FAQ #100 – What About SAND FLEAS In Ecuador?

Sand Fleas or No-see-ums are a seasonal issue on most beaches in Ecuador. They are tiny invisible bugs that bite and leave itchy blisters, mostly on your feet, ankles and lower legs.

An easy prevention is to apply an alcohol based bug repellent that is sold in most tiendas along the coast. Look for the white bottle with green print. We just rubbed it all over our feet and lower legs before our long walks on the beach and that prevented them from biting us.

We were usually caught off guard when the sand flea season began so a little benadryl cream helped with the itching.

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