Thoughts on residential mosquito barrier spray
We've had a terrible mosquito season this year. Our yard is partially wooded and we have a lot of shrubbery, so we have really been suffering.
I was miserable working in the garden at any time of the day due to the buggers, not to mention the kids who have a tree fort in the woods.
After talking with a native plant gardener who convinced me that the spray wouldn't affect other insects too much (I realize that it is a broad spectrum insecticide.), I had the yard sprayed by a company. The product works great! No mosquitos at all!
I'm now feeling really guilty though because I have seen very few other insects in the past 2 days. Most notably, no moths banging against the windows at night trying to get to the lights.
I have seen a couple of butterflies and a few bees, but that's about it.
The owner/operator told me that he avoids blooming plants to try to preserve pollinators, but I'm not sure how well that works.