Dealing with mosquitoes

Asked May 1, 2015, 8:33 PM EDT

I am trying to design my back yard of 15 acres into a permaculture landscape. The mosquitoes are really bad this time of year and I am aware of the fact that dragonflies eat mosquitoes. Is there anything I can do to encourage their growth? Perhaps create swales that lead into a pit I dig to create a natural pool that will house larvae? I realize that mosquitoes will compete with the same area create larvae.

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There is a lot of good information on the web on how to design landscape to prevent mosquito breeding.
Here are some places you can find some information you may want:
http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/care/pests-and-diseases/pests/mosquitoes.html
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in456
http://mosquito.ifas.ufl.edu/Source_Reduction.htm
http://www.washoecounty.us/health/programs-and-services/vector-borne-diseases/program_services/mosqu...
http://www.doityourself.com/stry/ongoldfishpond#b
https://www.fremont.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/909

Also, you may want to contact your county extension office on tips for landscape and ponds for your area. They May have some specific designs that may help you.