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How to Control Outdoor Mosquitoes for Your Upcoming Wedding

Posted on April 30, 2015 by Lawn Doctor

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The warmer months of the year, especially June, are among the most popular times for weddings. After all, many couples want to get married outside, and some people even want to get married in their backyard, a local park, or some other outdoor location. Unfortunately, there are some wedding crashers that people will definitely want to avoid when it comes to their special day – mosquitoes!

Fortunately, Lawn Doctor is here to help. Our Yard Armour® mosquito control services can help protect your wedding against mosquitoes before they ruin your special occasion. By using our outdoor mosquito control services at the site of the wedding, you can reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard.

In the meantime, if you are having a backyard wedding, what should you look for and do to keep mosquitoes away?

Outdoor mosquito control starts with prevention

It is much easier to keep mosquitoes from your backyard than it is to get rid of them. To prevent mosquitoes, you need to understand how mosquitoes live and breed.

So what does that mean when it comes to controlling the mosquitoes that have taken over your yard? If you want to keep the mosquitoes out, or get rid of them after they have landed, it starts with going around your yard and removing any standing water. Even a very small amount of water could attract mosquitoes.

When you are clearing the area for your wedding, make sure that you get rid of things that can collect water, or at least cover the items with a tarp so that they will not collect water when it rains.

Professional special event sprays and treatments

If you don’t want to risk mosquitoes ruining your special day, the safest thing to do is to speak to a professional mosquito service before your wedding day.  Using state of the art equipment, they will be able to safely and effectively treat your entire outdoor area in advance of your big event and to make sure everything is being done to help keep those mosquitoes away.

Natural approach to mosquito repellent

Mosquitoes do not like the smell of marigolds, so if you can have marigolds on the tables or even in the bride’s bouquet, that can help keep mosquitoes away. You should also have scented candles on the tables made of things like lemon essential oil or basil, because those scents can repel mosquitoes.

Outdoor mosquito killers – sprays, mists and foggers

When it comes to eliminating mosquitoes, there are over the counter chemicals to choose from that were designed to help get them under control. However, without guidance from a professional, these systems can also have potential side effects, so please be careful.

Make sure what people don’t remember about your wedding is the mosquitoes.

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