Land Critters, Tampa

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    Dusk in Florida can be quite BUGGY!

    by tampa_shawn Updated Aug 19, 2008

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    Dusk in Florida can be quite BUGGY!

    The locals try to avoid being outside this time of the day. If you must be outside cover up and wear light colors and of course WEAR INSECT REPELLENT!

    Light colors have been proven to attract less bugs but wearing them won?t help much. I choose to wear insect repellent with DEET.

    An important note. Deet is a harsh chemical and not safe to use on young children. So read the safety instructions before applying. When I wear it I take a shower when I am out of the buggy area and before I head to bed (when I am not camping that is).

    Some people also swear that Skin so Soft works. It is said the misquotes hate the smell. I don't totally buy it BUT if you won't cover up or wear insect repellent with DEET I'd say its the next best thing.

    The West Nile Virus has been found in Florida and is deadly. The virus is relatively rare but why take the chance.

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