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Mosquito Control :)

Postby Countryboy » Jun 29, 2012 7:50 pm

I think the first rule of Mosquito control is to eliminate standing water wherever u can. And I used to do this always... it's easily done after all. But now, with hungry Goldfish, I have a different method of dealing with the little biters.

Four small, white plastic buckets set out in the brush. The rain collects soon enuf in them or I keep them balanced to abt 3 to 4 cups of water. Just enuf for the females to lay their eggs.

I check them every day.

With white buckets u can see the larvae wiggling in the water as soon as the eggs hatch. At that point I dump the water, larvae, unhatched eggs, and anything else into the fish pond.

And I smile while I'm dumping! lol
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Re: Mosquito Control :)

Postby B_BQ » Jun 29, 2012 8:02 pm

Love it!
I lived in Africa for a couple of years and came in close contact with mosquitoes, but never anything like the number in Canada! No-one warned us about the bugs; we may have had second thoughts about emigrating had we known! lol
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Re: Mosquito Control :)

Postby CdnChelsea » Jun 29, 2012 8:30 pm

I keep a couple of goldfish in our rainbarrel. Those little fishies sure like mosquito larvae, don't they?

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Re: Mosquito Control :)

Postby Mygrandmeresgarden » Jul 08, 2012 6:02 pm

Geez we don't have enough water in my area to even keep a rain barrel full to keep fish in!
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Re: Mosquito Control :)

Postby conniepr » Jul 21, 2012 9:51 am

And I smile while I'm dumping! lol

Love it!
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