Your big day deserves Proactive Landscaping for lawn care and landscaping with the bites!
If you are anticipating on having your wedding in an outdoor venue, you have a good chance of being bothered by uninvited guest – mosquitoes! These pests or not only annoying because of the itchy welts they leave, but in the worse case scenario, they transmit infectious diseases including the West Nile virus, malaria, and equine encephalitis. So how can you get rid of these thirsty bloodsuckers…?
Actions you can take to prevent mosquitoes…
1. Remove debris
Decomposing leaves, overgrown weeds, excessive shrubbery, and clogged gutters is a catalyst in harboring mosquitoes. Eliminating clutter and disposing of land waste will lower the risk of attracting these insects as well as enhance the beauty of the property.
2. Get rid of standing water
Stagnant water is a perfect place for female mosquitoes to lay their eggs. To ward off an infestation, make sure to empty all containers, and objects that retain water. This includes flowerpot drip trays, old tires, birdbaths, bottles and cans. Thousands of mosquitoes can develop from even a small amount of water that contains larvae.
3. Invest in mosquito repellent plants
Citronella grass, eucalyptus, marigolds, lemon thyme, basil, mums, and peppermint are just a few of the plants, flowers, and herbs that release oils and emits strong aromatic odors that mosquitoes find intolerable. Placing these natural repellents where guest are seated is a wonderful idea.
About Proactive Landscaping
Whether for landscaping or lawn care assistance, when planning an outdoor wedding, it would be beneficial for you to let our professional at Proactive Landscaping handle all your demands, while you focus on your special event!
We specialize in overall lawn care, debris removal, mowing, planting; weed control, fertilizing, trimming and more. Proactive Landscaping offers residential and commercial beautification through maintenance and design. If you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free no-obligation estimate.