I wouldn't worry about being the "missing link" My husband is hairy as well and frankly it doesn't bother him and no one has ever said anything. It's not like you'll be shedding on people or anything LOL!
As for the bugs - this will be our 4th trip in April and I've never been bitten by anything. No bug repellant. At home I get eaten alive by bugs if there are any around. I just don't think April is a big time for them. If you're worried I'd bring some bug repellant just in case.
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