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  • Published on Jun 16, 2015

    Summertime is here and that means many of us are outdoors more often than not. While this is a great time of the year for outdoor activities and camping, it is also the time of year for bugs to pester you. If you are tired of the biting mosquitoes, stinging bees and pesky gnats, read on for some helpful tips on how to keep you and your crew safe from bugs this summer!

    Tip 1: Find the Best Bug Repellents

    Step one of fighting bugs is to find the best bug repellents. When finding bug repellents it is important to understand what kind of protection you are wanting and how you want to apply it. Their are several different methods and objects you can use to repel bugs. Here are some of the top sellers on Amazon and a little about what they offer!

    - Repel Natural Lemon Scent Repellant 

    repel insect sprayRepel is one of the leaders in bug spray and bug repellant devices. This particular kind you can find at any of your local stores and it is proven to be very effective.

    What makes it so effective is that it contains oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, which is recommended by the CDC for mosquito prevention. In addition this spray also offers the following:

    • Repels mosquitoes for up to 6-hour
    • Cool, refreshing scent
    • Protects against West Nile Virus
    • DEET free - won't harm gear

    Bracelet Repel

    mosquito braceletIn recent years, wearable mosquito repellents are becoming more and more popular. Spraying yourself not only causes your skin to smell but it also just is an overall unpleasant feeling. Enter the wearable mosquito repelling bracelet! This one size fits all bracelet is great anytime you are outdoors and when you buy one you get two refills for 30 days or more. The best part about a bracelet is that you only need to wear it when you are outside and it is a quick solution to your bug problem.

    - Garden Incense Sticks

    insect incenseIf you are hanging out on the patio or outside of your camper, these garden incense sticks can be a great way to prevent bugs and mosquitoes without having to spray or wear anything. Simply place these sticks into a pot and get instant relief from pesky bugs. Here are some features these garden sticks offer:

    • All-natural, made with Andiroba, a natural repellent.
    • A harmless way to protect yourself against pests.
    • Doesn't have an offensive strong odor
    • Perfect for garden parties or any outdoor activity

    Make Homemade Traps

    While there are certainly tons of products and and things out there to help you, sometimes making remedies at home can be the most effective bug killer of all.

    Here is one method to make sure that fruit flies and mosquitoes won’t take over your space.

    Want to avoid the dreaded ticks when you are in the woods? Check out this video from Heather Menicucci, author of "Let's Get Primitive: The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping"

    How To Avoid Stings

    Mosquitoes and gnats are the pesky bugs who might bite and cause itching, but other bugs can sting, causing severe pain and sometimes forcing hospital visits. According to the National Pest Management Association, more than half a million people are admitted to hospitals each year with various stings from insects.

    There are three quick tips you need to remember to avoid being stung by wasps, hornets and bees.

    1. Don't Invade Their Space

    The most common mistake people make with bugs is that they always want them gone. If you see a wasp or hornets nest, leave it alone. Trying to destroy it will anger the bugs and make them seek revenge on you! THat is not what you want. Call a bug professional and let them take care of it. It will not only save you time and trouble, it will also save you from getting stung.

    2. Don't Let Fear Overtake You

    If you are around a bee or hornet, be still, be calm, and don't freak out. The more you swat at it and try to run away, the more the bug is attracted to you. The best method is to remain calm and let the insect fly away. If you become a statue, they won't hurt you!

    3. (Bee) Smart

    When it comes to avoiding stings, just being smart will help you out. Avoid nests and areas where insects are in abundance. If you know you are going to be in the woods while camping, wearing sleeves and pants is a great way to protect from ticks and other insects that might be attracted to your skin.

    Bent's RV Rendezvous

    Here at Bent's RV Rendezvous we want to make sure that you and your crew have a fun and safe summer! If you need any help repelling bugs or need other RV parts, stop by our online parts store and select the location that suits you best!


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