Travel to a hot, humid destination can be a great way to beat the winter blues. However, when visiting a place like this, you still don’t want to be eaten alive by bugs. But in many hot, humid places, bugs can be seemingly everywhere, even in places where they really shouldn’t be. Luckily, there are things you can do to keep these nuisances to a minimum.
To help you see how this can be done, here are three tips for keeping the bugs away when traveling to a hot and humid destination.
Stay In Well Maintained Accommodations
Regardless of where you’re visiting, one of the best ways that you can keep bugs from bugging you, especially when you’re indoors, is to choose your accommodations wisely.
Ideally, you should call the places you’re considering staying and ask about what measures they take to keep bugs at bay. Inquire about things like pest control services and how often they get them, if there are screens on the windows, and overall how well maintained the property is. While doing your research, you might want to also check reviews from other guests to see if they mentioned pests and bugs being a problem. If they did, you could bring up these negative reviews when you call the accommodations and see if any measures have been taken to fix those issues.
Make Use Of Nets
If there isn’t going to be a way to keep bugs away from you with other barriers, using nets might be an option.
While it can potentially be unsafe to sleep with bug nets around you, if you simply can’t sleep with all the creepy crawlies around, having a net above your bed might be the best option. And when you’re outside, you can use nets that attach to a hat to keep bugs away from your face. While this isn’t the most attractive option, you may be able to look past this after you’ve been swatting bugs away from your face for the last 30 minutes.
Reapply Bug Spray When You Reapply Sunscreen
Bug spray is another great way to discourage bugs from being around you or biting you if they get close. However, spraying yourself with bug spray in the morning before you leave likely won’t be enough.
Especially if you’re getting hot and sweaty, bug spray can easily come off of your skin. Additionally, the salt on your skin can make bugs more attracted to you. To combat this, think about bug spray as you do sunscreen and reapply every few hours. When the time comes to put more sunscreen on, add some more bug spray, too.
If you’re going to be traveling to a hot and humid destination and you’re worried about bugs, consider using the tips mentioned above to help keep them away from you.