Deciding whether to use insect repellent is a complex decision that depends on a variety of factors, such as your location, the length of time you'll be outdoors, and the intensity of the bugs. To help you choose the best repellent for your situation, here is some useful information. The Harrison County Department of Health and Human Services in Mississippi carries out regular mosquito control activities from March to December each year. This program involves spraying (misting) with advanced mosquito control equipment, such as U, L, and V machines.
These have replaced the old thermal fog units (smoke generators). The department also responds to service requests (complaint calls) by visiting specific locations to check for mosquito breeding in and around the facility. The day crew also treats ditches and rain pools to prevent mosquitoes from spreading. Complaint calls are usually addressed on the same day or within a few working days. In addition, the department sprays for special events such as recreational activities, outdoor church functions, and other public and community meetings.
If you don't want to use chemical repellents or don't like strong smells, you can try natural alternatives such as white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Insects don't like the strong smell of vinegar and you can spray it on your skin, around your tent, and around the camp to keep mosquitoes and other bugs away. Founded in Billings, Montana in 1962, KOA camping brands (KOA Journey, KOA Holiday and KOA Resort) now serve more than one million camping families each year. Share this page on your favorite social network to help others stay safe from insects.