Since I have been married, camping has been a fun summer pastime with the in-laws. This summer was extra special, because we had a brand new family member along. My brother and sister-in-law welcomed a new baby! Grandma and Grandpa were so delighted with the addition, they couldn’t wait to upgrade their camper from a 5 person sleeper to a 7. As you can imagine, extra space (and an extra child) brings a bit more of a mess -- and what comes with a mess? Extra bugs, of course! Along with a few other critters.
When I took our boys out to the camper this time, I encountered way more insects than I thought could exist in one place. I was beyond ready to pack up and go home. But with the idea of maintaining family harmony and the thought that I might just get some good ideas to pass along to all of you, I settled in for what became a pretty bumpy (and buzzy) ride. Here are a few of the highlights and some advice on what to do if you run into uninvited guests on your next camping trip.