Good Morning Forum World!
~ After many days of heavy rains in the Dominican Republic, the sun is finally shining…
~ It’s sad that these heavy rains affected so many Dominican communities and much damage was done. I’m sending out well wishes for those affected.
~ For those that are heading down soon to vacation, go and have a spectacular time on this treasured island!
~ However, many standing water areas remain and are a huge and perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes … and will be for quite some time.
~ These buzzers are now abundant and extremely active and while most resorts have a daily fumigation system in place, which helps, it does not eliminate them all. Especially under these circumstances.
~ Unfortunately, my family and I have had two such vacations on the island after horrendous rain and have encountered the wrath of these lovely little insects. For some reason they don’t stick to the dusk & dawn cycle we have grown accustom to and are out, indiscriminately, in lush areas throughout the day, which you will find many of while strolling the resort. Of course, nighttime will be the most active. They love to participate in all the shows and activities with you :)
~ This is especially important off resort too, where there is no protection. So, if you are planning an excursion, bring your bug spray. They WILL be out, concentrated in tour areas.
~ Its best to bring DEET, the highest concentrate you can find and stand. It’s yucky smelling, but what’s a human to do? You don’t want to become a feasting ground for these hungry buzzers. Big, fat itchy welts don’t go well with a day at the beach….
~ We bring SPORTSMAN DEET spray. We also carry the DEET wipes, in a handy foil for usage at anytime. Find what works for you. Good Luck to the affected Dominican Communities and to you too!
Have fun and be safe!