(Closed) Out door Ceremony… in the south… any suggestions on bugs???

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
159 posts
Blushing bee

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
14 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

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. 

Good luck!

Post # 5
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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.

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