I think the spraying is done by the county. I thought I saw that expense on our bill from Wade.
As to preparing for mosquitoes, it would be nice if we could hire some dragonflies or swallows.
I wonder if installing a bat house in a city yard is successful at attracting bats. In the past, I've seen bats buzz around our West Toledo home after sunset. Do the metroparks have bat houses? If they do, I wonder if they're occupied. I know the 577 Foundation in Perrysburg has them installed, but I don't know if they attract bats.
Supposedly, one bat can eat more than 1,000 mosquitoes in an hour. Maybe every homeowner should install a bat house. Natural mosquito control. But of course, humans freak out at the sight of a bat, so a chemical fog machine is preferred. Besides, we wouldn't want to do anything naturally.
I don't do anything for city mosquitoes except tolerate the bites. They're nothing compared to chigger bites.
But I do bundle up like it's cold and apply DEET to my hands, face, and neck to deter mosquitoes when visiting a wet forest like Maumee State Forest or a marsh along the lake shore. I wear rubber boots, heavy fleece-lined jeans, and multiple long-sleeved shirts and/or a jacket. I don't know of any other way to survive those areas. I tried a non-DEET product a couple of times with dreadful results. I got hammered so much so fast that my swatting couldn't keep up, and my field notes got bloody. I had to flee. Once, a fellow birdwatcher smoked a cheap, nasty cigar to help ward off mosquitoes, but I couldn't determine if that worked.
Maybe in last month's thread titled Burning in Toledo there's an idea for burning something funky that could keep mosquitoes out of the yard.