You’re getting ready for your special day, and you’ve thought of every detail. The band has been booked, the venue selected, and the dress is on its way. You’ve narrowed down the guest list, created the menu, and, most importantly, tasted several cakes. But, if you’re planning an outdoor wedding, there’s one detail that you may have forgotten to put on your wedding checklist – mosquito control.
Wedding planning is about the happy couple, but it’s also about the guests. Make sure the memories your favorite people have about your big day involve the good times they had, not the bites they received.
Does the Venue Not Take Care of Mosquito Control?
While some outdoor wedding venues handle their own pest control, many may not, and most couples don’t ask this important question while prepping for their big day. Wedding season is a time that many look forward to, but they often forget that this is also prime mosquito season.
Mosquitoes thrive in warm temperatures and can invade any outdoor property, but they’re especially drawn to ones with standing water – like garden fountains, ponds and bird baths, to name a few. They can lay an average of 100 eggs in a container the size of a bottle cap and up to 3,000 eggs in just a few weeks. Not only can they cause welts and itching for some people when they bite, but they can also carry pathogens that may cause disease like West Nile.
While there are DIY methods you can take to help protect yourself from mosquitoes, such as lighting citronella candles or handing out mini bottles of bug spray, they generally don’t work. Instead, our One-Time Mosquito Service for events is an effective solution.