Mosquitoes breed in standing water, and the best way to control them is to remove all such water from your property. If you have a pond, you can take measures to prevent spawning and adopt strategies to kill the mosquitoes once they have established themselves. Mosquito control is not only important for you and your family, it is helpful for your neighborhood. There are several methods to getting rid of the mosquitos:
1) Stock your pond with mosquito-loving fish. Primary among these are mosquitofish, or Gambusia affinis, each of which can eat 100 mosquito larvae a day. Koi and goldfish also eat mosquito larvae.
2) Minimize shallow areas in your pond. They provide warm water and shelter for larvae. Trim landscape plants away from the pond’s edge. If they touch the water, they promote the growth of algae that shelters mosquito larvae.
3) Utilize dunks in your pond. Dunks are larvaecide that kills mosquito larvae only. It is deemed organic by the USEPA. Dunks are harmless to beneficial insects, pets, birds, fish or wildlife. It kills within hours and lasts for up to 30 days, on average. They are perfect fo Koi ponds, hydroponic systems, animal water troughs, bird baths, rain barrels.Place Dunks wherever there is standing water or standing water will accumulate
4) Add a feature to your pond such as a waterfall, aerator or fountain. These features will enhance its beauty and will also prevent it from becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
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