There have been many reports of the dreaded mosquito returning to the region en masse in the wake of the snow melt and the Spring rains that filled the low-lying areas with standing water -- that's prime real estate for a mosquito breeding farm!  Many people are claiming this is the worst year they can remember for the blood-sucking pests - have you found that to be the case?

What's your best weapon against them?  I tried a 'natural' mosquito spray last summer with a combination of essential oils.  Didn't work.  Reverted to the chemicals.