Comments On - Natural Mosquito Control

Good ideas. But Bt kills fireflies.
Chenique, Raleigh, NC
Posted: 5/16/2015 9:35:03 AM
Apple cider vinegar added to trough water for animals will kill mosquito larvae.
Melanie, Fortuna, CA
Posted: 8/10/2014 1:54:47 PM
I am concerned with the suggestion of using Dunks as, "...harmless to humans and other mammals... On the back of the package under the Environmental Hazards warning it states, "Do not apply directly to treated, finished drinking water reservoirs or drinking water receptacles when the water is intended for human consumption" ?????? Sounds a lot like the warnings for Advantage and the like...'oh, so safe for your pet, but if you get ANY on you WASH OFF IMMEDIATELY!'

doesn't make sense to me.

was really hoping for a truely holistic / safe for all solution here.
montana, san antonio, TX
Posted: 10/1/2013 8:35:01 AM
I like Deb's (from Lebanon, CT) cure better! But I have two concerns. One, I was told the goldfish around my way cost about $3-$4 each. Two, I don't have a vernal pool to put them in when they get to be 3". BTW Deb, how big are the goldfish when you get them? And, how long does it take for them to grow to 3"? Thank you.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 5/14/2013 6:48:19 PM
Sounds great. However even organic dunks can kill other creatures like tadpoles and fish. Be careful.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 3/6/2013 11:58:09 PM
Good to know
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 9/5/2012 8:50:55 AM
I keep blue plastic 55 gallon drums under all of my rainspouts. My solution to the mosquito problem id GOLDFISH! I keep 2 or 3 small Comets(the feeder fish from the pet store, about 20 cents each) in each barrel. They take care of all the larva and I have watched them jump after the adult, too. I am amazed that they almost all overwinter; frozen solid in the barrels, ready to work in the spring. Once they grow to 3" or so, they get a new life in my vernal pool. The added bonus is feeding them any grubs or other nasties I find while pulling weeds. They get quite friendly when they see me coming with a treat and will snatch a grub from my fingers. Can't get much more green than THAT.
Deb, Lebanon, CT
Posted: 6/23/2012 9:16:01 AM
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