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Old 04-23-2008, 12:50 PM
 
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Now that the nice weather is here I'd like to try and keep the mosquitos from taking over around my koi pond BUT i'd like to do this naturally because my dog LOVES to lounge in the pond and *gasp* drink the water. Is there a product out there that will help control mosquitos but not harm my furbaby?
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:08 PM
 
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Do you have koi in your koi pond? They will eat the larvae. Of course if you have koi, you also need to be careful what you put in your pond, because you don't want to harm them.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:24 PM
 
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Do you have koi in your koi pond? They will eat the larvae. Of course if you have koi, you also need to be careful what you put in your pond, because you don't want to harm them.
right now i have one koi fish. used to have 7 but there was a leak in the waterfall, fish didn't make it. so sad. my poor fishbabies. now that the leak is fixed i'm going to buy a few more koi but in the meantime i need something.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:32 PM
 
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Keep the water moving with pumps. Mosquitos like still water to lay eggs in.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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Keep the water moving with pumps. Mosquitos like still water to lay eggs in.
The problem is they've already laid the eggs. couldn't run the pump until the leak was fixed which took over a week to repair. if i run the pump now will that help?
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:03 PM
 
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I would net out whatever larvae you can and then start the pump back up. Southernnaturelover is right, if the water is moving they do not like to lay their eggs in it. Also, have you thought about Mosquito Fish? Also called Gambusia. They prey on the larval stage of the mosquito. They are hardy fish and do not get very large. It is worth a try. Good luck.
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:20 PM
 
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I would net out whatever larvae you can and then start the pump back up. Southernnaturelover is right, if the water is moving they do not like to lay their eggs in it. Also, have you thought about Mosquito Fish? Also called Gambusia. They prey on the larval stage of the mosquito. They are hardy fish and do not get very large. It is worth a try. Good luck.
got it. I'll look in to getting those fish. never heard of them before.
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Southern NC
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Try these...completely safe for humans and animals...and fish.
Mosquito Dunks (http://www.marchbiological.com/L/mosquito_control.html - broken link)
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Also, have you thought about Mosquito Fish? Also called Gambusia. They prey on the larval stage of the mosquito. They are hardy fish and do not get very large. It is worth a try. Good luck.
This is what I was going to suggest. I used to pull them out of the brackish canal behind our house. They really do work. Mosquito control uses them in retention ponds.
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:47 AM
 
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Yes, I would also suggest mosquito fish. So sorry to hear about the loss of your koi.
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