Love to Hike ? How Do You Keep The Bugs Away ?
Hiking is very popular these days and if you love it in the Summer… How do you keep the insects away ?
So if you love to go for a Summer “stroll” here at the Jersey Shore you know that the bugs can be a problem. How do you deal with insect protection while still getting in your Summer hike ? Ticks have been a problem and with our warm Winter there seems to be more around to deal with. Of course here in our area of New Jersey mosquitos are always a problem!
Another pest are flies, especially the South Jersey “Greenhead” these guys bite! maybe my enemy number 1 !
So here are a few tips to fend off the bugs!
1. Long Socks ( if hiking in shorts )
2. Long Pants
3. Bug Repellant
4. Midday Hikes ( Bugs seem less abundant at noon )
So what do you do to enjoy a Summer Hike ? How do you deal with bugs ? Do you avoid Summer Hikes ?
* I took photos while hiking at “Freedom Fields” County Park in Little Egg Harbor Twp , New Jersey