When you're out in the wilderness, you're also exposed to a variety of hazards, one of which is ticks. These small arachnids can carry dangerous diseases, so it's important to take steps to protect yourself while camping. What are ticks? Ticks are small, blood-sucking arachnids that are found throughout the world. They are most commonly found in wooded areas and long grass, where they attach themselves to animals and humans. Ticks can carry a variety of diseases, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and tick-borne encephalitis. How to protect yourself from ticks while camping Wear protective clothing: Wearing long...
Camping season is upon us and it's exciting to get outdoors. Many visitors travel to sunny Florida to enjoy the sandy shorelines and camp and fish amongst the many rivers, lakes and tributaries. However, if you are not from these parts make yourself aware there are alligators in our waters. During the months of May and June, it is mating seasons and it not uncommon to see alligators emerging from swamps in the quest for love. The months of June and July at nesting season. Some have been seen resting under cars, walking across the street, or on the campground. Here...
Black widow spiders are active at night and live in dark areas, such as garages, sheds and of course, the woods.
Always check your equipment to make sure you don't carry spiders to the campsite from your house. If you store your camping equipment in a garage or basement, you may have spiders living in nooks and crannies of your tents and other equipment. One of the best ways to avoid spiders at your campsite is by shaking out your camping gear and searching for and killing all spiders before you leave to go camping.
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