Don’t Let Pests Spoil Your Fall Camping Trip


Fall Camping Trip Rentals

Fall is the perfect time to grab your family and camping gear and head out for a few nights under the stars. While camping provides a great escape from the daily grind, you’re probably not going to be able to escape several little critters such as mosquitoes and ticks who are out to ruin your fall getaway. These pests, which are out in full force this time of the year, are capable of carrying a variety of illnesses in humans including Lyme disease and the West Nile virus infection.

To help protect yourself against tick and mosquito bites, check out the list of tips below from the National Pest Management Association.

  1. Always apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin or IR3535 when outdoors and use as directed on the product label.
  2. Reduce the amount of skin exposed during dusk and dawn, when certain types of mosquitoes are most active.
  3. Avoid areas where ticks are most abundant, including high grasses and low-growing vegetation along the edge of the woods or a trail.
  4. Wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts and closed-toe shoes when outdoors. While hiking, tuck long pants into your socks to keep ticks out.
  5. Consider investing in permethrin-treated clothing and gear for an extra level of protection and choose light-colored clothing that will make spotting ticks easier.
  6. Inspect yourself and your companions carefully for ticks after being outdoors; finding and removing ticks in a timely manner is critical to preventing disease.

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