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Do I need bugspray?

Paris, Canada
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Do I need bugspray?

Hi there,

Just doing some packing as we are leaving Sunday.

How bad are the bugs in Cancun in November? I was going to pack bugspray, but then realized how big the cans are. Is it really necessary to bring? I would imagine it's overpriced at the resorts in Mexico.

Thanks

P.S. We are staying at one of the resorts, just North of Cancun.

Edited: 13 November 2013, 18:17
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1. Re: Do I need bugspray?

never needed bug spray at the resorts, only time we used it was when we were fishing the flats. We do pack the OFF wipes just on case, simpler to carry than the cans.

Edited: 13 November 2013, 21:59
Paris, Canada
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2. Re: Do I need bugspray?

Great, thanks. I never thought of the off wipes. Good idea.

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3. Re: Do I need bugspray?

There has been a lot of rain the last few weeks We killed a few mosquitos at the resort last week. Standing water produces one thing and that is mosquitos. We have been going to Cancun every year since 2005, and our 2nd year of going in the fall, and this was the first year we ever saw a misquito. We also dined at an outdoor restaurant and my son got bit a few times. To answer your question, take bug spray and use it.

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4. Re: Do I need bugspray?

Bug spray is readily available locally but, especially at resort shops, it's overpriced (typically 2 or 3x what you'll pay for it at home). Same goes for sunscreen.

I don't know what size/type of sprays you're looking at but OFF make a non aerosol one that is small (175ml).

Given that there have been a couple of cases of Dengue fever reported in the region, I'd agree with CancunCrew - take bug spray and use it.

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5. Re: Do I need bugspray?

If your not in the middle of the hotel zone, yes.

Cancun
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6. Re: Do I need bugspray?

There have been a lot of mosquitos this year. You can buy spray here, however it is expensive and I have not found any with DEET. If you are normally bothered by mosquitos I would pack the spray.

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7. Re: Do I need bugspray?

I have never seen s mosquito in Cancun or Playa del Carmen, flies either, but we always bring the bug spray anyway. Doesn't take up much room.

Of course, we normally are there in Jan/Feb. We will be there 4 weeks from today, and will have the spray.

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