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Old 09-07-2015, 06:35 PM   #1
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Mosquitoes on the West Coast of Florida in Winter

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Can any of You tell me what to expect as far as Bugs, Especially Mosquitoes,
during the January thru March time frame in the Fort Myers, Florida area.
Any suggestions ?

Thank You so Much in advance.
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:02 PM   #2
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Just depends on what kind of winter we have along with being close to stagnant, standing water. Here in NE Fl, we can have skeeters all year if the temperature stays the way it has been the past few years. Last year, had 4 days below 32 degrees.
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:13 PM   #3
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Hi Everyone,



Can any of You tell me what to expect as far as Bugs, Especially Mosquitoes,

during the January thru March time frame in the Fort Myers, Florida area.

Any suggestions ?



Thank You so Much in advance.

Impossible to say for sure but that is the South Florida dry season. We spend that time in Either the Fort Myers or Melbourne Beach area most years & bugs have not been a factor.


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Old 09-07-2015, 07:14 PM   #4
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It depends. In the state parks the answer is yes. They do not spray. The further north you go in the state the less likely you are to experience mosquito's. Most County governments spray so you will not have a problem unless you are camping near standing water. I live in FL and the worst I've ever been bitten by Mosquitoes is in the Tettons National Park in Wyoming.
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:38 PM   #5
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There's a story from coastal VA. Two mosquitoes were perched on the roof of a tent in a Hampton area CG. One said to the other "Are we going to eat this guy here or take him back to the swamp?" The other replied "We'll eat him here. If we take him back to the swamp, the big skeeters will take him away from us."

We lived there for three miserable years before Boeing called to see if I'd like to return to the North West. We were on the road within a week and are still here, in retirement, 33 years later..
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Impossible to predict but it's usually light at that time of year. Lee Co. (Ft. Meyers) has one, if not the largest, mosquito control programs in the state, very aggressive.
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Impossible to predict but it's usually light at that time of year. Lee Co. (Ft. Meyers) has one, if not the largest, mosquito control programs in the state, very aggressive.
I agree. We stay at Gulf-Air RV resort on San Carlos blvd. There are times when mosquitoes make it difficult to sit outdoors at night, but a propane mosquito trap solves that very effectively. I suspect even that will improve now that WalMart is building next door to the resort. (more spray control patrols)
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Me and DW was at the Everglades in late March and we had no issues. Took grandkids this past June and you didn't dare step out at night. Click image for larger version

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