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As we continue to refine plans for a Green Season trip to Botswana with the myriad details involved, I wanted to check with fellow travelers on a couple of flying critter questions.

It is my understanding from a local safari agent that tsetse flies have been “almost eradicated” in Botswana (and therefore the standard injunction against blue/dark clothing has been negated in addition to the medical issues). Anyone have personal experience with whether the tsetses still are flying? (If so, are some areas more prone to their presence?)

From another source, I heard that these days mosquitoes are not much of a problem either. Before I shout Hallelujah---and yes, I’m planning on using malaria prophylaxis as long as the CDC advises such a regimen---but was curious as to how much over-the-counter stuff to include in the limited luggage weight.

On a related mozzie topic, I have never experienced the spraying of clothes with insect repellent as I have seen reported---is this a daily event (since washing would seemingly render it useless)?

Any bug-related advice would be welcome.

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