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Bugs????

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Bugs????

Ok, daft question I know, but how bad are the bugs?

We've been wanting to try the Maldives for years now, but my wife is extremely scared of the creepy crawlies.

We were thinking of a water bungalow. Would this be a better option?

We're looking at December 2015 for my 50th. Probably for a week in between a stop in Dubai or similar.

Don't want to get there and spend the week watching wor lass standing on a chair.

All help appreciated.

Cheers

Davy !!!

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1. Re: Bugs????

No worse than the UK on most islands ;-) they dust regular to keep insects down and the lizards eat lots too .

Darryl

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2. Re: Bugs????

Depends on the island but we've been to the Maldives quite a few times and I've seen more bugs in my garden in Norfolk than there so I'd say she'll be fine

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3. Re: Bugs????

Really?

That's great news.

Thanks!

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4. Re: Bugs????

I've never really come across many bugs either, is she ok with crabs? Lots of crabs!

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Yeah, crabs are fine. It's mainly cockroaches and spiders sh'e frightened of.

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6. Re: Bugs????

Any particular Islands which are 'dusted' more often than others?

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Never seen either of them , hope she's ok with fish, enjoy 😀

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8. Re: Bugs????

I think most islands dust or fumigate once a day, the ones I've been to have. Never seen a cockroach and only seen one spider that I can remember. She'll be just fine :0)

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9. Re: Bugs????

Brilliant thanks

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10. Re: Bugs????

Your welcome, if you decide to go to the Maldives just to warn you, it's an expensive addiction that there's no cure for!