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#75293 - 10/25/03 12:48 AM Bug spray?  
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We're coming down next month.....should I bring bug spray? I was reading another post (about Belize) and they suggested it. Does the island have no seeums this time of year?
Thanks for the help!

#75294 - 10/25/03 07:34 PM Re: Bug spray?  
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Bring the bug spray. It's a lot cheaper at home than on the island. I was there in August and we weren't bothered by bugs during the day, but I noticed after the first night there that I was getting bites on my legs while we were eating dinner. Many restaurants have sand floors.

One night, we ate at a restaurant a few blocks inland from the water. I had forgotten to spray myself and I got eaten alive in the first 5 minutes at this place. Obviously, this must happen often there, because the staff was able to offer me a large can of bug spray. The problem got better after I doused myself with the spray.

#75295 - 10/26/03 12:52 AM Re: Bug spray?  
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Deep Woods Off in the small pump spray bottle. 95% Deet. Use it liberally on feet, ankles and calves. Use it sparingly on arms, neck etc. Make sure you wash your hands after applying.

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#75296 - 10/26/03 08:16 AM Re: Bug spray?  
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Effective and skin-friendly ......Skintastic (by Off) Cream (not spray)- with Aloe Vera.

#75297 - 10/26/03 02:11 PM Re: Bug spray?  
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I'll verify that the "Off Skintastic" is good, used it in the jungle at Lamanai last year and it did a good job! :p

#75298 - 10/28/03 02:59 PM Re: Bug spray?  
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Did anyone verify that the bugs would be bad during the Nov/Dec timeframe?

#75299 - 10/28/03 03:20 PM Re: Bug spray?  
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I would still like to know the bug stituation for Nov/Dec. I'll use the more milder sprays if the bugs aren't too bad but if it's a bad time of year for the critters then I'll bring down the industrial strength stuff.
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#75300 - 10/28/03 03:44 PM Re: Bug spray?  
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hi jsf...never been to belize in when i usually go...avon has a product that has worked well for's called "skin-so-soft bug guard plus". it's an insect repellant and a sunblock lotion...all in one tube...

#75301 - 11/03/03 07:25 PM Re: Bug spray?  

Alaskans swear by Avon Skin-So-Soft to keep no-seeums away. You can now get it on the island.

#75302 - 11/04/03 09:56 AM Re: Bug spray?  
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my repellant of choice is OFF Botanicals...a lotion - plant based repellant...

this works great for me in the evenings on the beach/sand...especially for the feet/ankles...and smells good...never get bitten when i put this on.

are the bugs about the same year-round? how 'bout in february?

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