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Are There Mosquitos in Angel Fire, NM?

A rainbow appears over Monte Verde Lake after a thunderstorm in Angel Fire, New Mexico
A rainbow over Monte Verde Lake

Mosquitos? Don’t know ’em! Not really well in Angel Fire, at least. While there can be some found near creeks and ponds, especially during summers with a good amount of moisture (wear some bug spray just in case), you can expect your backyard barbecue to be relatively unbothered from pesky mosquitos. In fact, there aren’t really any of the significant bugs known to New Mexico (think black widows, cockroaches, and the like) in the higher elevations like Angel Fire. You can expect to see house flies the most, and a few little spiders, maybe a cricket or two, but nothing that isn’t easy to handle. Even bed bugs can’t survive here! So if you’re a bug unenthusiast, like me, you’ll feel very comfortable knowing the creepy crawlies are few and far between here.

It’s never a bad idea to take preventative measures when spending time in the outdoors to prevent bug bites or stings of any kind, so here are some tips from the CDC to protecting yourself so you can fully enjoy your time with peace of mind:

  1. Use an EPA-registered insect repellent.
  2. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
  3. Treat clothing and gear with permethrin.

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