Mosquito-Proofing Your RV Campsite

There are two challenges to every Texas camping trip: heat and mosquitoes. While you can beat the heat at the cleanest waterpark in Texas during the summer, beating mosquitos can be a little more tricky. Here are some helpful tips to mosquito-proof your RV for your next family camping trip!

All Natural Campsite Spray

When you arrive, spray down your campsite with natural essential oils that irritate mosquitos and other bugs, like lemongrass and peppermint! Mix a few drops of the essential oil with water in a spray bottle and target all exterior surfaces and surrounding grounds at your RV campsite. (Repeat this daily for maximum effect!)

Light a Campfire

As all expert campers know, lighting a campfire isn’t just for making s’mores, the smoke also helps deter bugs! Every campsite at Splashway Campground has a fire pit, so grab some wood from the Camp Store and get the smoke going!

Use Fresh Herbs

Take your campfire to the next level by adding fresh or dried sage, rosemary, or eucalyptus to your campfire. As the smoke and scent combine, it will drive away the bugs! (Plus, it will smell great!)

Keep Your Campsite Clean

It’s no secret bugs love food just as much as we do! Make sure that you dispose of any open containers of food or unwashed dishes in a tightly sealed bag and wipe down eating surfaces after each meal.

Use Wind Power

Mosquitos aren’t great at flying so use a fan to keep them out of your RV! Aim it at the door during the day as you’re entering and exiting or place near your bed at night to prevent nighttime bites.

Seal Up Cracks & Gaps

As often as possible, keep your doors and windows closed. But, before you head out on your camping trip, do an inspection of seals around doors and windows to make sure there are no gaps bugs could sneak through.

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