Move the Water You Have
If you have a natural or man-made water feature, then at least keep the water moving. Add pumps, fountains and other water-circulating devices to your ponds and birdbaths. Even moderate amounts of movement can produce enough current to prevent mosquito eggs from developing.
Let the Air Flow
Wind is an excellent mosquito repellent, as these pests are not good fliers and will get tossed around even by light breezes. As such, tall shrubs, walls and heavy foliage can help mosquitoes thrive by blocking the wind. Removing these features entirely - or at least enough of them to allow good airflow - will help you fight back against mosquito onslaughts. For porches, decks and other outdoor entertainment areas, add oscillating overhead fans or railing fans to create an unstable environment for mosquitoes that is also decorative.
Enlist the Help of Other Animals
Make pest control a team effort by offering a friendly habitat for mosquito-eating animals. Bat boxes and purple martin birdhouses will entice these creatures to your yard. And don't be so quick to rip away spider webs or swat dragonflies, especially if their presence isn't affecting the rest of your landscape.
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Probably the last thing in the world that residents of the Houston, Texas, area would like are more bugs. Harris County already has one of the worst mosquito problems in the nation. The warm, humid climate is a prime breeding ground for the dangerous insects, and it’s been made worse recently by weather that’s even warmer and wetter than usual.