Generally the most effective way to rid a home of mosquitoes is to reduce the surrounding water sources that make for favorable breeding grounds. These breeding grounds include any natural or man made site that collects water. Untreated swimming pools, wading pools, old tires, clogged rain gutters, cans, buckets, pet dishes, and low areas on properties that collect water are prime examples of these water collection sites. By eliminating these sites mosquitoes can generally be controlled.
*Problems can arise if neighbors or neighboring areas outside the scope of the treatment area have water sources that make for favorable mosquito breeding grounds. Because mosquitoes are flying insects they can thrive in those untreated areas and fly into your yard. If possible, it is best to inform your neighbors of mosquito reducing techniques and work together within the neighborhood to eliminate them.