Battling Bugs While You’re Camping

Camping can be fun, but having to deal with the bugs can be an annoyance.  Here are some helpful tips to use to keep bugs away.

1. If You’re Using a Tent:
Make sure all the tent openings are closed or covered with a screen.

2. Wear Long Pants:
This keeps bugs off of your legs and creates a block from biting pests.

3. NO Scents:
Wearing perfumes and cologne attracts bugs.  If you want to smell good, use baby wipes.

4. Stay Clean:
Keeping you and the environment around you cleaned up will help keeps pests away.

5. Insect Repellent:
Use DEET.  It is top of the chain when it comes to repellents.

6. Get a Campfire Started (if permitted) :
The smoke from the fire will help ward away any pests.

Bugs and Camping: What You May Encounter

Mosquitoes, Bees, Wasps, Ticks, Flies, Chiggers, Spiders, Ants, Crickets, etc.

Fun Fact: Deer can jump as high as 10ft.

Bugs and camping are not a fun mix.  Make sure to use these pest control tips while you’re camping to be worry free.  Have fun out there and use these tips to keep the bugs away!

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