What is the best way to control mosquitoes, other than clean water! I live out in the woods near four or five smallish ponds, not to mention all the unseen puddles in the woods, and a small creek that's typically stagnant 90% of the time. I've been having a lot of trouble with my chickens getting diseases and upon further examination and research I believe it is the massive population of mosquitoes in our area causing the problems. I'm not spending $200+ on a mosquito trap that may or may not work. I've heard of citronella, however upon researching it I've found that citronella plants sold for the purpose of mosquito repellant are a fraud, the cross breeding and such has killed any repellant properties the plant has. I know Mint Oil repels fleas on animals, and helps control inside population. I've never heard of it being used as a mosquito repellant though. The mint plant has many pesticide properties to it, but I'm not sure that applies for mosquitoes. Any ideas?