|Pestered by mosquitoes at the campsite?|
|Here’s how to protect yourself and family from these pesky insects.
If you want to beat the bug or insect, you have to outsmart them. Here, you'll find Willies’ (The Boring Camper) expert information on where they are usually found, what and who they love to pester, and how you can apply preventative measures and possibly exterminate them.
As ardent campers, we tend to spend a lot of time outdoors, so we must remember that the protection of our families and loved ones from mosquitoes must always be at the top of our list of priorities.
Mosquitoes are everywhere especially when we camp, and can carry diseases with them wherever they go.
We are always at risk of contacting Malaria in South Africa from mosquito bites, and we should take precautions between dawn and dusk to prevent this possibility. Especially when camping. Some of the precautions include:
• Apply insect repellent to exposed skin.
• Close all unscreened windows and doors at night.
• Burn mosquito coils or candles in sleeping areas, and spray aerosol insecticide.
• Sleep under a mosquito-proof bed-net.
• Use anti-malaria medication in high risk areas.
These chronic pesky little buzzing and annoying insects can be found near lakes, marshes, lagoons, pools, or any other body of water. If you cannot see them, at least you will hear and feel them! Especially as you are drifting off to sleep.
More than an annoyance, mosquitoes are blood-sucking transmitters of horrific diseases. Body heat and moisture is what attracts them: