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weagle99
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Keep mosquitos from laying eggs in fountain water?
I have a decorative fountain and noticed today the water is full of mosquito larvae. Would keeping bleach in the water regularly address the problem or is there another solution? There were thousands of those little bastards in there.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/6MVjuhe.jpg




readysetgeaux
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re: Keep mosquitos from laying eggs in fountain water?


Barneyrb
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re: Keep mosquitos from laying eggs in fountain water?
Bleach and a couple tablespoons of dawn will do it


TheDrunkenTigah
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re: Keep mosquitos from laying eggs in fountain water?
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couple tablespoons of dawn


That alone will do it, but unfortunately he may come back to a wall of bubbles. Dish soap makes a great trap for them but usually mixed in standing water. They usually don't lay in fountains or moving water.


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zatetic
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re: Keep mosquitos from laying eggs in fountain water?
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Fish


Get those mosquito larvae eating fish and you will be sitting pretty.

This guy in Hawaii had an outdoor aquaponics setup and he said everyone would give him hell because he was doing that in a rainforest and mosquitos would be everywhere. He put those mosquito fish in his system and told people if you see a mosquito I'll give you $100. He said he never had to pay.


weagle99
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re: Keep mosquitos from laying eggs in fountain water?
Thanks everyone for the suggestions.


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CarRamrod
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re: Keep mosquitos from laying eggs in fountain water?
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He put those mosquito fish in his system and told people if you see a mosquito I'll give you $100. He said he never had to pay.

bull shite. Iquitos would still be around I mean they are everywhere, just not as much.


zatetic
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re: Keep mosquitos from laying eggs in fountain water?
Well the ones in his area went to breed at his farm and that wiped out the breeding population in his small area after a bit of time. Not saying they won't trickle in lol, just that he said he never had to pay.


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Chuker
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re: Keep mosquitos from laying eggs in fountain water?
I keep Gambusia in a swampy area by my house and almost never see a wiggler in the water. I have a theory that the fish not only keep the mosquitoes from breeding in the swamp but also act as a "trap" which further reduces mosquito populations. When a mosquito gets full of blood and is ready to lay its eggs then goes down to the beautiful swampy water only to get eaten by a Gambusia then you just knocked a whole mess of future skeeters out of the equation.

However in your situation I'm not sure the fish wouldn't overheat in such little water.

Image: https://www.fishbase.de/images/species/Gapun_u2.jpg




eta, after 2 hrs of trying I'm unable to find the bit of code that disrupted the last image so I just used a different one.
This post was edited on 6/14 at 3:20 pm


nismosao
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re: Keep mosquitos from laying eggs in fountain water?
Holy bad link batman


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gumbeaux
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re: Keep mosquitos from laying eggs in fountain water?
That must have took a long time to type that link!


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re: Keep mosquitos from laying eggs in fountain water?
I disagree with all of this:

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MWP
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re: Keep mosquitos from laying eggs in fountain water?
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That must have took a long time to type that link!



Holy wall of link text Batman. That code probably got the first man to the moon.


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