(Closed) Outdoor receptions: what are you doing about MOSQUITOES!!!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: We're taking care of (or already took care of) those !#*[email protected] mosquitoes by:
    Providing spray repellents : (2 votes)
    11 %
    Citronella candles : (3 votes)
    16 %
    Citronella torches : (6 votes)
    32 %
    Those crazy blue bug lanterns that ZAP 'em DEAD! : (0 votes)
    Mosquitoes? Who gives a hoot, I'm gettin' married! : (4 votes)
    21 %
    Other explained in a post : (0 votes)
    BuzzzZZzzz!!! : (4 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 4
    134 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would go with the torches as a bug zapper would be annoying as hell and the bug repellent is full of toxins (you couldn’t pay me to use ’em) and who want to use repellents at a wedding!

    I used to trap mosquitoes to check for the West Nile Virus several summers ago. I learned several tricks to keep them off me. Now I live with a stream in my back yard and vernal ponds (wetlands) in my front yard and have yet to get a single bite this summer!

    Post # 5
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I was at an outdoor wedding a few weeks ago and they didn’t have anything. The mosquitoes weren’t really a problem, but the flies…. Oh boy…

    Post # 6
    1004 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Well… since I am the biggest mosquito magnet around, I could probably keep the mosquitos away from everyone else!

    We have TERRIBLE asian tiger mosquitos around our home/neighborhood and citronella torches (aka tiki torches) worked well. We used 8 of them for our backyard BBQ, and 2 of the candles on the tables. I also put on bug spray and managed not to get eaten alive.

    I had not planned to provide bug spray, but that’s not a bad idea…

    Post # 7
    2009 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Many venues spray before a big event.


    Post # 8
    2135 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I guess I haven’t thought of that!

    Post # 9
    872 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I am getting those OFF! Tiki Torches and then giving my guests some OFF! spray….Still that won’t help with the other bug problem like flies and stuff I am still trying to figure out how to help with that problem.

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