Current Mosquito Index: 2

4/10/18: We’ve had a lot of rain this spring, so there is a lot of standing water and puddles. That means the mosquitoes have plenty of places to lay eggs! On warm days, you may see some activity. We suggest taking some spray with you just in case. Gnats will be coming out in force any day now.

12/13/18: Winter, thank goodness! Haven’t see a mosquito in months.

8 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.

  3. Michelle says:

    What are the mosquitoes and other biting flying insects like typically at the end of May, around Memorial Day?

    • Cynthia says:

      It depends entirely on the weather! If it’s hot and humid with rain, we’ll have mosquitoes. The flies depend on the wind. Typically, Memorial Day isn’t as bad as later in the summer, but some years have been pretty miserable.

  4. Luke says:

    How are the mosquitoes in early May?

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