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Blau Costa Verde - Sand Flies

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Blau Costa Verde - Sand Flies

Hi

I was wondering if anyone just returning or a guest from this time last year can comment if the sand flies were an issue with anyone.

Just wondering if the 'Off' is enough or if I should bring some Deep Woods 25% deet.

Thanks

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1. Re: Blau Costa Verde - Sand Flies

Take Deep Woods Off as it contains DEET.

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2. Re: Blau Costa Verde - Sand Flies

to be completly honest, i never once work anything and did not have one single bite on me, nor did my girlfriend. i know some people do get bit and sometimes its pretty bad, but for the most part while i was there i only seen a few people with some bites (nothing major like some of the reviews say).

if i were you i would take some with you just to be on the safe side (bring something with deet as bellagio said). hopefully you will be like me and not have to use any!

enjoy :)

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3. Re: Blau Costa Verde - Sand Flies

Also, be sure to take some antihistamine in case you get bitten. It will relieve the itch. Do not scratch the bites. I am bitten no matter what time of year it is.

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4. Re: Blau Costa Verde - Sand Flies

I just had three bites this time. I didn't use repellent as I wasn't staying in a resort, nor anywhere near water. I was certainly glad I packed my antihistamine cream though which I applied night and morning to prevent the itching.

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5. Re: Blau Costa Verde - Sand Flies

I take an oral antihistamine as well as an after bite ointment.

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6. Re: Blau Costa Verde - Sand Flies

Me also. My tablets are Chlorphenamine 4mg.

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7. Re: Blau Costa Verde - Sand Flies

In 12 trips, I've never been bitten! It must be a some people get them/some people don't situation?

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8. Re: Blau Costa Verde - Sand Flies

CubaJunkie0913:

I think you are quite right in what you say.

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9. Re: Blau Costa Verde - Sand Flies

Welcome back bellagio!

Similarily- if there is a mosquito in the country it will find me and feast.

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10. Re: Blau Costa Verde - Sand Flies

I will get eaten alive and have to go to the Doctor and get a corti injection. So i've been cautious ever since. My Cayo Guillmero experience was the worst. I've also heard if the pools are dirty they can get infected as well. Neither my husband nor my kids get bitten or react to the bites. I have to stock up on the Deet just in case.

Thanks all!