There are tons of bugs here on Maui. More bugs than you can shake a stick at. I’ve tried. I’ve used various sticks, big and small, and the bugs have yet to be detered from surrounding me like moths to a flame, or butterflies to a flower.
This picture (click on it to enlarge it) was taken just before we moved from San Francisco to Maui, during a hike on Angel Island. I’d take a picture of the huge ass cockaroach staring at me from beneath the TV stand right now but my camera went swimming and now refuses to take pictures.
Personally, I like bugs. The bigger the better… it is easier to squash them flat with your flipflop.