Why You Should Add Mosquito Control to Your Wedding Checklist
You’re getting ready for your special day, and you’ve thought of every detail. The band has been booked, the venue selected, and the dress is on its way. You’ve narrowed down the guest list, created the menu, and, most importantly, tasted several cakes. But, if you’re planning an outdoor wedding, there’s one detail that you may have forgotten to put on your wedding checklist – mosquito control.
Wedding planning is about the happy couple, but it’s also about the guests. Make sure the memories your favorite people have about your big day involve the good times they had, not the bites they received.
Does the Venue Not Take Care of Mosquito Control?
While some outdoor wedding venues handle their own pest control, many may not, and most couples don’t ask this important question while prepping for their big day. Wedding season is a time that many look forward to, but they often forget that this is also prime mosquito season.
Mosquitoes thrive in warm temperatures and can invade any outdoor property, but they’re especially drawn to ones with standing water – like garden fountains, ponds and bird baths, to name a few. They can lay an average of 100 eggs in a container the size of a bottle cap and up to 3,000 eggs in just a few weeks. Not only can they cause welts and itching for some people when they bite, but they can also carry pathogens that may cause disease like West Nile.
While there are DIY methods you can take to help protect yourself from mosquitoes, such as lighting citronella candles or handing out mini bottles of bug spray, they generally don’t work. Instead, our One-Time Mosquito Service for events is an effective solution.
What Does a Professional Mosquito Treatment Entail?
- Inspect: We conduct a thorough inspection of your wedding venue, looking for conditions that are conducive to mosquito activity (like standing water) and then address them.
- Kill: We then treat the outdoor area with a solution that begins working immediately to reduce the mosquito population in your yard.
- Protect: The treatment contains a layer of protection that lasts through your event (and beyond).
How Far in Advance Do I Need to Schedule My Treatment?
For best results, the treatment should be applied two to three days before your wedding date. This also ensures that the service is performed before other set-up is in process so that it doesn’t interfere. To make sure we can accommodate your specific date, schedule your service as soon as possible.
How Do I Schedule a Treatment?
We're on The Knot! Visit our storefront on The Knot to learn more about our mosquito service. There, you can contact us to schedule your treatment, request a quote or ask questions. We’ll even help coordinate the service directly with your wedding venue, so you can focus on what really matters.