Current Mosquito Index: 2
Luckily, we haven’t had a good rain combined with warm weather. It looks like one might be in the forecast though, so those dastardly bloodsuckers could hatch at any time. They aren’t bad on Chincoteague yet, but they aren’t controlled on Assateague and are consequently worse over there. We’ve only seen a few at the shop, but always take bug spray with you just in case.

4 Responses to Mosquito Index

  1. Randy Jenkins says:

    What do you recommend for biting flies? We are coming down July 27-August 2. Thanks

  2. Lisa says:

    My family and I will be there Sept. 4th–8th. What do you think the Mosquito, gnat, and flies will be like. Does Ben’s Outdoor spray contain deet? We have small children.

    • Cynthia says:

      Ben’s does contain DEET. We carry other sprays with and without DEET in the shop. Last year, the mosquitos were terrible on labor day weekend, but we had a lot of rain the week before–so much depends on weather! Gnats should not be bad and flies typically are not bothersome. Again, flies depend on the weather–which way the wind is blowing. It is hard to say what they will be like ahead of time, but we do advise you to bring your chosen brand of bug spray with you if you plan to visit Assateague.

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