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Alternative EarthCare Shares a 5-Point Checklist to Avoid Mosquito Bites When Camping in Long Island This Summer


August 19, 2020

Alternative EarthCare has been providing quality residential and commercial services across Long Island, New York since 1996. Specializing in mosquito, flea, and Hampton’s tick control service, traditional lawn services (including aeration and seeding), irrigation system services, tree removal and pruning, and Christmas and holiday light installation, the team of professionals successfully caters to your needs in the least toxic, most organic way possible.
The end of the summer marks the most popular camping season in Suffolk County. Whether the family has decided on a beach camping trip, the woods, or any other venue, mosquitoes are sure to be an issue. Alternative EarthCare shares a five-point checklist to avoid mosquito bites when camping in Suffolk County.


  • Mind your scent Camping is not the time to use perfumes or scented washes or lotions. Use scents that mosquitoes don’t like such as coconut, lavender, and mints. Many shampoos, soaps, and lotions come in those scents and will keep you from smelling like a delightful feast for mosquitoes.
  • Treat yourself and camping gear with mosquito repellents Whether selecting pre-treated tents and clothing or spraying tents and clothing, it’s important to treat gear, not just people and pets. Synthetic sprays such as Deet can be used on gear without having to apply directly to the skin. Use natural repellents such as lavender, citronella, or rosemary oils on the skin to keep mosquitoes at bay.
  • Eliminate standing water Even at campsites it’s important to eliminate any potential mosquito habitats. Dump water out of any pots, bins, toys, or other areas where water can collect, such as where it may pool up on tents and tarps.
  • Gather around the campfire Keep that fire burning! Mosquitoes will avoid campfires and the smoke that they give off. Keep one burning whenever people are present at the campsite. However, never leave a fire burning unattended.
  • Outdoor screen room Mosquito activity tends to ramp up at dusk. Enjoy family time at the campsite during dusk hours under an outdoor screen room. Screened enclosures provide protection while still allowing everyone to be in the fresh air.

Serving both Suffolk and Nassau County, including the East End and the Hamptons, Alternative EarthCare offers a variety of organic, non-toxic lawn care services for your home or business. In addition to beautifying and maintaining properties, the award-winning staff is also dedicated to the safety and health of their customers