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?
The Georgia Trustees paid the passage fares for more than half of the original colonists, including those who were affluent. Fort Frederica National Monument, Georgia