Things To Know Before You Come
Insects at Ft. Frederica
Biting Flies: also called "yellow flies" or "deerflies", are most active in late spring, and appear again in August.
Chiggers: are small red mites. Chigger "cures" are ineffective because the bug is gone before the itching begins. Chiggers live inside spanish moss. Avoid chiggers by avoiding spanish moss.
Mosquitos: certain mosquitos can be vectors of disease. Wearing repellant with DEET will reduce the chances of being bite.
Sand Gnats: the tiny sand gnat (also called the "sand fly" or "no see-um") appears in large numbers during mild temperatures.
Ticks: There are many species of ticks in the Frederica area. Wearing insect repellant, tucking pants into socks, and inspecting for ticks after a visit is recommended.
Did You Know?
Mary Musgrove's work as Oglethorpe's interpreter, her trading posts, and her status among the Creeks, ensured that she was the largest landowner in colonial Georgia. Fort Frederica National Monument, Georgia