Recently, one of our agents posted on our Real Estate Sales web page on how to get rid of mosquito’s. You can read that article here:
This is a big issue with our tenants, and pretty much everyone who visits LBI. Everyone wants to try and avoid the flies/mosquitos while they are down here on vacation or taking a day at the beach.
We get many people ask us about this. Are there a lot of flies in this area? Are the mosquitos bad here? Etc. In particular, the Holgate area of Long Beach Twp, seems to have gotten a reputation as more buggy then other parts of LBI.
Admittedly, there is more marsh land in Holgate then in most other parts of the Island. However, the amount of flies on a given day anywhere on LBI literally depends on which way the wind is blowing.
If the breeze is blowing on-shore (coming in off of the ocean) that will keep the flies and mosquito’s out in the marshes of the bay and the mainland. Even a warm south-east breeze will be enough to keep them at bay, so to speak. However, when the wind shifts and starts blowing off-shore (from the west, blowing away from the ocean), is when the flies and mosquitos will be bad. That makes is easier for them to ride the wind from the mainland and the marshes. A warm south-west wind will also tend to blow some flies onto the Island, but not as bad as a west or north west flow.
Holgate tends to get a good share of flies during the summer, with all of the marsh lands so close to residential homes. But a good on-shore wind will keep them away as well.
So when you ask about how bad the flies are in a particular area of LBI, the answer is…
It depends on which way the wind is blowing…