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    Bugs?

    Hello! I'm traveling to Aruba in August (for my wedding ). Are there a lot of bugs/mosquitos in Aruba? Should I bring some bug spray? We're staying at the Amsterdam, if that matters. Thanks!!

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    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!!!!

    Normally bugs are not a problem unless there is a recent rain. I would recommend taking some bug spray just in case.
    Tom & Karen

    Next Trip: Jan. 6 - April 7

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    If you forget your bug spray use a lemon or lime and rub it on. I was told buy an old arubian last year and it seemed to work or made me order drinks faster.

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    No mosquitos unless there has been excessive rain. August is not rainy season. We always travel with bug spray as a precaution. If you bring it you won't need it , if you don't you will.

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    Interesting the use of Lemon or Lime. I think I would prefer that to the smell of bug spray.

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    We always use "Off familycare by Skintastic", you can buy it on Aruba.

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    We haven't ever had to use any bug sprays while there....

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    paul and i have always needed bug spray at Madam Janette's
    and at Tulip restaurants

    our friend sherry (visitaruba site) suggested we try rubbing fabric softener sheets on our skin and that works like insect repellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyo View Post
    We haven't ever had to use any bug sprays while there....

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    The lemon/lime thing works.
    Thats why they started putting limes in corona in Mexico years ago it actually kept the bugs away from the beer bottle!

    Only been to Aruba once and didn't have any problem with bugs. That was in Feb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    No mosquitos unless there has been excessive rain. August is not rainy season. We always travel with bug spray as a precaution. If you bring it you won't need it , if you don't you will.
    Ditto! We always pack it - but in all of our trips to Aruba have only had to use it once.
    ~Amy~ - Playa del Carmen, MX: March 2017 - 34th trip to Aruba: May 2017 - Munich, Salzburg, Prague: June/July 2017 - Santa Barbara, CA wine country: Nov. 2017 - Seattle: Nov. 2017 - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018




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