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Dec 10th, 2017, 06:32 AM
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bugs in belize

we are going to Belize in January. we are staying in San Ignacio. we will go to the zoo, cave tubing . zip lining and hopefully ATM. do we need to worry about the bugs? do we need special bug spray or bug bands? we want to be prepared.
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Dec 10th, 2017, 06:39 AM
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Cayo is surprisingly bug free-ish and Jan is not a particularly buggy time of yr. Bottleass bugs in the Mtn Pine ridge, sometimes.
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Dec 10th, 2017, 06:40 AM
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Dec 10th, 2017, 09:30 AM
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We haven't been plagued with bugs in those locations but like to be prepared. Our go-to bug juice is Ultrathon; Sawyer's is another brand that has a time-release deet formulation. I'd at least carry little packets like these:
https://www.rei.com/product/750941/b...-package-of-12

They don't have to be in your TSA ziplock bag (you ARE flying carryon only, right?) and are light and easy to tuck into a day pack.
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Dec 10th, 2017, 10:52 AM
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We've been to Belize in January, February and May and the only trip we found biting insects to be a problem was in May and that was mostly along the coast. Even in May, Cayo wasn't too buggy.
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Dec 10th, 2017, 12:14 PM
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Thanks we will take something just in case.
Sorry to disappoint but we will be checking bags.
Can’t wait to get there
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