06-25-2011, 12:31 PM
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Mosquito fish are the best answer.
My 80 gallon pond exists entirely as mosquito control. Here in South Florida, the mosquitos were so bad when we first moved in, I couldn't be in my carport for two minutes without getting at least ten bites. I took a pre-built 3'x6' concrete planter attached to side of the house, dug it out and lined it with pond liner. I got six mosquito-fish delivered for free from the county. I bought a dozen tiny goldfish for 13 cents each. I now have at least 75 mosquito fish, 8" goldfish and some other random creatures I think birds may have dropped in there. Best part is I can go anywhere in my very large front yard and not see a single mosquito. I'm in the process of building one for the backyard right now.