- While some bugs may be harmless, others can spread diseases that can put your health at risk.
- The best thing to do is to get informed about what harmful bugs are present in the area you are traveling to and learn how to prevent a bite or sting.
- If you’ve been bitten by a bug and are showing signs of infection, seek medical care right away.
Traveling can be so fun and while you’re likely getting prepared by making your packing list and an itinerary, one thing you should be preparing for is bugs. As much as we try to avoid them, bug bites do happen. Some may be harmless while others can be downright painful. Some bugs can even spread diseases like malaria, Zika virus, and Lyme disease which can put our health at risk.
The best way to protect your health is to get informed. If you plan on traveling any time soon, take a look at our list of tips on how to prevent bug bites while traveling.
Before You Travel, Research Your Destination
The first thing you should do before you travel is research your destination to find out which insects might pose a threat to your health. Some places are known for having a lot of mosquitoes while it may be low risk in other places. But mosquitoes aren’t the only bugs you need to be on the lookout for. Ticks, spiders, scorpions, and bed bugs can all put your health at risk too.
Don’t let this information discourage you from traveling altogether. There are safety precautions you can take to help prevent bug bites and keep you safe. Let’s take a look at some of these tips next!