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THE BUG INDEX

Slap, itch, scratch. According to a bug index (10 is severe, 1 is minor) developed by Cortaid FastStick, makers of an anti-itch remedy for insect bites, this is how 10 national parks and forests rate:

Ottawa National Forest, Mich.: 10

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.: 9

Grand Mesa National Forest, Colo.: 9

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tenn.-N.C.: 8

Rogue River National Forest, Ore.: 7

Olympic National Forest, Wash.: 6

Glacier National Park, Mont.: 4

Mammoth Cave National Park, Ky.: 3

Shenandoah National Park, Va.: 2

Voyageurs National Park, Minn.: 2

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