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Mosquitos

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Mosquitos

Hi,

Are Mosquitos likely to be a problem In Lucca during early October ? Thanks

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1. Re: Mosquitos

Why would it be worse than anywhere else? There are no big pools of stagnant water.

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2. Re: Mosquitos

I doubt there would be a particular problem - but that’s not to say there won’t be any around.

My sister got some nasty bites a couple of years ago in late September but to be honest, she’s not sure if she got them just before we left the Ligurian Coast, before arriving in Lucca.

Personally, I would take precautions.

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3. Re: Mosquitos

Thank you Maudsters for your helpful reply. We will take repellant with us just in case.

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4. Re: Mosquitos

While I usually travel during the summer to Italy I have gotten bites many times in various places including Tuscany. Every time I get lazy with the insect repellant, I am sorry. I think some people are just more prone to bites and having their bites get infected and inflamed where they last for days. If you know that is you I suggest taking precautions.

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5. Re: Mosquitos

There was a lot of heavy rain in Lucca last week, the water channels just outside the walls overflowed covering most of the adjacent grass areas so there might be some mozzies there. If you walk along Via del Fosso with the water course in the middle you may also come across some.

mesh

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6. Re: Mosquitos

Yes, they seem to love us ! Thank you

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7. Re: Mosquitos

That’s great to know. Thank you

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mesh

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9. Re: Mosquitos

Thanks

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10. Re: Mosquitos

To anyone searching this topic I am just back from a wonderful stay in Lucca..worst bites I have ever had..I used mosquito milk ..it usually helps me deter the little blighters in Spain this is worse bout I have ever had

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