(Closed) Preventing Bugbites?

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Lavender! The lavender scent is a natural bug repellent and will keep you from having to smell like the yucky sprays that are sold.  You can get some lavender perfume or hari stuff and that should help out a lot.  Also depending on when your wedding is bugs may not be as big of an issue, and depending on the time you could get some of the bug repellent tiki torches for the outsides of the aisles so that your guests are protected some too.

Post # 4
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I heard that eating a lot of bananas will help prevent bugbites, although I’m not sure why.  Something to do with the extra levels of something in your blood will make you unappealing.  And I try not to eat/drink so much sugar during mosquito season, because bugs are attracted to high sugar contents in blood.  It works pretty well for me in reducing the number of bites I get, but it won’t totally eliminate all bugbites.

Finally, if you have bigger reactions than other people around you, you might be allergic to the mosquito venom.  I would carry Benadryl allergy lotion with you and put that on any bug butes you get immediately.  And carrying some of the non-drowsy consumable Benadryl might help tame those things down too.

Post # 8
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hmmm…..my wedding is outdoors. I may have to try to carry some lavender in my bouquet!

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