Want to fight back against mosquitoes?
Here are a few tips to help in the battle.
Install a water garden. Yes, that's right, I said "install a water
garden." It is a common misconception of non-pond owners that water
gardens breed mosquitoes. But, water gardens are not an additional
concern for the increase of a mosquito population. In fact, a water
garden helps fight against mosquitoes. Bodies of water are a natural
attractant of dragonflies and damselflies. These creatures are often
called Mosquito Hawks. The average dragonfly consumes hundreds of
mosquitoes per day. Dragonfly larva also eat mosquito larva. Also, most
water gardens contain fish. The fish eat the mosquito larva that may
still end up in the pond.
Empty anything in your yard that is holding water unnecessarily. This
is where most residential mosquito problems originate. Downspouts, pots,
toys, tarps, etc collect water and provide the perfect breeding ground
Treat other areas with biological mosquito control. Mosquito Dunks, and Microbe Lift's Biological Mosquito Control
are all natural biological treatments that you can add to any water
that needs it. These areas include fountains without fish, birdbaths,
low areas of the yard that puddle, etc.
Mosquitoes have always been annoying and in recent years the concern of
disease such as West Nile have brought a new level of concern to
mosquito control. Fortunately, there are simple ways to help reduce the
mosquito population in your yard.