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Old 08-21-2007, 01:15 AM
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Have these been a problem for anyone vacationing in the Caribbean? If so, how did you deal with them? Do the local authorities spray the beach with insecticide? I would have a nervous breakdown if I looked down while at the beach and saw critters crawling on my feet and legs...
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lol fivepoints... I have never had a problem with either of them. I am more worried about critters in the water than on the sand. (blasted sea urchins!)
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I have more problems with sand fleas and the no see-em's on Cape Cod than I have ever experienced in the Caribbean.

The only horrible experience we have ever encountered was coral reef poisoning in Cozumel. Now, that was nasty. Bugs or insects, never.

Maybe I've just been lucky.

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Lounge lizards are more prevalent than sand fleas and sand flies combined. More dangerous, too; all kinds of diseases.
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Lounge lizards are more prevalent than sand fleas and sand flies combined. More dangerous, too; all kinds of diseases.
Yep, that next drink better be a penicillin cocktail.
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NCL's private island GSC has a lot of sand flies and the best measure against them is simply baby oil. Believe me, it works great!
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What is "coral reef poisoning" ?
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What is "coral reef poisoning" ?
You mean this? Look at paragraph 2.0.
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:21 PM
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You mean this? Look at paragraph 2.0.

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