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If you are anywhere near trees and bushes they will come out at dusk and suck your bone marrow. If you are near water the Asian tiger mosquitoes will attack you 24/7. -Bring Deet and use it depending on conditions. If you get into grassy areas it will repel the ticks and chiggers. There is nothing worse than walking thru a grassy spot and picking up a few hundred chiggers.
The area that the meet is held will probably have deer moving thru at night.
"Beam me up Scotty. There's no intelligent life down here..."
where are they the worst at? i dont mean to hijack the thread but just thinkin. i live in florida and im used to all the "swamp bugs" but the mosquitos are still gettin to me. I took a trip to Louisianna a while back and there were hardly any mosquitos and i was camping. also, ive always wondered why some people get bit more than others. well, maybe i should jsut go make a new thread
Been my experience that the tiny little ones you can't even see leave the biggest nasties welts. Big yellow circles the size of an old time silver dollar. Must be because they're fresh from the swamp water.
But we have horse flies down here in Memphis that will drill through kevlar if they have to to get at ya!
You feel THEM the instant they bite, and then you feel it even MORE so. They're about three quarter of an inch long, and I think the medical profession designed their square hypodermic needles after them. You know - the big corkscrew ones...
"It's about doing what's right, not about being "tough". Unless you find it tough to do what's right, I guess..."
A bottle of bug spray is small and light. It doesn't take much to pack it away, in fact I keep 1 in in the car at all times. I would bring it just in case. If you bring it and don't use it, O well. But if you don't bring it and need it, you'll be kicking yourself (and hitting yourself for the bugs) and you'll wish you had it.
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