Dragonflies Can Eliminate Mosquitoes in Your Yard—Here’s How to Attract Them

Dragonflies Can Eliminate Mosquitoes in Your Yard—Here’s How to Attract Them

Be honest: we all hate having a bottle of bug spray at hand to ward off the swarm of Mosquitos whenever we want to relax in our Backyards. Insect repellents can be messy and tedious to use (not to mention you need to reapply them every hour).

Fortunately, Mother Nature has found a solution to this problem: dragonflies. The insects are not only beautiful, but they can also eat 100 mosquitos a day! And it’s not just the full-grown ones that contribute – dragonfly larvae usually eat most mosquitoes.

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Be honest: we all hate having a bottle of bug spray at hand to ward off the swarm of Mosquitos whenever we want to relax in our Backyards. Insect repellents can be messy and tedious to use (not to mention you need to reapply them every hour).

Fortunately, Mother Nature has found a solution to this problem: dragonflies. The insects are not only beautiful, they can also eat 100 mosquitos a day! And it’s not just the full-grown ones that contribute – dragonfly larvae usually eat most mosquitoes.

To use this secret weapon provided by Mother Nature, you need to know how to attract dragonflies. This can be easily achieved by planting certain plants in your garden (bonus: the plants are as beautiful as the dragonflies):

Black-Eyed Susan

Seed Kingdom

If you are an easy-care gardener like me, this is the perfect plant to add to your garden to help fight these annoying mosquitoes. This radiant plant can survive in almost any type of soil and only needs sunlight and needs to be watered regularly to bloom.

Sagittaria dwarf

Aquarium plants factory

At first glance, you may think that this plant is a weed or a type of grass, but it is not! It is an aquatic plant that requires hard water and a nutrient-rich substrate to grow. But don’t worry, this plant is beginner-friendly for all newbies in aquatic plants – as long as you have a body of water to put them in.

Meadow sage

Outside of pride

Many call this perennial “Blue Hill” meadow sage because of the shade that colors the area in which it is planted (although it is a little purple!). It is fairly easy to grow and only needs sunlight, some shade, and little water. This plant is ideal for dry areas because it can do without water for a long time.

Yarrow white wildflower

Outside of pride

Yarrow has been used for medicinal purposes in the past, but now we will use it to attract dragonflies. In order for this plant to thrive, it needs a lot of sunlight and soil that is not too rich or moist.

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