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Should I be traveling with bug spray in December?

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San Antonio, Texas
posts: 20
Should I be traveling with bug spray in December?

Traveling to IBGPC in first week of December, and was wondering if it's a necessity to travel with bug spray. I've read bits and pieces about how terrible the mosquitos are or can be. Your thoughts would be much appreciated.

Tony

Tequesta, FL
Destination Expert
for Puerto Aventuras, Punta Cana
posts: 7,648
reviews: 7
1. Re: Should I be traveling with bug spray in December?

It's very expensive locally and no-see-ums can be present even when mosquitoes aren't, so take some with you as it's best to have it and not need it!

Whitby, Canada
Destination Expert
for Tulum
posts: 6,032
reviews: 34
2. Re: Should I be traveling with bug spray in December?

As TravelPro stated, it is expensive down in PC. I am a magnet for them so we never leave home without it, whether we use it or not.

Edited: 2:40 pm, October 23, 2013
Chicago, Illinois
posts: 676
reviews: 31
3. Re: Should I be traveling with bug spray in December?

Any particular brand you recommend?

Tequesta, FL
Destination Expert
for Puerto Aventuras, Punta Cana
posts: 7,648
reviews: 7
4. Re: Should I be traveling with bug spray in December?

OFF works great and in the States, comes in both carry-on sized pump spray bottles or for those taking checked-luggage, pressurized cans.

Chicago, Illinois
posts: 676
reviews: 31
5. Re: Should I be traveling with bug spray in December?

Thanks!

Pittsburgh
posts: 5,060
reviews: 24
6. Re: Should I be traveling with bug spray in December?

A spray with 30% deet will last for the evening.

coventry,england
posts: 593
reviews: 9
7. Re: Should I be traveling with bug spray in December?

I am here now and my husband has been eaten alive,i thought i had got away with it but the critters got me today.I havent used any spray at all and we have been here a week,hubby has used spray everyday,so r the mozzies imune to spray or do they like the taste of it lol.

coventry,england
posts: 593
reviews: 9
8. Re: Should I be traveling with bug spray in December?

I am here now and my husband has been eaten alive,i thought i had got away with it but the critters got me today.I havent used any spray at all and we have been here a week,hubby has used spray everyday,so r the mozzies imune to spray or do they like the taste of it lol.

St. Catharines...
posts: 1,728
reviews: 6
9. Re: Should I be traveling with bug spray in December?

magsCoventry_england..what % Deet is your spray?...I'm a "magnet" as well...so will be well stocked with 30% deet! (hope it's enuf!)

Sag Harbor, New York
posts: 4,683
reviews: 12
10. Re: Should I be traveling with bug spray in December?

An evening stroll sounds romantic, right? WRONG! That is when the evil lil suckers are out. Stay off the beach at night.