One type of wildlife not mentioned in Waterton are the mosquitoes! My latest trip to Waterton was June 15 & 16 2019. I was not suppose to be in Waterton but was so happy I was there. The forecast for two days of rain did not happen, the temperature was nice and the wind was low… what more could you ask for!!
I seldom go into the town site. One of my favorite stops is at Maskinonge Lake. I have a couple spots I love to park at and will spend hours there. When I got to Waterton it was clear but the clouds started to move in. I got to a spot to park and wanted to head out in the kayak but I pulled a muscle a few weeks ago and still am trying to get it to heal. Instead I watched the storm move in then went to explore.
When I stopped I opened the back doors. There is a huge screen to stop bugs and it was COATED in seconds!! I carry my bear spray when I am out and was tempted to use it on all the mosquitoes.
They were THICK!!!!
I recently bought a new device that I decided to try. It is called a Thermacell and on the first try I found it works GREAT!!!!
I had another device years ago I thought was made by Thermacell and it worked good. This works amazing!!
In 15 minutes the screen was clear and I could stand under my canopy and there was not a bug to be found!!!
After the storm passed I went out to shoot and as I walked away from the Thermacell I was eaten alive. Proof how well it works!
If you like to camp or be out in nature I cannot recommend this more!!! The one I bought clips to your belt so if you are going out taking pictures you can attach it to your belt. They have other models as well. Not cheap, but effective!!!
This link will take you to Canadian Tires line. They are also available at Walmart and a few other places in Lethbridge.