Going on a Hike? Here are Some Pests You Should Look Out For

Hiking is a therapeutic and enjoyable experience for many outdoors lovers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But, unfortunately, it also means that there’s a good chance you’ll come across some troublesome critters in your adventures. While most pests will be relatively easy as long as you use common sense when navigating their area, you must familiarize yourself with the type of pests.

In this blog post, we’ll dive into some types of pests commonly seen while hiking so that you can better prepare yourself the next time you head out on your trail!


Going on a hike should be a fun and stimulating experience, but there’s one thing that could ruin your outdoor adventure – pesky mosquitoes! The thought of these itchy biters swarming around can be enough to make you rethink going at all. That’s why it’s best to be aware of the possible presence of mosquitoes before heading out, so you can plan accordingly.

No matter what route you take, don’t let these pesky pests stop you from having an enjoyable hiking experience! While mosquito repellant might seem like an obvious solution, for the green hikers, try using citronella candles or essential oils with proven anti-mosquito properties. If you want to avoid those buzzy bites, look into treating your clothing with permethrin, which renders them far less attractive to biting insects.


When planning a hike, there are many things to consider, such as drinking water, sunscreen, and the right shoes. However, it’s vital to remember wasps! While wasps may be essential in controlling other pesky outdoor pests like moths and flies, they can be dangerous when disturbed. If you encounter wasps on your hike, remain calm and move away slowly.

If all else fails and you find yourself under attack from swarms of wasps, enlist the help of wasp control services before continuing your journey. With some care and preparation, you can enjoy your hike without hassle from wasps!


If you’re about to hike, be aware that you may cross paths with a few pests! Chances are you won’t come face-to-face with a giant spider or a belligerent bear, but it’s always wise to be prepared. Specifically, if you’re heading into nature for an outdoor adventure, look out for buzzing bees – and we don’t mean the high-achieving kinds. These busy insects tend to swarm and generally look like they mean business (which they do!). The best practice is to give them a respectful distance so as not to agitate their hive – so have your hiking partner act as a human shield while you swerve around the bees!


Going on a hike can be a great way to take in nature and breathe some fresh air, but there is one pest that you want to look out for: spiders. These eight-legged arthropods know how to set up shop in tight corners, so make sure your pest control services are up to date as you venture through the trails.

Moreover, spiders rarely travel in packs, so if you come across one of them, chances are good that its entire extended family is watching from nearby. If a spider sends a shiver down your spine, stay alert and bring along some pest control products – just in case!

Final Words

So the next time you pack up your hiking gear, take a can of bug spray and watch out for these pesky little critters. And if you see something crawling on you that you can’t identify, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be more than happy to help you out…after all, that’s what we’re here for!

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Waheed Ahmed Founder & CEO, Pesticon Pest Control

Holding a Masters Degree in Agriculture, Waheed fulfilled his vision of helping people with their pest control problems in the Greater Vancouver area. Due to his passion for people, he ensures the best customer service available in the industry. For over 20 years, Waheed continues to help rid homes and business of pests.

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