From stories I was told by folks after informing them that we were moving to South Florida, you'd think we told them we were rafting down the Amazon River. The tales of becoming a source of food for bugs of all kinds were told with caution that we would regret our move and be forced to spend all our time indoors to avoid these insects. I guess it's some weird human trait that makes people want to tell you the worst thing about a place rather than the best things. Either way I can affirm the stories are dramatizations, and that while there are plenty of insects, they aren't any worse than we've experienced elsewhere. My first year living here wasn't a nightmare of swarming insects but there was one time when I got a mosquito bite.