Controlling Mosquitoes

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What are some ways to control mosquito populations?

Controlling Mosquitoes

Draining standing water is one effective mosquito control method as it eliminates places where they could possibly breed. If you have a pond or water trough for animals, however, this isn't really a viable option.

One natural way to control mosquitoes in this type of situation is to purchase some mosquito-eating fish (such as the Gambusia affinis) and to plant them in the affected impoundments and waterways. A single fish may consume over a hundred mosquito larvae in one day.

   

Comments

8/30/2006 3:48:42 PM
Carol said:

Where can I buy mosquito-eating fish for an unused swimming pool. I read in this month's Guidepost Magazine about how these little fish were put into stagnant swimming pools in the New Orleans area after the Katrina disaster.


9/7/2006 10:44:44 PM
edward finn said:

seems reasonable willthese fish live in storm water retention facilities and where can i get them


7/21/2009 9:40:19 PM
Dr Maloy said:

In your note under mosquito control, should i plant the fish head up or tail up.

Just curious




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