If you’re ready to take a weekend camping trip away from everyday life, maybe with your friends or family members, a good amount of prep is required before you actually hit the road. You need to make a checklist of all the equipment you’ll need — from tents to sleeping bags, fire-starters, food, and water — and get it all loaded up in your car.
How to Keep Bugs Away While Camping
How to Keep Bugs Away While Camping
If you’re ready to take a weekend camping trip away from everyday life, maybe with your friends or family members, a good amount of prep is required before you actually hit the road. You need to make a checklist of all the equipment you’ll need — from tents to sleeping bags, fire-starters, food, and water — and get it all loaded up in your car. However, Zone Protects is adding one more important item to your summer camping list: all-natural insect repellent. It’s inevitable that you’ll encounter several types of bugs and insects while you’re in the great outdoors, but Zone Protects helps campers across the United States keep them at bay. Take advantage of our EPA-registered, DEET-free insect repellent — safe for both adults and small children — and check out our other tips below for keeping bugs away from your campsite!
Use a High-Quality Insect Repellent Frequently
As we mentioned above, the easiest and most common way of driving bugs away from your person and your campsite is to use a high-quality insect repellent. Spraying yourself and your loved ones with this formula a few times a day can help keep everyone safe from mosquito bites, ticks, and other common outdoor insects. Zone Protects can solve this problem instantly with our all-natural products, available online right now and created with both picaridin and moisturizers; picaridin is an ingredient that’s proven to be effective in deterring unwanted bugs without the use of toxins and without a greasy feeling on the skin. Several scented and unscented variations of our insect repellents are available for both families and hunters, all with invisible spray and long-lasting protection. Browse all our hypoallergenic selections and ensure you use them frequently in order to keep bugs away while camping.
Keeping Your Tent Zipped Closed
Moving in and out of your tent while camping is quite common as you retrieve certain items, take naps, or simply relax with friends and family members. However, leaving your tent unzipped even for a few minutes can increase your risk of having bugs fly in; this is even more frustrating at night when you’re trying to sleep but you hear the faint “buzz” of a fly or mosquito. Zone Protects recommends taking great care and ensuring you always zip up your tent fully every time you enter and exit! Aside from this and putting on layers of insect repellent, you should also invest in mosquito netting or similar screens to add another layer of protection; using layers of mosquito screens around or near your campsite for a solution that will last the duration of your trip!
Keep a Fire Going With Smoke
Your campsite will likely already have an active campfire so you can keep warm, see clearly in the evening, and roast hotdogs or marshmallows. But did you know it can also act as a sort of insect repellent? Keep a fire going as often as possible to drive flying insects away from your tents; this is all thanks to the smoke that’s produced by the firewood. In addition to frequently using our Zone Protects' all-natural insect repellent sprays, take advantage of the fire smoke and watch the number of flies and mosquitoes decrease. If you’re unable to have a large fire going, lighting small candles and lanterns can also have the effect.
Wear Loose, Long-Sleeved Shirts & Pants
If you’re camping in the summer, you may be tempted to bring lots of light clothes, such as short-sleeve shirts or shorts. While this may seem like a good idea to stay comfortable, Zone Projects recommends switching them out for loose, lightly-colored long sleeves and pants. These fashion choices act as insect repellent because they prevent mosquitoes from having clear access to your skin; since mosquitoes are more active at dawn and dusk, this means you can stay warm and comfortable at the same time. Invest in clothing that is made with insect-repellent materials and continue to spray on our EPA-registered insect repellent so you can enhance the protection level of your long-sleeved shirts and pants. The most important detail to remember, though, is that they have to be loose and comfortable enough to wear even on hot summer days.
Repel, Protect & Defend With Zone Protects’ Insect Repellents
Your camping trips should be a chance to bond with your loved ones and to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Zone Protects is proud to help you accomplish this goal by providing an easy-to-use, safe insect repellents spray that can be used by adults, children, hunters, and pregnant women alike; our DEET-free formula leaves your skin feeling clean without compromising its effectiveness. Zone Protects products are all manufactured in the United States, EPA-registered, and endorsed by the Centers For Disease Control & Prevention. Shop online today!