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Useful Tips To Keep Mosquitoes Out Of Your Bird Bath
Since mosquitoes are attracted to still water for laying their eggs and multiplying, it's crucial to eliminate stagnant water from your bird bath
to keep the pests at bay.
The most important thing you can do for a mosquito-free birdbath is install a fountain, waterfall, or other source of movement in it to make it unfavorable for mosquitoes.
Look for an agitator or an aerator to keep the water in the birdbath moving. Besides deterring mosquitoes, it'll attract more birds as the bath will feel like a little stream.
It takes mosquito larvae 7-10 days to hatch, so change the water frequently to disrupt their life cycle. Do it daily if you're still waiting to install your aerator or agitator.
Regularly remove fallen leaves, as mosquitoes may be hiding underneath, and clean the bath with a brush, water, baking soda, and lemon juice or white vinegar.
Using vinegar will help prevent algae, which attracts insects, from growing. Additionally, give the birdbath a little help by using a mosquito dunk, which kills mosquito larvae.