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Bugs and insects in Jamaica

by Anonymous

QUESTION:

Hi there!

We will be arriving in Jamaica for a week-long vacation in July and we are wondering what kind of insects we need to be concerned about... especially the biting kind!

Can you please tell us?

Thank you! :)




ANSWER: by Wellesley Gayle

Mosquitoes and sand flies- also called 'no-see-ums', are the most common.

The sand flies seems to come out later in the evening and are probably more concentrated nearer to the beach areas.

Although equally a nuisance, mosquitoes may be a little easier to handle. From my recollection, mosquitoes are more prevalent between March and June, but again, it depends on where you are in the island.

The coastal areas, because of the morass do tend to have a higher concentration too.

Having said that, the possibility of insects ruining your vacation is minimal, especially considering the fact that many hotels fog their properties quite often, I learnt.

In any case, bring your favourite insect repellent.

I wish you all the best on your vacation.
You'll be at the right place, so... Enjoy!


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