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bugs in PC?

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bugs in PC?

I have read several posts that mention bug spray. I went to Mexico a few times, but never been to DR. I never so much as saw a fly in Mexico, but can't imagine why there is a bug problem in PC. Both places are tropical. Is it mainly mosquito's we will have to deal with? Any risk of getting sick if we get bit?

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Been 10x without bug spray...but everyone reacts differently. It's mostly for the mozzies.

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Depends too on when and what the weather has been like prior to that time. Mozzies. And Malaria is talked about, some take it seriously and some do not. You have to decide if you will take the meds or not. There is a higher risk in the country areas than the resort areas.

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We always take insect repellent but sometimes give up using it

Yes you will see some bugs about as it is a tropical destination and is in general the resorts tend t have a more tropical feel than many in Mexico

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I took bug spray with me but never used it. The mosquitoes usually love me. Funny, the only bite I got was while waiting in the airport to go home. We were warned not to walk the beach at night because the bugs can be bad.

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Just got back from GBP Bavaro and never saw a mosquito ( and they love me). I did however get several sand flea bites. I used a bug spray but it didn't seem to help. In our group of 6, 3 of us got bites and 3 didn't. I noticed them at night after sitting outside at the bar. They didn't bother me for a couple of days, then the itching started - I tried everything and the one thing that worked - vinegar.

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I'm one of the ones that the mosquitos love to bite.. some people have issues others sitting right beside them don't. I have to use bub spray or I'll get eaten alive. Forgot to apply it one evening and my arms and legs were totally bit and I spent days scratching. I think you're either prone to it or you're not.

Edited: 9:18 am, March 09, 2013
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