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How to keep mosquitoes away during camping

Keep mosquitoes away during camping

How to keep mosquitoes away during camping

Mosquitoes - we’ve never met anyone who likes these tiny buzzing bugs. These little creatures are especially annoying when you’re trying to relax on your camping holiday. We want to give you some tips on how to keep mosquitoes away during camping, even though Camping Barco Reale is situated on a hill, making it a “dry” camping site with relatively few mosquitoes. Let's get into it! 

#1 Control mosquitoes on your camping spot with natural repellents

Essential oils are a great and save way to keep your campground mosquito-free. Burn them after sunset which is the time of the day mosquitoes get most active. Essential oils contain natural substances that are effective insect repellents that get released when you heat the oils. 

There are a lot of essential oils that you can use to chase away annoying bugs. The only thing you need to know is what essential oils work best against what bugs, because unfortunately mosquitoes usually don’t hang around alone: they love to brings other creepy crawlers to the party! 

Following a list of essential oils that you can use to keep annoying bugs away while camping:

  • Mosquitoes: citronella, peppermint, lavender, lemongrass, and thyme

  • Ticks: rosewood, oregano, juniper

  • Fleas: all essential oils that work for mosquitoes, plus cedarwood and eucaluptus

You can also make a mix of essential oils to protect yourself from any kind of bug! 

#2 Eat foods with garlic

Mosquitoes don’t like it that much when you eat garlic. Embrace the garlic taste and smell and keep mosquitoes away from your tent or campground. When at a restaurant ask if they have the traditional “pasta all’aglio e olio” dish, which literally translates to “pasta with garlic and olive oil”. You’ll have you fair bit of garlic just in one go. The dish is a favorite of many Italian: simple, classic, but tasty. 

Prevent mosquitoes with garlic


#3 Surround yourself with mint

Just like with garlic, mosquitoes are not a fan of mint: they hate it! Whether your brush your teeth with minty toothpaste, wash yourself with mint fragranced shower gel, get yourself a mint plant on the table, heat some mint essential oils, or eat mints regularly. In whatever way you incorporate mints in your life, mosquitoes will stay away from you.

#4 Stay away from floral fragranced shower gels and perfumes

Some people are more attractive to mosquitoes than others: this is related to genetics. But don’t make yourself even more attractive to mosquitoes by cleaning yourself with floral shower gels, perfumes, deodorants, and colognes. Keep a low profile by using lemon or mint fragranced products and you’ll be good to go.

#5 Use aloe vera cream to chase away the bugs

Aloe vera is great for many reasons, and many people already use it to treat their insect bites. What most people don’t know is that aloe vera cream is also a great way to prevent mosquito bites. Hydrate your body and chase away creepy crawlers: what else do you want?

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