9 Ways to Wage War Against Mosquitoes -- and Win!
Mosquitoes are nasty creatures. They bite, transmit terrible diseases to people and pets and, from what I read, have no redeeming value in the ecosystem.
Malaria, transmitted by the female mosquito, infects some 247 million people worldwide each year and, in 2018, killed 405,000 people. Mosquitoes spread yellow fever, dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, Rift Valley fever, chikungunya virus and West Nile virus.
If that's not reason enough to hate them, they can turn a beautiful backyard, deck or patio into a nightmare area not fit for humans during mosquito season. But it doesn't have to be that way — provided you are diligent to take control of your home and property.
Waging war against mosquitoes? Read Mary Hunt's tips here.
May 7, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
In the end, I go to the woods to discover myself, to find out more about who I am and who I want to be.
Sawyer Picaridin Continuous Spray is our pick for the best all-around bug spray. This long-lasting product repels mosquitoes and ticks for up to 12 hours while warding off biting flies, stable flies, black flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies for up to eight hours.
Gear is a necessity for a thru-hike (historically, my ancestors traveled the trails with less, but nowadays equipment is vital).