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Mosquitoes?? #244050
01/04/2021 11:37 AM
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Doc Bill Offline OP
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Does anyone have First Hand information of mosquitoes in Basse Terre. Daughter looking to rent a villa mid February. TIA.

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Re: Mosquitoes?? [Re: Doc Bill] #244052
01/04/2021 11:42 AM
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Mosquitoes are everywhere on island. More rain more mosquitoes so who knows what February will be like. Basse Terre will be no different.

Re: Mosquitoes?? [Re: Doc Bill] #244054
01/04/2021 11:48 AM
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Mosquitoes on ANY part of the island are a function of 1) precipitation and 2) vegetation and 3) wind. High precipitation and/or lots of vegetation = lots of skeeters. High wind = much less skeeters.


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Re: Mosquitoes?? [Re: Doc Bill] #244075
01/04/2021 04:16 PM
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Mosquitoes are also more active at dusk and just after daybreak and are more prevalent around salt ponds, standing water and places with dense vegetation, especially the beach near where the sand meets the vegetation. You can lessen your chances of a close encounter with mosquitoes and their pesky cousins no-see-ums by avoiding walking in those areas at those times and by refraining from using perfumes, colognes, after-shaves, scented hairsprays and similar items as the “sweet aromas” act as an attractant. The use of a good insect repellent will be a big help.

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Re: Mosquitoes?? [Re: Doc Bill] #244094
01/04/2021 09:17 PM
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Like everyone else said, there will be mosquitos. They do like some more than others. For instance, they seem to love me and could care less about my husband.

There are some villas in Terres Basse that have automatic mosquito spray that works well. She should inquire about her particular villa or look it up on the internet.

Re: Mosquitoes?? [Re: Maranjo] #244095
01/04/2021 09:26 PM
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Maranjo--for sure, those skeeters love me and they have zero interest in Eric!! duh


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Re: Mosquitoes?? [Re: Carol_Hill] #244099
01/04/2021 10:12 PM
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What does that tell you?🤔 must be sweeter.🤗

Re: Mosquitoes?? [Re: Doc Bill] #244101
01/04/2021 11:27 PM
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Might get some blow back from this but if you go to the beach, AVOID the wonderful, fun, beautiful bars on or near the beach. The less air circulation, the more the mosquitoes, sand flies, etc.


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Re: Mosquitoes?? [Re: Carol_Hill] #244119
01/05/2021 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Maranjo--for sure, those skeeters love me and they have zero interest in Eric!! duh


You must be "hot stuff". My doctor said they come for me because I radiate body heat and to always use repellant.

Re: Mosquitoes?? [Re: RonDon] #244147
01/05/2021 10:09 AM
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RondDon--don't know if I radiate heat or not, but I'm usually cold. laugh


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Re: Mosquitoes?? [Re: Carol_Hill] #244157
01/05/2021 11:05 AM
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Alcohol in system is also an attractant.

Re: Mosquitoes?? [Re: SXMScubaman] #244159
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Years ago I was being eaten alive by mosquitos on St. Thomas. It was the rainy season. A local suggested drinking Gin so I did. They would not come near me with Gin in my system

Worth a try I would think.

Re: Mosquitoes?? [Re: murphycpcu] #244161
01/05/2021 11:18 AM
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That's interesting. Eric usually drinks gin on island.. I never do.


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Re: Mosquitoes?? [Re: Carol_Hill] #244162
01/05/2021 11:26 AM
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There you go. Better start off the day with a shot of gin. drinking

Re: Mosquitoes?? [Re: SXMScubaman] #244167
01/05/2021 11:47 AM
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Eric drinks bloody mary's occasionally. If I have anything in the morning, it's a mimosa.


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Re: Mosquitoes?? [Re: Doc Bill] #244174
01/05/2021 12:21 PM
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FWIW, last year we didn't see even one skeeter in St. Martin...Orient Beach area.

Re: Mosquitoes?? [Re: Doc Bill] #244305
01/06/2021 01:03 PM
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So long as my wife is around, I never need mosquito repellent. The benefit of being a bitter old man.


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