Mosquito Free Outdoors
Here is how I keep my area mosquito free. I built an above ground pond. I used 3/4 inch plywood sliced 2 ft by 8 ft. I make the pond 16 ft by 8 ft. I run 2 by 6 the long length and 2 by 4 the short sides. One along the top and bottom. I put a rubber roofing inside the mold. That gives me about 2000 gallons. I fill that with rain water for the garden and get a dozen feeder goldfish for a dollar at the pet store.
Now all the local mosquitos lay their eggs in the pond and not one singe egg will have a chance to become an adult. all will be eaten by the fish.
Now you know how Broiler Chickens grow fast and big on little food. Well goldfish grow even faster on less food. Now never feed the goldfish. Not a drop. NOTHING. NO FOOD for the gold fish all summer long. They will be huge at the end of the summer.
I am zone 5 and they live through the winter for me. But if they die just spend another dollar to get another dozen in the spring. no expense.
The wild mosquitos will find a place to lay eggs in the wild and grow into new adults. But this pond is a big lure that sucks down the mosquitos to lay their eggs where they have no chance to adulthood.
The pond also attracts lots of dragon flys that eat only mosquitos on the fly. Mosquitos have no chance with a pond trap with dragon flys on patrol.
Another trick I put some 5 gal buckets under the house roof. when it rains it fills with water then later the mosquitos hatch out and I dump the water on the ground and they die. I usually carry the water to the garden and put 5 gallons of water on the tomatoes and the mosquitos die.
One last item. Mosquitos live off chickens and other animals. There is a place in SE Asia. Vietnam or somewhere around there. They have a big chicken house and a pond next to the chicken house. They collect mosquito larvae from the pond. They sell the larvae by the kilo. They collect tons of mosquito larvae a year. Really almost unbelieveable amounts of mosquito larvae. They feed off the chickens and lay the eggs right there. They export the frozen larvae to tropical fish fanciers as natural high quality food.
I mentioned that to show that mosquitos really feed off chickens. So if you have chickens and a place for mosquitos to multiply, you can try the pond trap method. It works if you work it correctly.