figured it would..
Lori, I'm glad to hear they do not frequent your neighborhood.
I suggest BullFrog bug and sunscreen spray as it is the best I've used so far. If it keeps me bug free here in the swampy area then it should work wonders over yonder. I've gone so far as to soak some dryer sheets with it and keep them in a pocket, under saddle, bridle and hats to help avoid biters of the miniature version.
I know I have used dryer sheets alone without spray to keep them at bay also. Get a couple of cool packs that you normally keep in the first aid kit to take with you incase you get too hot or cramps from dehydration. Besides they feel great to just cool parts of the body down after a hot and humid ride.
Alex, does that mean there may still be a chance??