The Great American Backyard Camp Out is taking place this weekend in Wyoming. It's designed to get families outside and away from electronics. The National Wildlife Federation promotes the event in Wyoming, and naturalist David Mizejewski says recent polling he conducted uncovered the reason why people hesitate to sleep outside – they don’t like the bugs. Specifically, mosquitoes, bees, wasps and ticks - and all can be present in Wyoming yards. To keep mosquitoes away, he advises making sure they don’t have places to breed, and rain gutters are a favorite.
Mizejewski says that people need to do regular tick checks as well. He explains how not to get rid of a tick if you find one on your body.
Mizejewski said that bees and wasps are attracted to sweet smells, so cut the perfumes for backyard camp outs.