The mosquitoes and other bugs and insects in San Miguel de Allende are not as bad as in other places in Mexico like in the beach areas where it is humid. Here in San Miguel de Allende, I think flies are worse than mosquitoes. I have never heard of anybody here in San Miguel de Allende who contracted diseases like chikungunya or dengue, which are transmitted by mosquitoes.
The flies are the next annoyance here but it’s not that bad, either. When it’s warm, then there are times when you might have flies around. They are attracted to food so when you sit down to eat, you might see flies come. We have screens in the houses here so flies don’t bother us.
(Community party at Los Labradores, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, pictured.)