Mosquito control!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by seussiii, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. seussiii

    seussiii Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 26, 2017
    I live in NW FL and mosquitoes are a mess. I've been scouring through google trying to find some answers. I've read a ton of articles/threads hyping up Muscovys as mosquito and fly assassins that "will snatch them straight out of the air as early as a few weeks old".... but not a whole lot on other ducks(mallard stock).

    I'm getting anconas in and they are supposed to be pretty good foragers. I'm not worried about larva(since I have no standing water). Just the adult mosquitoes.

    Does anyone see their non-muscovy ducks doing a decent number on mosquitoes? or even pursuing them?

    Not a huge deal but will be a very nice bonus if they cant put a dent in the population!
  2. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2016
    Rhode Island
    My Coop
    I've watched my Saxonies chase moths but can't say I witnessed them going after mosquitoes.
  3. I have only seen mine eat Moths and grasshoppers.....The occasional fly also.....

    I know guinea Hens are supposed to eat Mosquitos although I have never owned any....


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