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Mosquitos?

Wisconsin
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Mosquitos?

We will be traveling to the Acadia area over the Fourth of July. I have a nasty mosquito allergy and am wondering if Mosquitos will be a big problem. Thank you in advance!

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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1. Re: Mosquitos?

Not a big problem. I've seen very few mosquitoes while hiking in Acadia. In fact, none. I guess there might be some around standing water. But most of the water around here is very clean and moving.

Wisconsin
posts: 105
reviews: 1
2. Re: Mosquitos?

Thank you!

Alamo, CA
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reviews: 20
3. Re: Mosquitos?

Don't know about mosquitoes but we encountered lots of pesky flying bugs (black flies?) on our trip in August 2012 particularly when hiking the Great Head Trail. As we were heading up hikers coming down warned us and passed us their repellent which helped somewhat. I would suggest wearing long pants and keeping arms covered just in case.

Bar Harbor, Maine
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4. Re: Mosquitos?

They wouldn't have been black flies, because those are usually gone by early July. Must of been an odd swarm of something or other. It's strange you would encounter them on Great Head, where the ocean breezes usually blow little bugs away.

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Mount Desert, Maine
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6. Re: Mosquitos?

I live on Mount Desert Island and I too have a bad mosquito allergy. Yes - there are mosquitoes here in July - depends on where you go and the weather. Not usually bad in towns, but can be in some other areas of the island. There is a Maine made natural repellent called Buggle that I have found to be very effective - available at local health food stores.

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