The mosquitos are very bad with there being a lake right down the street and creeks just a few streets over. They swarm you at all hours of the day. I have 4 young children that the attack like crazy have tried multiple ways to prevent them and keep them away from citronella candles to mosquito plants to homemade repellants. The dogs are only out back if someone is back there with them and are very nice just bark at first. I keep up with dumping all standing water. But cant say for neighbors around my house.