Getting Rid of Mosquito larvae in duck pond

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Lindsy, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. Lindsy

    Lindsy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi
    I've got a small ornamental pond that I fill up for my ducks (probably 5 feet long, couple of feet deep). There is no aeration....I usually just empty and refill cause you know - ducks!

    However this year.....mosquito larvae seem to breed super fast...I was wondering what I could use to treat the water that would be safe for the ducks. I've heard vegetable oil...dishwashing soap....any ideas?

    thanks
    Lindsy
     
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The ducks aren't just eating them up?

    Do you have power nearby that you can put something in the pond to aerate it?
     
  3. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Veg oil seems to work. Or use something to skim the top.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would consider minnows or goldfish - before you say "but the ducks will eat them," I think so too, but at the same time, if you place an upside-down milk crate in the pond, the fish could escape into that. Would the crate be a hazard for the ducks? Just thinking out loud, here.
     

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