Camping Tips for A Family’s First Overnight Trip

Camping Tips for A Family’s First Overnight Trip

Camping is one of the most time-tested ways for the entire family to enjoy the great outdoors together.  However, many first-time campers have questions about how to get started and where to go. So, whether you are planning to rough it in a tent or prefer the...
When is Mosquito Season?

When is Mosquito Season?

While there are some general guidelines as to when it occurs, mosquito season varies from region to region and depends greatly on weather conditions. Even though warmer temperatures make the biting little pests more active in most places, mosquitoes are much more...
How to Treat Chigger Bites

How to Treat Chigger Bites

When a chigger bites, it injects digestive enzymes into the victim’s skin that decomposes the surrounding tissue for the chigger to eat. These digestive enzymes can produce profound itching and blisters on the skin.  Fortunately, chigger bites don’t...
Ways to Protect Babies from Insect Bites

Ways to Protect Babies from Insect Bites

Pesky bugs like mosquitoes, flies, ticks, bees, wasps, and hornets are as sure as the sunrise when venturing outdoors in the summer. Of course, parents want to protect their young children from biting and stinging bugs that can carry diseases and cause allergic...
Top 6 Winter Hikes in America

Top 6 Winter Hikes in America

The following are six of the most popular, beautiful, and rewarding winter hikes in the US: 1. Jud Wiebe Trail – Telluride, Colorado This three-mile trail starts in town with views of the Telluride ski slopes. One benefit of this trail is that it’s usually...
What Happens to Insects During Winter Months?

What Happens to Insects During Winter Months?

Humans have warm clothes and technology to keep them warm during the winter, but what about insects? How do they survive the long, frigid winter months? Migrating When it gets too cold in their environment, some insects pick up and move to a warmer one. They can...