Originally Posted by Rich_in_Tampa
Choose your seasons if you don't like bugs. Dress and enclose for the occasion wherever you are. If you are outdoors there may be bugs. As for Florida, it has been one of our favorite outdoor states, having lived in Wi, Az, and Fl over the years.
As in many other considerations, you can't beat the west. Though you can find mosquitos, go high enough in the mountains or 10 feet from shore in saltwater and they are gone. Damn few in California too, no matter what elevation. I guess Alaska has world class bugs, but outside of that it is easier to enjoy the outdoors here- of course you have to avoid floods, avalanches and similar annoyances.