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Will we need insect repellant - Santa Barbara & Santa Monica

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Will we need insect repellant - Santa Barbara & Santa Monica

Hi, we are visiting Santa Barbara and Santa Monica for 10 days between 18-27th August. Will we need to bring insect repellent?

Thanks

Julie

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1. Re: Will we need insect repellant - Santa Barbara & Santa Monica

In Santa Barbara, no. Mosquitos require standing water and we're in the middle of a drought; also, the place is hilly and mountainous. I've never once experienced any problems with insects around here at any time of year. We were out walking around last night and there was not remotely a problem. I believe Santa Monica is much the same, but a local may be able to advise you better.

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2. Re: Will we need insect repellant - Santa Barbara & Santa Monica

Even down here in San Diego we don't use it at the coast so I'd guess Santa Monica is the same. BTW you can find repellant in any pharmacy or supermarket so no need to bring from home.

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3. Re: Will we need insect repellant - Santa Barbara & Santa Monica

No mosquitos along the coast that I have ever experienced in many years of living in CA. You will be fine!

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4. Re: Will we need insect repellant - Santa Barbara & Santa Monica

No you don't need it.

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5. Re: Will we need insect repellant - Santa Barbara & Santa Monica

So Cal is an arid climate, not the tropics. No.

england
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6. Re: Will we need insect repellant - Santa Barbara & Santa Monica

Thanks all, that's one less thing to pack!

Regards

Julie

7. Re: Will we need insect repellant - Santa Barbara & Santa Monica

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