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The Best Mosquito Control for Your Outdoor Wedding

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The Best Mosquito Control for Your Outdoor Wedding

June 1, 2023

An outdoor venue is a great choice for your wedding day. It can accommodate many guests and make a beautiful backdrop, especially on a warm day. But, as the sun sets, the bugs come out. Cue the horror-movie music – or not! Don’t let bugs ruin the big day and bother your guests! Learn how to bug-proof your outdoor wedding so you can focus on enjoying every minute.

5 Tips to Keep Bugs Away from an Outdoor Wedding

The quick version: Choose a venue that doesn’t have ideal bug habitats. Cover the food, drinks, and trash. Get strategic with your décor and airflow.

Let’s break that out into five major steps to control mosquitoes (and more) at your outdoor wedding:

  1. Choose your venue strategically. When picking an outdoor venue, look for spaces without much shade-providing shrubbery or areas with standing water where mosquitoes can hide and breed. If you notice an excessive amount of overgrown trees or shrubs around your potential venue but you love everything else about it, you have a couple of options: Monster Tree Service can do the tree trimming and pruning. And Mosquito Squad can swoop in with a special event spray to control bugs. Our team will safely and strategically use a barrier treatment around the venue, especially in areas where mosquitoes, ticks, and other bugs may be lurking.
  2. Keep food and drinks covered. Keep food and drinks contained when not being served. The smells can quickly attract bugs, including wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets. Not only will covering your food help keep bugs away, but it will also help your food stay fresh and temperature-controlled longer!
  3. Keep the trash contained. Keep lids on all trash cans, and promptly remove food and drink dishes that are no longer being used. If you don’t already have a caterer doing this, we recommend hiring someone to bus tables and monitor trash.
  4. Use décor that repels bugs. From the flowers in your bouquets to the candles on your tables, your décor can repel unwanted bugs. There are many plants that naturally repel mosquitoes; gorgeous bouquet flowers that repel mosquitoes include marigolds and lavender. Candles may also repel mosquitoes if they’re unscented or citronella scented. Avoid floral and sweet candle scents.
  5. Strategically place fans. Can a mosquito fly with a fan on? Not really! Mosquitoes are naturally weak fliers, and even a light breeze can keep them away from you! So, fans will keep you and your guests cool and comfortable while doing double duty as a bug repellent. Place fans close enough to handle the pest control but far enough away that they aren’t too loud. Bonus: Fans disperse human scents that mosquitoes are drawn to.

What’s the Best Bug Repellent for an Outdoor Wedding?

On the wedding day, no one wants to be covered in smelly bug spray that could damage expensive clothes. That’s why we recommend professional mosquito treatment options from the Mosquito Squad team! We can come to your venue before any food or utensils are placed, to avoid contamination. We can even spray our effective treatment several days before the event, and you’ll still be protected! If you’re looking for a natural mosquito repellent, ask for our natural mosquito treatment service. This treatment utilizes essential oils to deter mosquitoes, ticks, and more. Our outdoor wedding bug control services come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Contact us today for a free quote, or call (877) 332-2239.