(photo: Sarah-lee ‘Oto)
Summer; it’s a popular time for weddings and mosquitoes. And while Winston Churchill probably wasn’t the first person you thought of when you got engaged; he knew a thing or two when he said “He who fails to plan is planning to fail”.
Attract, Trap, ENJOY!
The one thing you do need to plan for with a summer wedding, especially if it’s going to be outdoors, is mosquitoes. To help create a ‘no-fly zone’ at your outdoor venue, consider a mosquito trap – they work by attracting, trapping, then killing mosquitoes.
Most mosquito traps are designed to catch immediately there are any mosquitoes around however, should be set up at least 2-3 weeks in advance of the big day. That’s because it typically takes that amount of time to disrupt breeding cycles and reduce mosquito populations. This will help decrease the risk of getting bitten as well as the possibility of getting sick from the many diseases mosquitoes carry.
Cost, coverage area and guest safety are all important factors when deciding which brand to use. Eco-friendly, Mega-Catch™ mosquito traps don’t use pesticides or propane, instead these multi attractant traps mimic the smell and sight of prey, fooling mosquitoes into sensing a blood meal close at hand. When they get near, powerful fans sweep them into the trap’s catch container where they eventually die.
Make sure that there are no areas of ‘standing water’ where mosquitoes can breed. Birdbaths, buckets, wheelbarrows, pot plant saucers – anything that holds water is a potential mosquito nursery.
Mosquito repellents should be regarded as staple for any outdoor event. However while repellents provide excellent personal protection, they don’t actually kill mosquitoes. That’s why you need mosquito traps. Read more…