Dragonflies and bats are highly effective ways of controlling mosquitoes naturally, as you’ll read in other sections of this website. But because the spraying of pesticides kill those natural predators as well as mosquitoes, and because mosquitoes have a shorter reproductive cycle than their predators, following every spraying there are more mosquitoes than there were before, as a number of studies have shown. If you need to control mosquitoes, do not spray; instead, remove standing water (in which mosquitoes breed) and consider introducing dragonflies to the area.

Steve Tvedten is a former pesticides applicator who reversed his life when he saw what pesticides had done to his family. He lives in Michigan and advises the No Spray Coalition from afar. Steve has put together a large book on how to deal with pests using least-toxic methods, and has placed it free for public use, here:

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Alternatives to Pesticides to Repel Mosquitoes:


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