MI: Helpful tips for pesky mosquitoes

CADILLAC, Mich. — When you think “Summertime in Northern Michigan”, camping is the first thing that comes to mind! Visitors and campers from all over can enjoy miles of pine trees, endless stars, and pristine water features. However, the one “less enjoyable” element of camping are mosquitoes. Their pesky bites are the quickest way to restless nights and feeling uncomfortable.

While our recent dry weather is currently a BIG issue for Fire Danger, it in-turn is coincidentally good for campers. Mosquitoes thrive in warm, moist conditions because they lay their eggs in standing water. Standing ponds are their favorite spot to be! Since we’ve had very little rain, mosquitoes have become less active. Their ponds have dried, and campers can enjoy the woods with fewer bites.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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