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Natural mosquito killer for standing water?

Asked by lisaw (7points) May 2nd, 2011

What to add to the sludgy water on a pool cover before I remove for the season; mosquito breeding ground, they’re having a TGIF party!!

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bkcunningham's avatar

Summit Mosquito Dunks are suppose to be good. I use bleach.

WestRiverrat's avatar

If you don’t chlorinate your pool, Mosquito fish are an option. If you don’t have a lot of mosquitos, you will likely have to supplement their diet.

jlelandg's avatar

What a great question. Cutting down on mosquito’s is always a considerate thing to do!

LuckyGuy's avatar

A few drops of dish detergent will break the surface tension the larvae need to breathe. They cannot attach to the surface and fall to the bottom. You need to apply it regularly.
Vegetable oil works too but is messy.

laureth's avatar

I use these in my rainwater collector. For something a little less direct, you may want a bat- or bird-house for species that nom on mosquitoes, too.

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