Mosquito Dunks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by scoobyduck, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. scoobyduck

    scoobyduck Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 30, 2010
    I am building a small pond for our Muscovy with a drain to a hose to change out the water every few days. We live in Mosquito Heaven. I know Muscovies eat mosquitos, but doubt he will eat enough? Do I need to use Mosquito Dunks in the pond? These are a natural bacteria that do not harm ducks, but I still don't want him knawing on it. The pond will be in the shade this time of year because it is a black concrete mixng pan that heats up the waer quickly if in the sun.
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England

    Might you be willing to wait and see how the muscovy handles the mosquito larvae? They have quite a good reputation of dealing with it themselves.

    I use dunks in my rainbarrels, but right now I am just using the water for the garden.

    If your only concern (I haven't researched it) is him eating the dunk, what about a mesh ball around it? You could even make one yourself. Or, even a jar with a lid and punch holes in the lid and set the jar with the dunk in it on the bottom.

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