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Mosquito Update (Anecdotal evidence from Machu Picchu)

Mosquito Update (Anecdotal evidence from Machu Picchu)

Old Mar 14, 16, 2:23 pm
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Thumbs up Mosquito Update (Anecdotal evidence from Machu Picchu)

Just spent 10 days in Peru with a group of students. We were in Lima/Miraflores, Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu. I'm happy to report that we didn't have a single mosquito bite the entire trip. Although we all sprayed pretty thoroughly with deet at Machu Picchu, I never saw a single mosquito. A couple of students reported bites from sand flies, but they weren't bad at all.
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Old Mar 15, 16, 12:43 am
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I'm glad you enjoyed your trip around here, and that no mosquitoes bit you. Hope you come back soon!
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Old Mar 15, 16, 9:37 am
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Is May soon enough?
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Old Mar 17, 16, 12:54 pm
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Not at all! Let us know and maybe we can organize a DO!
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No mosquitoes when I went in Dec either.
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Originally Posted by FrogProf View Post
Just spent 10 days in Peru with a group of students. We were in Lima/Miraflores, Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu. I'm happy to report that we didn't have a single mosquito bite the entire trip. Although we all sprayed pretty thoroughly with deet at Machu Picchu, I never saw a single mosquito. A couple of students reported bites from sand flies, but they weren't bad at all.
May I "correct" your English? It's not "although we sprayed..." but "because we sprayed...". One usually sees mossies only when they come for their lunch/dinner. Thus, when the entire group of students smells like DEET, they'll never approach. I wonder why the sandflies came through, though, as they're equally repelled by DEET. I guess when you say the sand flies' bites were not bad at all, you refer to the number of bites. Because their bites are "normally" much worse than the ones of mosquitoes.
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