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    Bugs in Grenada

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    Umm you know itís interesting. So i'm applying for January 06. And my mom's biggest worry about me coming down to Grenada are the bugs...what can i say...its my mom...

    So to calm her worries, can people tell me if bugs are a significant problem in Grenada? For example, are mosquitoes and airborne bugs common? Is it relatively common for someone to get a mosquito bite or maybe get a fever from it?

    As long as I don't see any tarantula's in my room or at any time in Grenada, I'm cool =)

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    I was OK

    I did not have any problems when i started in February... there is mosquitos but i was not bothered at all.

    it would be good if u want to take bugs spray but i would not be worried that much


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    Malaria is non-existant on the island, so no worries from mosquitoes.


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    Mosquitoes are common in the wet season (I have over 30 bites, and that's just counting feet/ankles.)

    As Babu said, there hasn't been a case of Malaria on the island for a good 20-40 years.

    A very few (don't have actual stats, but under 10 or even 5 - many students claim to get it whenever they feel sick at all, so there is an information bias) students have catch the benign version of Dengue Fever. Basically a little rash, a little fever, some bone pain, flu-like symptoms. I haven't heard of anyone catching the more serious Dengue Hemorraghic Fever. A certain Biochem professor has had it 3 times and survived.

    Otherwise no other flying insects/diseases to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emt036

    Otherwise no other flying insects/diseases to worry about.
    The centipeds are not too fun!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin
    The centipeds are not too fun!!!!!!!!!
    Since when do centipedes have wings

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    let me start of by saying that there is NOT much to worry about. yeah, in the wet season you'll get bit up, but in the dry season, you dont really have too much of a problem with the mosquitos, in my opinion...

    bugs aren't too big a deal. sometimes you'll see some random spiders or flies or moths, but it's not like you are living in the middle of the amazon, with crazy huge cockroaches or whatever...

    the centipedes: twice i've seen these ridiculously big centipedes crawling around. one time it was on the wall outside a superdorm, the other time it was in the study lounge...so i guess it could have been the same one, but anyway, it was about a foot long, and it was fast as hell...but then we smashed it with a garbage can, and i havent seen any centipedes since!!

    but really, i've been in places in florida, texas, alabama, etc. that have a few huge bugs, and this isn't really any different than that...in fact, i think the dorms area cleaner than a lot of places that i've stayed in, and so have less bugs!!!
    "I like my women like I like my coffee....hot...sweet......and with a spoon in them!"--E.I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daguru
    the centipedes: twice i've seen these ridiculously big centipedes crawling around. one time it was on the wall outside a superdorm, the other time it was in the study lounge...so i guess it could have been the same one, but anyway, it was about a foot long, and it was fast as hell...but then we smashed it with a garbage can, and i havent seen any centipedes since!!
    you are f'ing kidding me - a foot long? tell me you are exaggerating please!!
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    bugs

    This wet weather seems to have brought all the nasty little critters out, lets start with the fly epidemic... especially around glovers/pearls this morning there were so many of them the ground looked black with hundreds maybe thousands of them. Mosquitos have been starting to get thick, but it is not a problem most of the time. also have ants, both red and black, all around, got swarmed by them a little while back. There are also huge *** cockroaches, killed one yesterday that was over 2 inches long, but they are more solitary breed so having one doesnt mean there is an infestation, it still scary when you are walking about and you see one just chillin' on the wall.

    Ive also seen these huge flying grasshoppers, youd swear it was a 747 with legs when you see it. Also rats are indigenous to grenada and ive seen them in grand anse.

    In all the bugs here are scary looking, but harmless, maybe a nuisance.

    -T-

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebegonia
    you are f'ing kidding me - a foot long? tell me you are exaggerating please!!
    no, im actually not kidding you.

    in my opinion the mosquitos are the biggest deal, but not because of a disease, just because it itches.

    flies get annoying when you are eating outdoors, especially when it's raining because they get out of the rain and go where it's dry. but that's where you are, and so the flies attack you while you are eating. but otherwise it's fine.

    i haven't actually seen many cockroaches...just a few here and there outdoors at night.

    but yeah, that centipede was a BIG momma, and i did some research--apparently that species is indigenous to central america. i haven't seen anything like it since then, so i feel like it is pretty rare. but it was definitely about a foot long. but we killed it, so there's nothing to worry about!!!
    "I like my women like I like my coffee....hot...sweet......and with a spoon in them!"--E.I.

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