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Old 05-31-2007, 08:37 AM
 
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Are there any poisonous insects/animals that we need to watch out for in the Burlington area? We are planning our first trip up in three weeks and will be traveling with our two small children so we want to know what to watch out for. (If there is something to be looking for that is) Also I have hear about the black fly problem in Vermont, are they an issue in Burlington?
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:40 AM
 
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No poisonous bugs/insects to worry about. I don't know if it's just me, but the black flies have not been bad this year. I probalby just jinxed it. Mosquitos are what get me, but they usually don't come out 'til later in the summer.
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:21 AM
 
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what about ticks with lyme disease?
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Yes...ticks. They are becoming more prevelent in Northern VT. Thanks for bringing it up! Check your pets often, and if you are going to be in the woods, wear long sleeves & pants and check your skin when you are done. Forgot about those little buggers!
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:59 AM
 
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Thanks for the info!
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Old 05-31-2007, 12:44 PM
 
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The mosquitoes are already out. If you're near wooded property, or water/woods, you'll see them come out around dusk. Haven't seen any black flies yet, though.
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:42 PM
 
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Vter; Are the ticks worse in Vt or in NH? do you know if it's as bad as the mid-Hudson region of NY? Some areas have it worse than others....
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I have Lyme disease. Vermont might not be as bad as NY or MA, but please be safe rather than sorry. Believe me, you don't want this disease.

I don't think there are any poisonous critters in Vermont.

It is black fly season now, and I've seen a few mosquitoes. I don't think anyone's caught West Nile in Vermont recently despite the hype. I'd be more careful about ticks.
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Old 06-11-2007, 03:27 PM
 
Location: N.H.
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For ticks there is a spray that kills them on contact. It is not DEET. it is PICARIDIN and it is Much better than DEET when it comes to ticks. Cutter has it and I am sure a few others do as well. If you research it you will find DEET does not work well on ticks even at high doses. And this PICARIDIN is less harmful than DEET is as well But do your research Via google or any other search engine and check it out for yourself. I found it to be Great. They can't keep it on the shelves in my area due to how effective it is.
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Old 06-12-2007, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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I agree with nhyrnut about the Picaridin. I thought it would be difficult to find, but my supermarket has a Cutter brand spray with Picaridin in it.
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