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insects in March

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Birchrunville, PA
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insects in March

Is it necessary to bring insect repellant along for our vacation in March?

Tonawanda, New York
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1. Re: insects in March

A little skin so soft or Deep woods off with deet is not necessary but a good idea just in case!

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2. Re: insects in March

I have never had a problem with insects in PV (but I stay right in downtown, it might be different if you are trecking in the jungle or staying in a beach hut somewhere).

Phoenix, Arizona
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3. Re: insects in March

If you plan on taking any tours that involve going into the jungle you should have some repellant of some sort.

Burnaby, Canada
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4. Re: insects in March

I have only very seldomly-used 'any' amount of insect repellant during our stays in Vallarta. But my lady-friend does seem to get "pestered" whenever/wherever we stay, and often has to resort to using a little when we go out to dine in the evenings, and at bedtime.

Dining at beach-side restaurants, and especially so at tables 'on the beach' (i.e., right on the sand) can (at least for some people) lead to bites on the ankles and legs. A little 'protection' can go a long way to helping those who tend to be affected.

For the most part though, it's not a big deal 'within' the city.