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Pestered by mosquitoes at the campsite

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Pestered by mosquitoes at the campsite?
Here’s how to protect yourself and family from these pesky insects.

If youPestered by mosquitoes at the campsite 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.

Pestered by mosquitoes at the campsite
Protecting your family from mosquitoes

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.

Pestered by mosquitoes at the campsite
Pestered by mosquitoes at the campsite
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.

Pestered by mosquitoes at the campsiteThese 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.

Whack! Missed the little so-and-so!

More than an annoyance, mosquitoes are blood-sucking transmitters of horrific diseases. Body heat and moisture is what attracts them:

This is where they need to lay eggs and feed their young. The red, itchy bump at the site of a mosquito bite is your body’s reaction to the mosquito’s saliva – a reaction that occurs regardless of the parasite’s presence.

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