While Fire Island is known for it's pristine beaches and ocean waters, the environment can be a harsh place for visitors. Moquitoes are very common on Fire Island and not being prepared can ruin your vacation. Salt marsh mosquitoes are prevalent on Fire Island and can be a nuissance throughout the warmer months, especially when large amounts of salt marsh mosquitoes hatch at the same time within 7 to 10 days of a full or new moon. Although salt marsh mosquitoes do not transmit diseases, these large hatches can chase off the most rugged of visitors. When visiting the park, check the lunar cycle to estimate a large salt marsh mosquito hatch and try your best to avoid it.
What You Can Do To Avoid Mosquitoes
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Last updated: September 2, 2020