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Botflys??? #48670
02/17/02 08:31 PM
02/17/02 08:31 PM
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thompson Offline OP
thompson  Offline OP
I hate to bring this up but my wife is getting worried. We just finished reading one of the other forms anf there was a long string on Botflys............yuk. Has anyone had any problems with them on AC? We are makinh our firdt trip down in May

Re: Botflys??? #48671
02/17/02 08:40 PM
02/17/02 08:40 PM
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Posts: 28
Central Lake, MI
jojo Offline
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I'm thinking the sameway......saw the nasty picture of it.....I don't want to be subject to any such insect........I'm certainly not going to wear a hat everywhere I go.....

Re: Botflys??? #48672
02/17/02 11:51 PM
02/17/02 11:51 PM
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Ambergris is usually breazy or windy. I don't remember being bothered by any flying insects. I think they are more of a jungle thing.

Re: Botflys??? #48673
02/18/02 12:10 AM
02/18/02 12:10 AM
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Posts: 47
Utah, USA
Wasatch Offline
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Go back on the Belize mssg. board about to Nov 8th or so and there is ample info there.. It appears it is more of a mainland problem than a Caye problem,,they apparently are transmited by mosquitos bites,,,so any bug spray that is heavy with DET ( at least 90% ) will work ( or should ) ...But its like catching any thing else,,Sh** happens..

Dont let it scare you off, you could go to Europe and get mad cow disese, or Mexico and get the Mexican Two Step,,Inhale ,, Exhale and enjoy...

Re: Botflys??? #48674
02/18/02 12:12 AM
02/18/02 12:12 AM
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 59
Hondo, TX. USA
Pilgrim Offline
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Are mosquito nets available on AC?

Re: Botflys??? #48675
02/18/02 12:25 AM
02/18/02 12:25 AM
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sscubabob Offline
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Rather gross and unusual bot fly infection (not for the faint of heart):

Sorry, just had to..

I've traveled many times to places with such insects (and worse) and never knew or heard of an infection. It happens though. There are many parasites out there. Hookworms exist in "clean" American beaches. Wear a hat, sunglasses, non-sweat smelling sun lotion and relax.

Re: Botflys??? #48676
02/18/02 04:25 AM
02/18/02 04:25 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 52
belizeanblue Offline
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may is the driest month in belize so very few mosquitos. Botfly infections is a rainforest problem - and a rare one at that.

Re: Botflys??? #48677
02/18/02 10:57 AM
02/18/02 10:57 AM
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 2,364
do not let the fear of a bot fly ruin a wonderful time. wear a hat and insect repellant in the jungle. it is well worth it.

Re: Botflys??? #48678
02/19/02 01:46 PM
02/19/02 01:46 PM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 70,262
oregon, spr
Marty Offline

Marty  Offline
its a jungle thing, but i been there a bazillion times, never got one.

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