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Do pekin duck eat mosquito?

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Do pekin duck eat mosquito? I know they can't fly but do they eat them anyways? or the lava?

post #2 of 7

I'm sure occasionally but not enough to make any real dent in the population. 

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post #3 of 7

I think they do a better job at eating the larvae out of the water than grabbing mosquitoes out of the hair. 

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What would be good to make a dent in the mosquito population? 

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Mosquito Fish if you have a pond or large water source and consider raising Dragonfly nymphs. 

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There is a pond behind my house but not on my land. It is also in the woods that are over grow. We do have dragonflies that fly around are house. They eat them?

post #7 of 7

Yes Dragonflies are excellent mosquito and other small insect hunters. 

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