Video: How to Beat the Bugs

Fresh air? Check! Sunshine? Check! Mosquitos, horseflies and wasps? Check! Nothing ruins a camping trip faster than discomfort from bug bites. Don’t worry — you got this!
 

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How to Beat the Bugs

Location: In the persona – putting on repellant, choose the right tent, Candles – Off Persona, near water – Screen House / wearing scents / dress appropriately

 

Intro: Fresh air? Check! Sunshine? Check! Mosquitos, horseflies and wasps? Check! Nothing ruins a camping trip faster than discomfort from bug bites. Don’t worry — you got this!

 

[Step 1: Dress appropriately]

Choose your outfit wisely to avoid becoming a target. Light coloured clothing is key, since many insects are attracted to dark colours. Long sleeves and pants will also give you extra protection.

 

[Step 2: Avoid wearing scents]

Choose unscented toiletries, including perfume, hair products or deodorant. The better you smell, the more insects you’ll attract. 

 

[Step 3: Use repellent]

Use a bug repellent to deter them. If you’re uncomfortable applying repellent to your face, try spraying it inside your hat, or on a bandana that you can wear around your neck or on your head. 

 

[Step 4: Put up a screen house]

Include a screen house in your camp set-up. They’re easy to pack and versatile, so you can enjoy a leisurely meal or relaxation time without the constant interruption of unwanted visitors.

 

[Step 5: Light up repellant candles, lamps and lanterns]

Look for both feature and function with your light sources by choosing ones that specifically repel insects.

 

[Step 6: Choose the right tent]

Don’t lose sleep because of a buzzy intruder. Look for tents that have No-see-um mesh to keep the bugs outside, where they belong.

 

Extro: With these tips and an extra-large flyswatter, you’ll come back from your camping trip with happy memories, not itchy reminders. Don’t worry — you got this!



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