Whether they walk, fly, crawl or slither, critters are
not welcome during your emergency (or ever?). Consider the
Control - One simple way to keep ants from
getting to food (like a pet's food dish) is to put the dish
on a cookie sheet that has 1/2" of water in it. The ants
will drown if they try to get to the food.
Control - Beware that some birds, like
ravens, can tear foil right off the top of a pan to get to
the food inside. Be sure to secure your food so
birds will not enjoy it before you do.
Kit - Make sure your First Aid Kit is
prepared to deal with consequences caused either by
Critters or by your attempts to get rid of them.
Repellent - Make sure you have insect
repellent in your kits.
Netting - It is a good idea to invest
in some mosquito netting to use in case you get
caught outdoors during mosquito season, especially if
you need to sleep outdoors. Mosquitoes are not just a
nuisance, they can be deadly. And the ones that carry
West Nile Virus don't come out until after
dark. This netting is lightweight,
inexpensive and stores well. Get some.
To see some Mosquito Netting solutions, click these
If you store Poisons like ant or rodent poison, be
sure to not store it near any food products or equipment
used to prepare or serve food. Also, since space might be
at a premium, be sure to not let these things be exposed to
Food - To avoid attracting Critters
such as bees and bears, keep all food securely stored. Make
good use of trailers, autos, steel boxes or whatever.
However, make sure the temperature in such places does not
exceed those recommended for the food stored there.