Mosquitoes are already eating me alive. What can I do?
Remember that the mosquitoes you fight in your yard are from your yard or the immediate neighbor’s, as that’s about as far as mosquitoes will fly. So the first step is for you and the neighbors to eliminate any and all breeding grounds for the mosquitoes, especially any standing water. That’s ANY standing water. ANY. Second step is to protect yourself with repellents, wear appropriate clothing, and try to stay inside during mosquito time’s outdoors. Then, and only then, do you try all the other goodies like spraying the shrubs, using scented candles and torches, foggers, Joy in water saucers, “Mosquito repelling plants”, and the “mosquito traps”, of which I continue to read mixed reviews of those things!