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Bugs and insects..

FairyTurn
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Bugs and insects..

Any nasty bugs, spiders etc in Phuket? Baring in mind I'm from England and the scariest thing here is a wasp!

Thanks!

Vientiane
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1. Re: Bugs and insects..

Bugs are actually quite tasty. Ask some of the Isaan girls to help you select some. They are very nutritious.

Melbourne, Australia
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2. Re: Bugs and insects..

* Poisonous Snakes

* Giant Centipedes

* Jellyfish

* Coral

* Mosquitoes

* Scorpions

* Spiders

* Ants

* Lion Fish

* Poisonous Caterpillars

* Dogs

* Monkeys

* Leeches

* Ladyboys

* Bargirls

Of course, coming from Australia, land of the deadliest spiders and snakes in the world (not to mention great white sharks), I scoff at what Phuket has on offer to hurt me. Even what the locals called a boomslang that dropped from the tree and at my feet in Kata did not bother me (what did bother me was that they said it was harmless ! I'm glad the Steve Irwin in me didn't show itself that day). Though after being stung, I now run like a girl whenever I see a European wasp, so it's really what you are unfamiliar with that scares you.

All jikes aside, all I'd worry about is mosquitos. And monkeys. I hate monkeys.

Edited: 08 March 2011, 02:03
Bangkok, Thailand
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3. Re: Bugs and insects..

Its the tropics and all of the above will be around. Monkeys can be aggressive and should be avoided as they can give very nasty bites. As gocdaworld says, mossies will be your main concern. The rest you're unlikely to see much of. Phuket is more urban than jungle.

Edited: 08 March 2011, 02:51
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4. Re: Bugs and insects..

My biggest nemesis have be been mosquitos, primates and red ants.

Snakes are not out to get you. Mosquitoes and primates are!

Scorpions are easy to avoid, wear shoes when you go out.

Snakes are not interested in you either.

I have lived in the jungle and the worst thing that has gotten me was ants and mosquito (and the gibbons).

Seen plenty of snakes, scorpions, bats, etc

FairyTurn
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5. Re: Bugs and insects..

I wish I had never of asked now.... ;)

Many Thanks.. !

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6. Re: Bugs and insects..

@rufuscat - deep fried grasshoppers - aroi mak mak na !!!

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7. Re: Bugs and insects..

Don't worry Fairy Turn, you'll love Pheket, but remember to take a good mosquito repellant and you'll be fine.

FairyTurn
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8. Re: Bugs and insects..

Thanks ! I know a deet based repellant is recommended, but has anyone heard of incognito spray? Apparently it's stronger and safer than deet... Anyone have an opinion on this?

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9. Re: Bugs and insects..

I'd say you are more likely to be have an accident on the roads than be bitten by anything. So don't worry about bugs and monkeys.

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10. Re: Bugs and insects..

Why do you hate monkeys?