Bodies of water like lakes and ponds attract mosquitos as potential breeding grounds. When conditions are right, the mosquito population can skyrocket out of control. Below are five ways that bringing in professional pond maintenance services can help control mosquito populations in natural, effective ways.
Getting your pond water moving will do more to cut down on mosquito breeding than nearly anything else. The muck and mire that builds up on the bottom is the perfect place for mosquito eggs to find a home and hatch. Aerator systems that are built for bottom agitation work wonders in controlling these pests.
Environmentally Harmless Specific Bacteria Introduction
Bacillus thuringiensis is a bacteria that makes a mosquito deathly ill when ingested. It offers no ill effects for anything else in the environment. It’s another tool that can be used to get bad mosquito problems under control.
Reduction in Pond Weeds
Excess amounts of weeds in your pond contributes to the mucky mire that settles on the bottom. Reducing the welcoming environment mosquitoes love for egg dropping can naturally reduce the problem.
Addition of Specific Fish Species
Blue gill and minnows are another addition for your pond that loves to eat mosquito eggs, larvae, and the fully-grown ones that land on the water. The minnows can be added by the hundreds or thousands to larger ponds without any detrimental effects.
Routine Monitoring and Maintenance
Putting your pond on routine professional monitoring and maintenance plan is a great way to minimize mosquitoes and maintain the good overall health of your water. You will get the expert advice you need to make the right decisions in pond maintenance.
Get the help of specialists for mosquito pond treatment that both reduces the problem and doesn’t cause any imbalance in the sensitive ecosystem. Make your pond an enjoyable place to spend quality time.