Thursday, March 19, 2015

Natural Bug Repellent

Bugs can be a big problem when you're trying to enjoy the great outdoors. Rather than reaching for a chemically-based spray or plugging in an electronic repellent, consider these natural ways to deter insects on your summer RV trips.

  • ·         Wear the right clothing. Mosquito's are attracted to the colors black and blue so think bright when dressing for your camping trip. Consider wearing pants and shirts with tight cuffs to prevent mosquito's from crawling underneath clothing.

  • ·         Avoid the lakefront campsite. Most bugs build nests near the water so it's best to avoid these areas. Request an RV spot away from standing water.

  • ·         Build a campfire. Campfires are one of the best parts of RV trips. An added bonus is that bugs don't like smoke! Keeping a campfire going is an easy way to naturally repel bugs.

  • ·         Botanical oil repellents. For a more natural approach to traditional insect repellent, check out citronella candles and eucalyptus or soybean oil. Citronella candles are easy to find at any convenience or grocery stores so stock up and place them around your campsite to use throughout the day. Eucalyptus and soybean oil can be applied directly to the skin.

  • ·         Don’t forget about an old school fly-swatter.

Have fun camping!


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