misquitios - Knowledgebase Question

houston, Te
Question by rhondawinter
April 16, 2010
I had put my potted plans in a dish of water with rocks under the pot so the ants wont get into the pots. What can I put in the water to keep the misquitos from laying eggs in the water, that wont hurt my plants?

Answer from NGA
April 16, 2010


There are Mosquito dunks that are used in outdoor ponds that you might be able to use but the easiest remedy is to dump the water out every other day and replace it with fresh water. Since the plants are outdoors you should be able to flood the dish with water from the hose to rinse away any mosquito eggs. Do this every other day to make sure the eggs can't hatch into new mosquitoes.

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