When hiking in the backcountry, it is likely that you will encounter many different insects. Some of these insects can be life threatening. Lean which bugs are prevalent in the area in which you will be hiking and the season they may be in abundance.

 

When travelling the trail, be alert for nests, wear protective clothing, avoid perfumes and scented lotions and apply insect repellent.

Bees

Mosquitoes

Flies

Ticks

Spiders

Scorpions