip canceled due to -- sand fleas? [Re: KC Jayhawk] #348377
08/15/09 06:32 PM
08/15/09 06:32 PM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 32
UT
S
sindy1232 Offline
.
sindy1232  Offline
S
LOL KC, actually we were only approached once and my son told the guy that we were there to pick up the remains of a family member, as he patted his back pack, and take them home. He left us alone really quickly! LOL.

Re: trip canceled due to -- sand fleas? [Re: sindy1232] #348378
08/15/09 06:33 PM
08/15/09 06:33 PM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 32
UT
S
sindy1232 Offline
.
sindy1232  Offline
S
and I meant to say "Sawyers Controlled release BUG repellent".

Re: trip canceled due to -- sand fleas? [Re: sindy1232] #348384
08/15/09 07:41 PM
08/15/09 07:41 PM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 6,982
San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye...
Amanda Syme Offline

.
Amanda Syme  Offline
I was wondering about the "but" repellent.... lol.

Page 4 of 4 1 2 3 4

Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
ReefTV
Love FM
The Reporter
PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
To Get Your Questions Answered

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
San Pedro Fun Finder
Cayo Event Calendar

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
October
S M T W T F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 86 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics75,564
Posts491,295
Members19,985
Most Online5,530
Jun 13th, 2021



AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1