Post # 1
We’re getting married in 8 days (!) in our backyard. However, we have a horrible gnat problem that I can’t seem to figure out. I’ve tried Cutter’s Bug Free Backyard, but it seems to really only work against mosquitos. Their fogger works well but it doesn’t last very long, and I would probably have to buy a million bottles of it and have someone spray it RIGHT before the ceremony. We wouldn’t be able to use it for the reception area since I don’t think people want bug spray residue on their plates. Please help!
Post # 3
humm you could try citronella candles or go to http://www.off.com they have a lot of products that work grat as well as other ideas.
Post # 4
Are you opposed to having fans outside? I don’t know if that’s feasible, but with there being more air circulation it will helps with the gnat problem.
Post # 5
Also, you may want to call a local pest control company and tell them the issue and see what they suggest.
Post # 6
The only other thing I can think of is removing the top layer of soil where they are concentrated as that is where they lay their eggs– obviously won’t work if you have alot of uncovered soil!
Good luck and Congrats!
Post # 7
Minimize water in the yard for the next few days. Just water the plants enough but don’t over water.
You can also do your own fogger if you have a fire pit and just smoke them out a bit.
If there’s an area they’re really concentrated put bowls of apple cider vinegar mixed with dishsoap and they are attracted to the apple smell but not survive. the bowl
You can mix oil with peppermint (which is a deterrent for gnats but quite lovely smelling) and mist your backyard and the oil helps to smother any eggs that might hatch
Post # 8
We were married in our backyard in Michigan on a farm- mosquitos are killer. My dad fogged every night two weeks prior to the wedding. Probably not good for the environment, but the night of the wedding was bug free. We all bought citronella candle buckets and lined them around the property (people couldn’t see or smell them, just the soft glow they created)