Tips for Camping in the Summer: How to Help Keep Bugs Away

Tips for Camping in the Summer: How to Help Keep Bugs Away

April 24, 2023

Whether they buzz and fly or are creepy crawlers, the experts at MosquitoNix® will help you identify pests within your camping area and offer tips on how to avoid getting bitten or stung by them in this guide.


Ticks are vastly unpopular, and for good reason. Not only do they tent to latch on to their victim in places that make them difficult to spot, but they also carry and spread diseases to humans like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Ticks thrive in wooded areas and areas with tall grass. After spending time outdoors in areas where ticks thrive, it is important to check your skin and hair for any ticks. Ticks must be pulled out using tweezers and with steady, even pressure. When removing a tick, ensure the head isn't left behind in the skin. Check children thoroughly for ticks whenever they spend time outdoors.


It is likely that you are already acquainted with these relentless pests. Characterized by their humped back and annoying whine that threatens to keep up even the most exhausted camper at night.

Mosquitoes are not only annoying, but they can also carry and spread diseases to humans like malaria and Zika virus.

Mosquitoes also like camping and like to breed near bodies of water. Warm weather, the sun and a relaxing body of water nearby is the perfect campground-for humans and mosquitoes alike.

Wasps, bees and other singing pests

Wasps, bees and other similar pests are common insects that generally leave humans alone, unless they are provoked. Though it is unlikely, you may find yourself accidentally in close quarters with some species while hiking through the woods. `


The ants you encounter on your camping trip are probably not going to resemble the cute little ants that march one by one. Fire ants could be an especially big wrench in your outdoor adventures. Their stings can cause searing pain and are uncomfortable enough to make anyone an unhappy camper.


No-see-ums, midges, black flies, whatever name you use to describe them, these little bugs are relentless when seeking a blood meal. They like to travel in swarms and their lingering, painful bites are enough to ruin any outdoor fun.

Expert tips to avoid getting bitten or stung by camping pests

  1. Dress properly. Cover as much exposed skin as possible and tuck in shirts and pant legs.
  2. Use insect repellent. Use repellent appropriately and according to the directions. Repellent won't kill insects, but it works to deter them from biting you.
  3. Keep a clean camping area. Waste and food can be an attractant for some insects so keep your campsite clean and put food away in sealed containers.
  4. Camp in a high and dry area. Standing water, trees and tall grass are all breeding grounds for many types of insects. Avoid camping near or hiking through these areas
  5. Trust MosquitoNix® to protect your outdoor lifestyle. Our portable treatments are perfect to pack on your next outdoor adventure to protect against mosquitoes, ants and other pests on the go.

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