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How bad are the bugs? How to prepare?

Folsom, California
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How bad are the bugs? How to prepare?

We are travelling mid July with 2 adults and 2 kiddos hoping to see the great outdoors: hiking, canoeing, etc. Am going to be in the Banff area for 4 days in addition will be at Jasper. Any ideas the times of day or locations where bugs are an issue? Should I bring mosquito spray or use the repellents? Is it even needed?

Jenn

Jasper, Canada
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1. Re: How bad are the bugs? How to prepare?

Yes, bring or buy insect repellent - mosquito season will be in full swing by then.

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2. Re: How bad are the bugs? How to prepare?

Do people wear those bug "hats" that cover the face?

Jenn

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3. Re: How bad are the bugs? How to prepare?

Nope.

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4. Re: How bad are the bugs? How to prepare?

Thanks!

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5. Re: How bad are the bugs? How to prepare?

Hi Jennifer, there are certainly some mosquitoes at the moment, and this will continue into mid-July. They are not too bad, however, and are out mostly at dusk. No special bug gear required - just bring some bug spray and long sleeves.

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6. Re: How bad are the bugs? How to prepare?

Glad to hear they are manageable : )

Jenn

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