I want to ask some questions about bugs and I did a search, but they were mostly 1) a person ranting about how her villa had lots of bugs and 2) people telling other people to not worry about the bugs, that was a part of island life. Ok-I do get that. My questions are a little different. I live in the Midwest, where I deal with hoards of "mossies" every summer. They are not an issue for me. However, due to the months of hideous cold, we don't have too many of the "big uglies". (scorpions, cockroaches, centipedes, big hairy spiders) Here are my questions, and I sincerely thank the folks who take the time to answer honestly. It is truly appreciated, as I am starting to worry I won't sleep while on vacation.
1) I have been raised my whole life believe that the only people who have cockroaches are people with dirty homes. However, many folks seem to be running into cockroaches in the USVI and I cannot believe they are all having dirty homes. What can I do to minimize or potentially eliminate the chance I will encounter cockroaches in my villa?
2) I have a truly paralyzing fear of centipedes. We rented closer to Cruz Bay as information I read seemed to indicate that centipedes were more in underdeveloped and rural areas. Do you think this is true? How can I be prepared/minimize or eliminate an encounter with these insects?
3) Scorpions-I am very worried about being stung while in bed at night by these. Is that a realistic fear?
Please understand that I have gone camping my whole life, have done a lot of "roughing it" kind of things, I just have done all this in the Midwest, so a black bear and some wolves were pretty much the worst of my encounters. :) Again, thank you.