So far, I have found being here in Puerto Vallarta a lovely experience. One thing that is literally driving me crazy, though, are the mosquitos! I have been eaten alive! I spend most of my time scratching the itching and wondering why I don’t see, feel or hear this pesky critters before they get to me. Anyone have tips on how to avoid more discomfort (other than buying bug repellant, which I already have)?

I expected there to be more bugs here since the city is on the water. However, this is ridiculous. My legs are covered from thigh to ankle in bites big and small. Lyn seems to be immune, as are others in our group. Why they are biting me so much is a complete mystery. I’m not wearing any perfume and haven’t used any creams or lotions that may be attracting them. I am truly at a loss to explain, and I am even at a greater loss to remediate the situation.

Someone please help!


Published by donnageisler

Former marketing professional turned teacher of English as a Foreign Language. Living in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Lover of poodles, large and small.

2 thoughts on “Mosquitos!

  1. Try and order their Skeeter Screen. I have used their Patio Egg for years and can sit on my deck with no bites. Prior to using the egg, I couldn’t go out after early JuNE without being covered with bites. The Skeeter Screen is a spray which I have but haven’t had to use. If it’s as effective as the egg, you should repel those pesky critters in no time. I have read that women are more prone to bites. Maybe due to hormones…


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