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I know that the no see ums are bad of an evening by the beach, but how far away from the beach do you need to have a home to not be too bothered by them?

Posted : February 18, 2005 1:38 pm
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anyone know if the new floral scented and citrus cented Avon skin-so-softs work the same as the orginal? They are on sale right now!

Posted : February 18, 2005 3:14 pm
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Hello Terry,

I wouldn't worry about it. I live plenty far from the ocean/beach and I don't have 'no see ums' but I do have mosquitos in the evenings. Not much you can do - the critters are here and they share the island. You just need to use preventive measures to keep their interaction with you to a minimum. 🙂

The 'no see ums' aren't always bad at the beach here, just sometimes. I find its usually when the sand is damp, when its been raining a little or a lot.

Another critter that seems to come out when it rains are the flying termites... LOL. Just wanted to throw another bug into the discussion. 😉


Posted : February 23, 2005 9:38 pm
(@STT Local)
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I'm just going to go out and make a blatant advertisement for the Mosquito Magnet. I had major mosquito problems at my house and I couldn't sit outside or sometimes inside without using the electric tennis swatter for 20 minutes to tame the swarm. Now I see 1 or 2 mosquitos. The thing is a godsend. Great guy named Tom sells them on the island and he somes and sets them up and everything. If you need the contact info let me know I have it on my receipt somewhere.

I can finally enjoy outdoors again...... Although flies from the cow next door are becoming a problem. Grrrrrr. I need the fly magnet.

Posted : March 2, 2005 2:37 pm
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For sure - great tip STT Local on the Mosquito Magnet!

Tom's number is (340) 998-9154.


Posted : March 2, 2005 5:04 pm
(@Michelle B)
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there's a vanilla body spray (I get it at Walmart) that works on no-see-um's and sand fleas...also the skin-so-soft bug repellant cream that Avon sells works well

Posted : March 2, 2005 6:42 pm
(@Bruce Bowman)
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Have not lived in the islands (yet), but in my experience visiting your biggest problem will be with centipedes and millipedes. They are big and plentiful. I find big centipedes to be truly disgusting. The black millipedes known as bolongos are all over the place and a lot of folks spend 10 minutes each morning sweeping them out of the house. If they bite you it doesn't really hurt but you get a black spot that takes awhile to go away.

You don't have a problem with lizards, do you? StX is crawling with little anole lizards, but they don't really annoy me. Oh, and the iguanas get up to 8' long. You can feed them from your table at the Blue Moon Cafe in STT.

Sorry you asked yet? 🙂

Posted : March 26, 2005 2:01 am
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Did I read that right? 8 FEET long?!

Admittedly, I haven't lived here very long, but the longest iguana I've seen was maybe--MAYBE-- 3 feet long.

Where on earth are there 8-foot-long iguanas?

Do you guys grow 'em big over in St. Croix? 😉



Posted : March 26, 2005 11:38 pm
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@Stu I agree, we love our mosquito magnet. They sell them over at <a href=" removed link " target="true"> and they are located on St. Thomas. They also have service options too.

Posted : November 25, 2020 12:58 am
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I wouldn't worry about spiders or snakes, but there WILL be buggy creatures in your house. It's pretty much impossible to keep them out, it's their turf lol. Cockroaches (called mahogany birds) termites (how do you feel about little worms that fly?) gungalos and lizards are everywhere. Even if you could keep them out of the house, they are crawling around on your stairs on the outside walls, etc. 

Posted : November 25, 2020 9:42 am
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