Dealing with mosquitoes
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.
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:
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.