Much like wilderness areas in other parts of the U.S., Alaska has its share of pesky insects. Mosquitoes are perhaps the most widespread and persistent of insects in Alaska, occurring in Alaska's many miles of swampy tundra and lakes from early spring into the fall.

Mosquitoes are generally active in the early morning and at dusk and most bothersome in areas with stagnant water and little or no breeze. You can't plan your summer vacation around the mosquito, but they are easily dealt with. Every corner store, supermarket and outdoor center will have a good selection of bug repellent; be sure to keep some on hand.

Alaska Tips

Winter Activities

Learn More Here are some great things to do in Alaska's inside Passage in winter.   Attend the Wearable Arts Show in Ketchikan, featuring wild and wearable creations...

Driving Tips

Learn More If you drive to Alaska, first remember you will have to go through Canada to get here. Therefore, it is a good idea to bring a passport if you have...

Making Reservations

Learn More You will need to make as many pre-arrangements as possible for a trip to Alaska. Hotel and rental cars can...

Disabled Visitor Services

Learn More Alaska offers a broad range of year-round vacation experiences for persons with disabilities. For resources...

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