5 ways to attract dragonflies to your yard to help eliminate mosquitoes

Here are ways you can attract dragonflies to your backyard, which should help take care of your mosquito problem.

Dragonflies are aquatic insects, so having a pond or other water source in your yard will make them feel right at home.

Add Water

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Plant Meadow Sage

Meadow sage, otherwise known as blue hill, is gorgeous and easy to  maintain. The bonus is that dragonflies love it, and will flock to the  tall purple stems.

Plant Black-Eyed Susans

Black-eyed Susans are another flower that attracts dragonflies. This plant grows best with full sun and regular watering  and grows easily in most types of soil.

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Dragonflies need warmth for energy and to maximize their metabolism, so if it’s too cloudy or cool, they tend to hide out.

Let The Sunlight In


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