Camping is a very popular low cost holiday; especially with families with small children. Nobody however likes to share their tent with insects. No people wishes to partake their tent with insects. In the circumstances you are really afraid of the insect, discovering them within your tent could turn your camping trip into a thing out of the horror film. I will show you a few recommendations on how to retain insects away from your tent.
Before you go camping, erect your tent and give it a thorough inspection. Are there any gaps in your tent where insects could enter—such as small holes or locations that do not totally zip? If so, fix these areas. Patch any holes you find, no matter how small they are. If you have a zip that is snagged, try lubricating the zip to determine if it releases. When pitching your tent at the campsite, keep away from locations prone to insects, including close to standing water or below trees.
Don’t eat or drink in your tent. Smells attract insects and insects adore food crumbs. In the circumstances where you have to eat in your tent (e.g. its raining outside) make sure you clean up all crumbs as much as possible and keep all left over food in air tight containers.
The less insects there are around your camp site, the less chances of you finding insects in your tent. Do not keep rubbish bags close to your tent. Keep all of your pots, pans, and cooking utensils clean and keep all food in air tight containers.
Insects are attracted to light. Maintain all of your camping lanterns away from openings in your tent. You can use your flashlight inside your tent, but realise that you may attract insects on the outside of your tent.
Although insects like the light, they dislike fire. If you want to keep insects at a distance, maintain your camp fire going 24/7. Just make sure there is a grownup supervising it all times. Make sure you do not leave the fire burning when you leave your campsite as this can cause forest fires.
Take along insect repellent and citronella candles. Some people spray the outside of their tent with the insect repellant. As long as the smell of the repellant does not affect you too much, this is an effective solution. Other campers hang garlic and onions on their tents as it is believed to keep insects away.
With just a little planning, you can keep insects away from your tent. For individuals who are incredibly afraid of insects, paying attention to this guidance will make you really feel a great deal better. Although not guaranteed to stop all insects, this advice will drastically reduce the likelihood of coming across creepy crawlies or insects.