I need solutions to keep mosquitos at a minimal in my yard. They are absolutley nuts at my house. There's no standing water around or anything so I cant figure why theres so many. I am very allergic, to the point where bites swell up near baseball size. And I'd like to be able to play with my dogs outside without fearing getting eaten alive by them.
Keeping a healthy biome of birds and insects will help reduce the mosquito population. Spraying only increases their abundance. Also your neighbors need to be diligent. Doug Tallamy has a great solution that incorporates a 5 gallon bucket some straw and some Summit mosquito Dunks, that you drop in it to kill the larva, it works wonders: here is the link to someone who used it the five gallon bucket method. annapolisnativelandscape.co.... Thus is not toxic to anything but mosquito larva. Try lavender oil in a mister on your skin until the population dwindles and also fans. And I highly suggest summer reading, “Nature’s Best Hope.” Hint, it’s all of us in our own yards. Lots of practical advice
Our backyard has dense trees do we get lots of mosquitos too. We have used the DynaTrap Insect and Mosquito Trap for several years. It has made a huge difference. We have far less mosquitos then we used to. I love it because it doesn't use any nasty chemicals so it is child and dog safe.