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Archive for January 2019

Part 2: Predators That Eat Mosquitoes

It’s not clear how many birds there are that eat mosquitoes. It’s been said that purple martins can eat thousands of mosquitoes a day. Some of the birds that are known for eating mosquitoes are migratory swallows, songbirds, and waterfowl. However, the following species eat both the larvae and the adult mosquitoes: Purple Martins Red-Eyed […]

Part 1: Predators That Eat Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes prefer stagnant conditions for their breeding grounds. Fresh water that moves does not tend to attract them as the place to lay their larvae. However, the following fish predators all eat mosquito larvae: goldfish, mosquito fish, minnows, koi, and guppies. It’s always helpful to know which predators are beneficial to eating the mosquitoes in […]