My wife and I absolutely love the Big Island, especially the Hilo side, having been there 3 times in a 2-year period. :)
However, the last couple of trips we have somehow managed to stay in 2 different areas (very near the water at sea level) where mosquitoes were quite problematic; it is esp. bad for her because when she is bitten it creates large, unsightly welts that are very uncomfortable as well as embarrassing.
We have heard this is much less of an issue up in Volcano.
Can anyone tell us if this is true? In fact, what insect issues, if any, are present in the Volcano area?
Any thoughts and/or opinions on this are most welcome.