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Mosquitos and flies!

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Mosquitos and flies!

We will be on Okaloosa Island the first week of October. Does anyone know what the biting, stinging insect situation is at that time of year? Should we bring repellent? We are very allergic! Thank you.

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1. Re: Mosquitos and flies!

I've read something about biting black flies on the Destin forum.... But it is NOT a common occurrence or anything that is for sure. We've gone down in the fall, MANY times & have never encountered such things... Only beautiful emerald waters, sugar white sand, warm temps, and NO CROWDS :-)

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2. Re: Mosquitos and flies!

Dog flies are an issue in the fall.... Usually only lasts about a week and they are worse on the beach... Sept or October, but not usually both!

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3. Re: Mosquitos and flies!

"NoSeeUms' are common, but usually not at the beach, usually around the bay/sound. We do have mosquitos except for jan/feb. There are sometimes dog flies, but I've never had them swarm (like more than one). If you are allergic, I would bring repellent, then you would have it if you needed it.

The most common places I've had issues, though, is usually in the woods, like Turkey Creek, Blackwater River, or on the reservation. I've never had to bother with repellent on the beach. Now, there are things called sand fleas, but if you stay out of the dunes, you should be fine.

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4. Re: Mosquitos and flies!

When we had beach pics made at Beasley Park on July 12 at 7AM, the flies nearly ate me up. I should have used my OFF. I will know in the future. We never got bit on the beach behind our rental but at Beasley they were brutal and wielded a very painful bite, for sure.

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5. Re: Mosquitos and flies!

yes the flies are bad they bite if you use Skin So Soft they will stay off of you

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