May 15th, 2009 Archives

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I have a small fish pond which most of the time doesn’t have any fish. It’s not that I don’t like fish; I have tried to keep them and for awhile I was doing quite well. The problem has been that some local animal seems to like them too. He has been sneaking into my yard and eating all the fish so for now, I’ve given up trying to keep any. I’ll probably try again but for now, I’m letting it go. That’s when I noticed another problem.

Since I don’t have any fish in the water, there are thousands of mosquito larvae swimming around and I’ve noticed a huge surge in the local population around my house. I know I can’t control all of them but I don’t think breeding them in this water is smart either. Is there something I can apply to the water that won’t poison it for the fish?

Mosquito larvacide comes in many forms. We have a natural form which won’t hurt fish, birds or anything and is quite easy to apply. Known as MOSQUITO DUNKS, this product is both easy to use and effective. You’ll need to apply some at least once a month but they do work and should be able to reduce the larvae quite a bit if not completely.

Alternatively you can opt for a growth regulator like ALTOSID METHOPRENE. These granules use a chemical which prevent the larvae from being able to grow completely so their growth cycle will be effectively shortened and no biting adults will ever emerge. This product is very easy to use and very effective.

Ultimately you might opt for one of the mosquito treatment options listed in our MOSQUITO CONTROL article if you wish to get rid of them in the yard. Since they can come from so many sources, it’s many times impossible to get them all when only treating one location. That being said, I highly recommend you start with this pond since it’s such a bad problem anyway.