5 Creepy Pests To Beware Of When Camping In The Desert
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5 Creepy Pests To Beware Of When Camping In The Desert

Camping is an exciting adventure. It takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city to real serene environments. Although this is exciting, every environment is different and carries with it dangerous creatures. Some of these creatures are venomous while others are not. In all situations, it’s important to keep safe throughout the camping trip always be on the lookout for creepy pests. You may also need to check insights from a reputable pest control company and learn a few tips to keep these creepy animals away.

Here is a list of five creepy pests to look out for when you are out camping in the desert.

1.     Scorpions

Scorpions are mostly found in the desert they can survive on one meal for a long time. They are different types of scorpion species counting over 2000 known in the world. Getting stung by a scorpion will hurt immediately and you might need an antivenom injection within 72 hours if the poison doesn’t wear off.  Scout the area before settling your campsite to ensure there are no scorpions, avoid damp areas.

2.     Prairie dogs

Prairie dogs are so cute and you might be tempted to give them a cuddly squeeze. Please don’t. Although they are social animal’s prairie dogs can be dangerous to human beings as they carry the bubonic plague. Chances of infection are slim but if you end up experiencing high fever and swollen glands you need to get a check up fast.

3.     Cougars

Cougars or mountain lions they can be rare but due to humanization they have now moved out of forests. If you encounter a cougar, use aggression and defensive tools to scare it from your campsite, due to their aggressive nature they prefer easy prey and will leave you alone.

4.     Rattle snakes

Mostly found in deserted areas, rattle snakes can easily sneak up on you and if frightened they may bite you. As you might know rattle snakes are venomous, if bitten you need to get antivenom injection from your doctor. Keep your eyes and ears open for rattle snakes especially when you are out in the wild they easily camouflage so it might not be easy to spot them.

5.     Killer bees

A crossbreed of normal European and African bees, killer bees are more aggressive than normal bees. You might be tempted to touch their honey glazed bee hives but they have a poisonous sting. Killer bees can detect intruders on their territory, to be safe avoid any bee hives within the vicinity of your camping grounds.

When you are planning for a camping trip keep in mind the dangerous situations you might face. Apart from creepy pests you are susceptible to insect bites, such as mosquitoes, pack an all purpose bug spray for safety. Carry items you can use to scare away such predators from your campsite. Camping should be fun so ensure you have all the required equipments to safeguard your campsite against dangerous predators.