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Old 07-03-2012, 11:45 PM
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I am interested to know:

When having a pond or a fountain outdoor, what the suggestion about preventing possibilities of mosquitoes reproduction?

I would appreciate any idea.

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Old 07-04-2012, 01:15 AM
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Maybe you can add a pump to keep the water moving. Mosquitoes won't lay their eggs in water that is constantly moving. I have heard of using mosquito dunks in ponds but have never tried them out for myself. Or maybe you can throw in some fish that would eat the larvae once it hatches. That's about the extent of my knowledge about ponds.
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:28 AM
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I think that Donna Dean got them all; moving water, dunks, or fish.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:17 AM
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Just put some goldfish and/or mosquito fish in there. Look up the mosquito fish, in some places you can get them free. Make sure you don't overfeed them. I've got some goldfish outside in a bucket that I grow pond plants and they have been in there for months now, I don't feed them at all and they are doing great. They are like little sharks when it comes to bugs
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:03 AM
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Fish will do the trick, we have a pond right by our deck. It has moving water, and we don't have any problems with mosquitoes.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:30 AM
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Moving water is def. the key. Sorry I've been away because of a nasty storm that hit us Friday night and we just had our power restored.
I've had ponds for about 25 years and moving water has always worked for us. Any how if you build a water feature the frogs will naturally come and help with any bug issues. Just be prepared to love frogs and toads.
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100% agree with the others. the blood suckers like the still water. Be careful leaving little dishes where they can collect water. We have a pond in our back yard too.. our water feature has it where the birds can easily get a drink or bath. I would say almost a waterfall but not?? I'm thinking that more than likely helps reduce blood suckers.
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