mosquitoes in the lilly pond water!

Help! Last year we kept them out with some sort of egg hatching preventer. This year too late. (or too dumb) The small ponds (barrel halves) are full of live larvae. I think dumping oil on top will pretty much ruin the blooming lilies, so what to do? Immediately? Gotta kill 'em before the Nile Virus birds get here! Old Chief Lynn
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Get a few inexpensive goldfish (?) for each container.
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Hound Dog wrote:

There are also small fish about the size of minnows that are called (for obvious reasons) "mosquito fish". For small containers, these might be more appropriate than goldfish.
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Absolutely, get some cheapo goldfish to eat 'em. And, it's a most organic, earth-friendly solution!
Suzy O, Wisconsin, Zone 5

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1. put mosquito dunks in the water, will kill the larva, 2. add a few mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis) which you can get for free or a nominal price from the water utility or public health/vector control.
If you can't get mosquito fish, a few common guppies, the 10c kind. Don't bother with fancy guppies.
-S
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Danios, an atractive little fish, will eat any isect foolish enough to land on the surface of their domain. Plus, they are damn fast, and make a stisfying splash as they take their prey. Local price? 3 bucks a pop.
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Danios, an atractive little fish, will eat any insect foolish enough to land on the surface of their domain. Plus, they are damn fast, and make a stisfying splash as they take their prey. Local price? 3 bucks a pop.
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