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First two weeks of August mosquitos and black flies?

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First two weeks of August mosquitos and black flies?

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Edited: 5:26 pm, March 01, 2013
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1. Re: First two weeks of August mosquitos and black flies?

Mid summer is a good time to come. The black fly season should be finished. Mosquitoes do not like the ocean breezes so that is something to keep in mind.

I love the Mira River Provincial Park, but it is not on the ocean. I camped there about twenty years ago and don't remember mosquitoes but that is not much to go on.

From the photos on its site, Arm of Gold is more open and on Bras d'Or which is really an inlet of the ocean. However it does not have the wonderful private, treed sites.

A little bug spray goes a long way.

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2. Re: First two weeks of August mosquitos and black flies?

As Maryann says Black Fly season is usually over unless you are going deep in the woods. Mosquito's tend to be less along Ocean , but still get some in the evening depending how far inland you are.

If you don't want to use Deet based products there are some excellent natural ones on the market.check any natural section drug store or health food store.

Nova Scotia company " Spice of Life" has great one.

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3. Re: First two weeks of August mosquitos and black flies?

Thank you for the info.

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4. Re: First two weeks of August mosquitos and black flies?

Another bit of advice when it comes to black flies is not to wear dark-coloured clothing as that's particularly attractive to them

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