How to Keep Mosquitoes Away While Camping

How to Keep Mosquitoes Away While Camping

Summer is full of fun times and making memories with family and friends! There are so many activities to do, and one of our favorite summer activities here at Mosquito Joe of Kentuckiana is camping. It’s a great way to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature and your loved ones. Shared experiences with your friends and/or family shape the memories that make up life-long relationships. It’s a time to get back to the basics, without distraction.

Here are some of the numerous activities you can do while camping:

  • Make s’mores over a fire.
  • Go fishing or swim in a lake or river.
  • Hike through trails.
  • Explore the area or looking for wildlife.
  • Bird watch.
  • Play sports with your family or friends such as volleyball, football or baseball.
  • Grill food over a fire.
  • Play flashlight tag at night.
  • Have a picnic.

There are multiple ways to enjoy the outdoors while camping with your family and friends, but with camping, comes pesky insects such as mosquitoes. Being itchy from mosquito bites can often ruin the good times. Mosquitoes enjoy the woods and lake areas just as much as we do! They can’t fly far so they land on the tall grass, weeds or bushes, which makes camping areas more susceptible to mosquitoes. If you’re camping near a lake, you may notice a large number of mosquitoes because they lay their eggs in water such as lakes or rivers and even birdbaths or tin cans. They are able to reproduce in scarce amounts of water and can lay 50-500 eggs at a time.

At Mosquito Joe of Kentuckiana, we know how annoying mosquitoes can be when you’re trying to enjoy your time outside.

We want to give you a few tips on how to avoid the mosquitoes on your camping trips when you don’t have Mosquito Joe services to help you out.

  • Mosquito repellents such as bug sprays or bracelets.
  • Use natural ways of repelling mosquitoes such as burning sage in your campfire.
  • Light candles, tiki torches, or build a campfire. The smoke will repel not only mosquitoes but other insects as well.
  • Use essential oils such as basil, sage, lemon eucalyptus, or lavender oils.
  • Although temperatures are high in the summer, wearing long sleeves or pants during your outdoor activities can help avoid getting bit by mosquitoes.
  • Avoid wearing dark clothing while camping.
  • Have a clean campsite, throw away leftover food or drinks and make sure you have a lid for the trash can.
  • Keep the doors closed or zip up your tent and use your essential diffusers in or around your tent or RV.
  • Grill or cook with foods such as onions, garlic, lemon or oranges. The strong scent of these foods can help repel the mosquitoes.

We hope these tips and tricks help you avoid the mosquitoes this year make your camping experience more enjoyable. Our mission here at Mosquito Joe of Kentuckiana is to make outside fun again, whether on your camping trip or in your backyard. Don’t forget to contact us if you are tired of battling mosquitoes. We’ll take the stress out of getting rid of those pests for you! Give us a call at 270-405-8275 or request a FREE quote at