Post # 1
I am having my ceremony outside on top of a mountain in Alabama in early september. The reception will be in the lodge there. I am really really worried about mosquito’s being a bother to my guests.
Has anyone had any experience with this or any suggestions on what I might be able to do?
Post # 3
ciitronella candles…otherwise you can ask if the surrounding area can be sprayed a few hours before….or hire a bunch of cute little furry bats?
Post # 4
One of my friends used the Off! Lamps for her annual outdoor cookout.. it worked pretty well.. even for the middle of a deep South summer. This might be worth a try since it looks kinda cute and the scents aren’t as overwhelming as some standard citronella candles. It’s kinda pricey, but citronella is rarely cheap from what I’ve seen.
I think there are some types of plants that naturally repel bugs as well, might be worth talking to your local nursery. Something in terra cotta pots around might be a pretty solution as well.
Post # 5
I second the citronella candles, there are also some ‘torches’ that ward off bugs but not sure how that’d look at a wedding…
Post # 6
Some of the same companies that make bug spray make an outdoor fogger – basically you spray chair legs and anything else you can about an hour before anyone will arrive, and it does a really good job of keeping bugs away. I’ve used Raid Yard Guard many times, and it’s very good for keeping away mosquitos.
Post # 7
They have this stuff that is like seed and you can put it around. We put it out and ours and had no bug problems. Just spread it in the grass and you can’t see it!
Post # 8
I went to a 4th of July party in Texas last summer and they put Listorine in a spray bottle and sprayed that on the grass all through the area. It killed the bugs (didn’t have a single bite on any of us), didn’t smell awful, and guests with asthma or other breathing problems wouldn’t be bothered by it.
Plus it is pretty cheap.
Post # 9
Great idea Bees! Thanks so much!