How to keep Mosquitos at Bay in Ponds and Water Fountains

How to keep Mosquitos at Bay in Ponds and Water Fountains




I love the sound of water and have several fountains and bird baths set up. As beautiful as these water elements are, they are also wonderful breeding grounds for mosquitos if they are left unattended.

Mosquito  POWER Classic Round Sticker
Mosquito POWER Classic Round Sticker
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The key to managing mosquitoes  is to stop them from being able to breed. Even one ounce of standing water can support a population of larvae.

Larvae prefer shallow water (24inches deep), which means that water fountains and birdbaths are ideal breeding grounds for them. However if you add a water pump you can add movement to the water and thereby increase the water circulation. Mosquitos love stagnant water and tend to avoid water that moves.

Tiger Pumps 72GPH Submersible Water Pump, Pond Pump, Aquarium Pump, Fish Tank Pump, Fountain Water Pump With 72 GPH Pump Excellent Powerheads For Aquariums Hydroponics Air Pump With 5 Feet Power Cord $10.97 Tiger Products LLC

One of my fountain's pumps just quit working and I ordered the Tiger Pumps 72GPH Submersible Water Pump. This pump can be used in ponds, Aquariums , Fish Tanks and Water Fountains and even for Hydroponics. The pump has 72 GPH and comes with a 5 Feet power cord. The pump is only 1.18" x 1.89" x 2.16" and is extremely lightweight, durable and is secured by four individual powerful suction cup feet that will lock onto any surface.

These pumps are 100% submersible and are designed with the next generation of acid and salt resistant material throughout, making this the most quiet, durable and environmentally friendly submersible pond pump with excellent GPH pump flow. I received my pump at a discounted rate and like how well it work to keep the water moving.


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