We love our beautiful state and so do some rather pesky insects. Over the years we have learned how to co-exist with them and can give you some tips as to how you can do if you are camping during their season.
We mostly deal with mosquitos due to the lush green foliage and relative humidity in our air. Every day mosquito repellant can help as can cintronella at the campsite but some people are sensitive to these things. Many swear by Avon’s Skin So Soft lotion and won’t leave home without it. It is worth a try since it is better for your skin and probably less likely to irritate your skin.
We do have ticks; some years more than others. We’ve found you can avoid most of them by tucking your pants into your socks when you walk through heavily wooded areas. Light jackets and hats also help. You shouldn’t have too much trouble if you stay in areas that are mowed or pretty clear of dense foliage, though, they like to hide in places like that.
We know a man who sticks double sided carpet tape on the crown of his ball cap to catch deerflies which dive bomb your head and the back of your neck. He becomes a living fly trap for a week or two each year but soon after that they cease to be a problem.
We want you to enjoy your stay and we wish there was no such thing as flying, biting insects. Yes, we know they do good things for the environment we just wish they would do it somewhere else and leave our campers be. You should be able to control them with the tips listed above and a good old roaring fire always sends them running too.
Most of these critters have a short season so let us know if they are bothering you and we will see what we can do to help. We’re looking forward to seeing you – and not the mosquitos – this year.