Do mosquitoes bite geese?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by sk990, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. sk990

    sk990 Out Of The Brooder

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    We're getting a lot of mosquitoes in the backyard after a few rainstorms. Do they bite geese? what would be a safe & effective mosquito control method?
     
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Mosquitos will bite anything that'll hold still long enough. That said, the thickness of the down/feather combo on geese would, I imagine, largely reduce any actual nuisance to the geese. Unless you're looking for mosquito control for the humans in your family, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Mosquitoes will bite anything that contains blood even amphibians and reptiles.
     
  4. sk990

    sk990 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Makes sense... I was mostly concerned about the geese. Guess I can stop worrying now. Thank you
     
  5. glenntwo

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    I would think the only place they would have a chance is on their legs and feet, and maybe the knob if you have Chinese. I sometimes see one or two on my gander when I'm out passing time with him, and I just flick them off. Neither the gander nor the goose seem to notice them.
     
  6. glenntwo

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    Oops, disregard
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2010
  7. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    Quote:Can't geese get fowl pox? IDK....don't have geese, LOL Just wondering [​IMG]
     

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