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Bug Bites

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Bug Bites

We just got back from Punta Cana Paradisus and quite a few people got extensive bug bites. Is there a time of year when the bugs aren’t so bad? January? No one could figure out if it was sand fleas or mosquitoes.

Any info would be appreciated!

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1. Re: Bug Bites

could it be bed bugs or did or did you see the bugs outside?

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<<Is there a time of year when the bugs aren’t so bad? January? >>

If they were sand fleas then no as sand fleas are there all year round.

Angie.

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3. Re: Bug Bites

We didn’t see any bugs but we were there with a large group and most people got bitten from their knees down but a few all over.

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Thank you Angie

True about the sand fleas!

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We always travel on February or March, have maybe gotten 2 bites in 6 trips. But...I know, .. they come out to bite at dawn and dusk. Most resorts we choose spray (fog) heavily. We take the off clip on’s And if we want to sit out on our balcony in the evening just put it on the floor between the chairs. I always carry Deep Woods off, but seldom ever have to use it.

If they were only bitten from the knees down, my guess is sand fleas and that they walked the beach early morning or late in the day.

The only time we had an issue was at a garden condo rental in Sosua.

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