Don’t Let Pests Ruin Your Camping Adventure: Use These Top 7 Tips

Going camping is all about being at one with nature, but that doesn’t mean you want to spend your camping adventure swarmed by pests. Pests are a common occurrence on any campsite. And most of these pests can bite, leaving you in discomfort and pain.

Catch-it Pest Control, the London based insect and rodent specialist, recommend these precautions when you next go camping.

1. Dress appropriately – There is one simple rule of thumb to follow when camping – cover all exposed skin. Long sleeves and trousers are a must, and try to stick to light-coloured clothing. Exposed skin attracts insect bites, so it’s best to keep covered.

2. Use insect repellent – Wearing covering clothing may not fully effective against preventing pest bites. You can use insect repellents to make sure pests stay far away. Make sure that you follow all directions when you use these though.

3. Avoid insects habitats – Standing water and tall grass should be avoided when you want to go camping. These places are breeding grounds for pests like mosquitoes, and ticks live in long grass. Steer clear of them to avoid pests.

4. Take a look around – Keeping your eyes peeled will go a long way in helping you to avoid pests when camping. Look around for ants nests, beehives and spider webs. These are great indicators of a pest problem in the area.

5. Keep your tent secure – You can’t fully stop pests from getting into your tent when you’re camping. A bug or two will surely get in. But if you take the proper steps you can stop a whole swarm from invading your tent. Don’t keep food in your tent, turn off the lights when you’re not inside and zip it up when you enter and exit the tent.

6. Take a first aid kit – Pests should definitely be kept in mind when you’re packing a first aid kit for camping. Taking anti-itch cream for bites and stings and making sure you take an epi pen if you are allergic to pests stings is essential.

7. Store food properly – Food that you bring on a camping trip will attract all kinds of pests, from rodents to insects. Make sure you keep all of your food in containers that are sealed, and throw all rubbish away in designated receptacles.

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