Festival season is always highly anticipated by festival goers who look forward to having a great time. It’s always a very fun, eclectic and joyous celebration where everyone comes together to enjoy good music. However, amidst all the excitement surrounding festivals, it also comes with one major problem. Since the event is always held in an open field location, it also becomes a prime spot for pests. Everyone wants to enjoy at festivals and pests are the last thing you want to worry about. Let’s take a look into the best pest prevention tips you can incorporate to ensure a pest free festival.
CHOOSE YOUR LOCATION WISELY
The specific location of your tent or food stand plays a huge role on how prone you are to becoming bitten by various types of pests. Mosquitoes, wasps, ants, midges and flies are the most common ones found in festivals. It’s important to locate a spot far away from these pests before you set up your goods. Pests usually thrive in small bodies of water such as ponds, rivers and lakes so it’s best to choose a spot as far away as possible from those bodies of water.
USE AN INSECT REPELLENT
Biting insects are aplenty during festivals. Using an insect repellent will help you stay protected and keep the pests away from you. While you’re packing for the things you will be bringing for the festival, always remember to bring a good supply of insect repellent. It is highly recommended to apply it regularly throughout the festival. Don’t be afraid to apply a large dosage on your skin especially on exposed parts of your body. Doing this will help prevent mosquitoes from biting you and it will ensure that you wouldn’t have to go through the hassle of constantly scratching your skin.
PROPERLY DISPOSE YOUR TRASH
One of the easiest ways to stay away from pests during festivals is by disposing your trash properly. Pests love roaming around trash cans since they contain food waste which they can eat. Similar to bringing an insect repellent, it’s also important to bring trash bin liners. Make sure to clean your tent regularly of any food waste or beverages like empty drink containers to reduce pests in your surrounding area. By limiting the availability of their food source, you will be able to effectively get rid of pests throughout the festival. You definitely don’t want your tent to be invaded by various types of pests just because you didn’t dispose your trash properly.