In the coming weeks and months, people will start to have more and more outdoor events. But while holding an event outdoors can offer a great atmosphere for your gathering, if you live in a place that has a lot of mosquitoes, you could also find yourself and your guests fighting with these pests throughout the entirety of your event.
To keep this from happening to you, here are three ways to keep mosquitoes from bugging you at your outdoor event.
If you’re looking for something that will help keep mosquitoes away without having a really intense bug spray smell, you might want to try embracing citronella as part of your decor and aesthetic for your event.
Citronella candles can work wonders for keeping mosquitoes away from where you’ll be gathering. And because some citronella candles can be put in whatever candle holder or vase that you’re wanting to use, they can also seamlessly be implemented into the decor of your event. Additionally, if you’re going for a more exotic theme for your event, you can also get citronella tiki torches that you can place strategically throughout your outdoor space to help keep the mosquitoes at bay. As long as the flame is lit, they should do their job of keeping bugs away rather effectively.
Focus On Air Movement
Another thing you should think about as a way to keep mosquitoes away from your outdoor event is air movement.
Because mosquitoes are so small, they can’t fly around very well when there is much air movement around them. This causes them to fly somewhere different where they can have more control over where they’re going.
Knowing this, having fans or other ways to move the air around where you’re having your event can be a great deterrent for mosquitoes. And if you’re having your outdoor event during a heat wave, air movement can also help to make your guests feel a more comfortable temperature as well.
Remove Standing Water
Standing water is literally a breeding ground for mosquitoes. So while you might like the idea of having some kind of water feature to bring ambiance to your outdoor event, if the water is going to be left standing, it can become something of a homing beacon for mosquitoes.
With this in mind, you should eliminate all standing water from in and around your event well before the event starts. This can help to discourage mosquitoes from coming to this location in the first place.
If you’re going to be having some outdoor events this spring and summer and are worried about how mosquitoes might make an appearance, consider using the tips mentioned above to keep mosquitoes from running your party.