1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Mosquitoes In Laughlin

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Mikey07, May 27, 2016.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Mikey07

    Mikey07 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2016
    Messages:
    187
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    We're going at the end of June, will there be a lot of them around at that time?
     
  2. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    11,311
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    175
    Mosquitoes need standing water and humidity to breed. Laughlin - very low humidity and no standing water. Just the river that keeps flowing. So no, you will probably never see a mosquito. In Vegas, for sure you will never see, or feel one.

    No Zika in the desert if that is your concern.
     
    Christmas
  3. Mikey07

    Mikey07 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2016
    Messages:
    187
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    Cheers. Not so much Zika, more just being bitten to bits!
     
  4. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    11,311
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    175
    No worries, not in the desert. You may not even run into a house fly out there when dining outdoors.
     
    Christmas
  5. eksantirik

    eksantirik Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2011
    Messages:
    352
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    11
    Well no mosquitoes, but I saw lots of flying bugs during my trip in April. They were mostly around the river walk area, and were neither mosquitoes nor flies. But there were tons of them and were quite annoying. Don't know what exactly they are called, they didn't bite but they were just running into your face. I noticed them closer to sunset time, not during the day, or night.
     
  6. JJLV

    JJLV Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2015
    Messages:
    104
    Location:
    Frozen Tundra (For now)
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    Been there twice this year so far. Been many times. No mosquitoes but as previous mentioned... the dang river bugs are absolutely crazy! Have been bad the last couple years. We use to always use the river taxi for an all day adventure and now don't or just go to one place and back. These bugs are just by the river. They swarm your face, get in your hair, on your clothes. We actually found some we took with us back to the room. Makes it a bit disappointing as you can't enjoy one of the cool things about Laughlin... the river. We we're actually looking to rent a place on the river for the winter and those dang bugs stopped that idea. It's too bad. They really need to try to do something about it.

    Just found this.. http://knpr.org/knpr/2016-05/caddisflies-plague-colorado-river-laughlin
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2016
  7. Mikey07

    Mikey07 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2016
    Messages:
    187
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    Hmmmmmmmm, that's not so good. Mrs Mikey doesn't like bugs of any sort!

    Thanks.
     
  8. C0usineddie

    C0usineddie VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,509
    Location:
    San Diego
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    12
    I was in laughlin last year this time and there were gnats by the river in certain spots but didnt see any mosquitos. didnt get bit either.

    I also dont care about zika, its just a scare tactic.

    i will be there in june as well, will not wear bug spray and wont get zika, thats the way i roll.
     
  9. flyguyfl

    flyguyfl Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Messages:
    482
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    47
    Keep Mrs. Mikey in the casino where the smoke drives off all flying creatures.
     
  10. JJLV

    JJLV Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2015
    Messages:
    104
    Location:
    Frozen Tundra (For now)
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    Mrs. Mikey will still enjoy Laughlin. The bugs don't stop us :) Perhaps you could go check by the river first (or ask around) to see if they are still around or out at the time of day you might like to venture.

    Where are you staying?
     
  11. Mikey07

    Mikey07 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2016
    Messages:
    187
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    We'll be at the Aquarius for 3 nights midweek. We'll be the only ones there :thumbsup:
     
  12. JJLV

    JJLV Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2015
    Messages:
    104
    Location:
    Frozen Tundra (For now)
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    Aquarius is nice. That is the place we made our one boat trip to last time. We are Harrahs players and always stay there as comped flight and stays. We always say Aquarius would be our choice if no comps and usually make a trip there when in Laughlin. So you know, the area outside by the river is far enough up and away from river that there were no bugs there. My hubby actually went down to the boat drop (where they were crazy) and flagged me to come when the boat was coming. We sat outside the Aquarius near the river walk by the casino at a lounge and on a bench right by the walk. No bugs. You'll be fine if you stay up there. :) You also should be okay to walk to near by casinos too. Got to hit the Riverside next door that started it all in Laughlin. Older school kitschy. We love to sit at the bar playing VP over looking the river there. Has a nice auto museum for a diversion. Free if you get a players card. Have fun!
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2016
  13. JJLV

    JJLV Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2015
    Messages:
    104
    Location:
    Frozen Tundra (For now)
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    [​IMG]
    Sorry, double replied in adding pic. This is where we sat outside Aquarius. Also on the bench up near the walk.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
     
  14. shokhead

    shokhead I'm no big spender!

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3,382
    Location:
    Long Beach , SoCal
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    80
    I really liked the Aquarius.
     
    Here we go again!
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.