We always recommend taking insect repellant with you when visiting the Refuge. We have a good selection in the shop. We always recommend that if you’re using some natural or family friendly spray, you also take a can of the strong stuff just in case. You do not want to get caught out there on the lighthouse trail when your spray wears off– they’ll carry you away!
You can tell if the bugs are going to be bad based on the weather. If we’ve had a lot of rain a week or two ago, with hot/humid days, you can bet there will be bad mosquitos. We’ll have our “Skeeter Meter” posted on the shop door daily, and if you have any questions feel free to ask our staff!