If possible, eliminate any standing water. Poorly drained gutters. ANYTHING that can hold the most insignificant seeming amount of water is habitat for mosquitos. Any of the BT products for mosquito control are safe for bees. Beyond these things there isn't much you can do.Any suggestions for mosquito control that is bee friendly? I have 3 hives not far from the backyard deck and the Mosquitos are bad. Any ideas appreciated.
bt for mosquitoes, never tried it.
Just imagine how many Mosquitos you'd have if you DIDNT have bats.....I read an article about keeping bats. If you make a bat house they may or may not move in right away, could take years before they use it. They said if you put bat poop around your bat house they could start using it quicker.
We live in the woods and have tons of bats, one even takes a midnight nap in our porch. We still have mosquitos.
Dump the water sources once a week like clockwork like Coop and bee bliss said. Most mosquitos species that I remember about take 8 days at a minimum to make a life cycle (think it is mostly 10 days). And the eggs can sit dry for up to one year. So there can be a rim of mosquito eggs on the edge of the water container for a long time just waiting to water levels to touch the eggs and hatch.And if bees use the same water source, what then?