Muscovies and Mosquitos

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NYboy, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. NYboy

    NYboy Songster

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    I got a email from a rescue group, what jumped out at me was their statement that muscoy ducks eat mosquites.Does anyone with muscoy ducks see a decrease in mosquites around their yard and pond?
     

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    I think ducks in general can help somewhat in decreasing mosquito populations but I'm not sure if it's a significant amount.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Yep, and they will eat the eggs also.


     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Mine are eating "something". They run around snatching something in the air. I think it's mosquitoes.
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

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    Oh yes they sure do! right out of the air, even as ducklings! of coarse right now we're winter [​IMG]
     

  6. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

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    They are best if you have water that is breeding mosquitoes. They will dabble those larvae right out of the water.

    Unless your mosquitoes are flying low, the ducks can't reach them. Your best bet for mosquito control would be to encourage the local bats to roost at your place. They will dine on thousands of mosquitoes at dusk.
     

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