Suzie
Suzie
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  • Ponca City, OK
Asked on May 12, 2017

How to keep mosquitoes away from garden fountains

TeriJudyPeggy Burnette
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5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 12, 2017

    Put mosquito dunks in them
  • Nancy Gramm
    on May 12, 2017

    Bubbling water keeps them away from my fish pond. I believe mosquitoes need stagnant water to breed. Do your fountains keep the water rippling?
    • Nancy Gramm
      on May 13, 2017

      Actually I did do research and the common consensus seems to be that bubbling water will drown mosquito eggs. It's worked for me, but your experience may differ. That's what makes Hometalk a good resource, bringing together the experiences of different people.
  • Peggy Burnette
    on May 13, 2017

    If the birds don't use it and it is for decoration put baby oil in the water it will float on top and keep them from laying eggs in the water.

  • Judy
    on May 13, 2017

    I would first empty the bird bath, and make sure there is NO EGGS under it, for they will find any place possible to lay eggs. Secondly, plant Mary Golds around the bird bath, and also Geraniums for they hate these smells. Also, you can have these same plants on your porch, where you sit at night, and there will not be any biting bugs that pester you. Enjoy, and best wishes, J.
  • Teri
    on May 13, 2017

    Put some essential oil's that repair all mosquitoes in the water
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