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Old May 2nd 04, 09:25 AM
Cheryl
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Hi

My pond has lately become overrun with horrible mosquitos. I have read that
litttle fish are good to eat the larve, so i have bought 5 small 2' goldfish
to gobble them up which they seeem to be doing to a certain extent. I am
trying to encourage natural pedators too.
I was wondering if you guys had any other ideas I could nab.
After reading lots of your posts Mosquito fish sounds quite good but im in
the UK so thats not an option.
Is there any way to get rid of the adult mosquitos as there are swams of
them around my pond?


Thanks in advance for any ideas

Cheryl


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Old May 2nd 04, 10:46 AM
jammer
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Mosquito dunks or bits




On Sun, 2 May 2004 09:25:07 +0100, "Cheryl"
wrote:

Hi

My pond has lately become overrun with horrible mosquitos. I have

read that
litttle fish are good to eat the larve, so i have bought 5 small 2'

goldfish
to gobble them up which they seeem to be doing to a certain extent. I

am
trying to encourage natural pedators too.
I was wondering if you guys had any other ideas I could nab.
After reading lots of your posts Mosquito fish sounds quite good but

im in
the UK so thats not an option.
Is there any way to get rid of the adult mosquitos as there are swams

of
them around my pond?


Thanks in advance for any ideas

Cheryl


  #3  
Old May 2nd 04, 10:46 AM
jammer
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Default Mosquitos


Mosquito dunks or bits




On Sun, 2 May 2004 09:25:07 +0100, "Cheryl"
wrote:

Hi

My pond has lately become overrun with horrible mosquitos. I have

read that
litttle fish are good to eat the larve, so i have bought 5 small 2'

goldfish
to gobble them up which they seeem to be doing to a certain extent. I

am
trying to encourage natural pedators too.
I was wondering if you guys had any other ideas I could nab.
After reading lots of your posts Mosquito fish sounds quite good but

im in
the UK so thats not an option.
Is there any way to get rid of the adult mosquitos as there are swams

of
them around my pond?


Thanks in advance for any ideas

Cheryl


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Old May 2nd 04, 10:55 AM
Mouse
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Think you will find these are midges (non biting and smaller than
mosquitoes) my pond has them. The newly arrived House Martins, Swifts and
Swallows love em. Its like having your own display of the Red Arrows when
they start feeding their young.
Mike ( UK )

"Cheryl" wrote in message
...
Hi

My pond has lately become overrun with horrible mosquitos. I have read

that
litttle fish are good to eat the larve, so i have bought 5 small 2'

goldfish
to gobble them up which they seeem to be doing to a certain extent. I am
trying to encourage natural pedators too.
I was wondering if you guys had any other ideas I could nab.
After reading lots of your posts Mosquito fish sounds quite good but im in
the UK so thats not an option.
Is there any way to get rid of the adult mosquitos as there are swams of
them around my pond?


Thanks in advance for any ideas

Cheryl




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Old May 2nd 04, 10:55 AM
Mouse
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Default Mosquitos

Think you will find these are midges (non biting and smaller than
mosquitoes) my pond has them. The newly arrived House Martins, Swifts and
Swallows love em. Its like having your own display of the Red Arrows when
they start feeding their young.
Mike ( UK )

"Cheryl" wrote in message
...
Hi

My pond has lately become overrun with horrible mosquitos. I have read

that
litttle fish are good to eat the larve, so i have bought 5 small 2'

goldfish
to gobble them up which they seeem to be doing to a certain extent. I am
trying to encourage natural pedators too.
I was wondering if you guys had any other ideas I could nab.
After reading lots of your posts Mosquito fish sounds quite good but im in
the UK so thats not an option.
Is there any way to get rid of the adult mosquitos as there are swams of
them around my pond?


Thanks in advance for any ideas

Cheryl




  #6  
Old May 2nd 04, 04:16 PM
Ka30P
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Fish are the best predators of mosquito larvae.

For flying buggas, in addition to birds that Mike mentioned, dragon and
damselflies should soon show up.


kathy :-)
A HREF="http://www.onceuponapond.com/"Once upon a pond/A
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Old May 2nd 04, 04:16 PM
Ka30P
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Fish are the best predators of mosquito larvae.

For flying buggas, in addition to birds that Mike mentioned, dragon and
damselflies should soon show up.


kathy :-)
A HREF="http://www.onceuponapond.com/"Once upon a pond/A
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Old May 5th 04, 05:05 PM
Steve and Lisa
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Hah....hubby tries to tell me in Derby they don't have mozzies. (I knew it
wasn't true....though I wasn't ever bitten while there.)
Midges are what he says they have in some areas.....nothing like our
man-eaters here in Ohio.


Lisa
"Cheryl" wrote in message
...
Hi

My pond has lately become overrun with horrible mosquitos. I have read

that
litttle fish are good to eat the larve, so i have bought 5 small 2'

goldfish
to gobble them up which they seeem to be doing to a certain extent. I am
trying to encourage natural pedators too.
I was wondering if you guys had any other ideas I could nab.
After reading lots of your posts Mosquito fish sounds quite good but im in
the UK so thats not an option.
Is there any way to get rid of the adult mosquitos as there are swams of
them around my pond?


Thanks in advance for any ideas

Cheryl




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Old May 5th 04, 05:05 PM
Steve and Lisa
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Default Mosquitos

Hah....hubby tries to tell me in Derby they don't have mozzies. (I knew it
wasn't true....though I wasn't ever bitten while there.)
Midges are what he says they have in some areas.....nothing like our
man-eaters here in Ohio.


Lisa
"Cheryl" wrote in message
...
Hi

My pond has lately become overrun with horrible mosquitos. I have read

that
litttle fish are good to eat the larve, so i have bought 5 small 2'

goldfish
to gobble them up which they seeem to be doing to a certain extent. I am
trying to encourage natural pedators too.
I was wondering if you guys had any other ideas I could nab.
After reading lots of your posts Mosquito fish sounds quite good but im in
the UK so thats not an option.
Is there any way to get rid of the adult mosquitos as there are swams of
them around my pond?


Thanks in advance for any ideas

Cheryl




  #10  
Old May 7th 04, 10:36 AM
Happy'Cam'per
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Default Mosquitos

"Steve and Lisa" wrote in message
...
Hah....hubby tries to tell me in Derby they don't have mozzies. (I knew it
wasn't true....though I wasn't ever bitten while there.)
Midges are what he says they have in some areas.....nothing like our
man-eaters here in Ohio.


LMAO You should see some of the buggers we get here in South Africa. If
you're sitting on the patio in the evening you have to strap yourself to the
deck chair or they'll carry you away!!! LOL
--
**So long, and thanks for all the fish!**


 




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