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Do Koi Ponds Attract Mosquitoes? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Just yesterday I gave a report on how to reduce mosquitoes around your home & property. I almost immediately received a call asking if their Koi Ponds could be attracting  mosquitoes… That’s a relevant question! Zika & West Nile virus are in the news and we all want to be proactive and keep the mosquitoes at bay. So I wanted to answer that question right away!

GREAT news! If your Koi Pond or Water Garden was properly designed – You have nothing to worry about!

A properly designed Water Garden or Koi Pond will have good circulation & filtration, including a Skimmer and fish. All this together is cryptonite for mosquitoes. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

#1 – Mosquitoes do lay their eggs in water, but they seek stagnant water. Fresh, clean, moving water like the water in your Koi Pond isn’t appealing to mosquitoes as a breeding area!

A few other reasons a proper Water Garden or Koi Pond doesn’t attract or increase mosquitoes –

  • Pond fish like Koi, Comets, Shubunkin, etc. LOVE to eat mosquito larvae.
  • A skimmer filter breaks the surface tension of your pond water & creates incredible water movement into the skimmer. If there was any mosquito larvae in your Pond that escaped the fish and frogs, etc. it would get drawn into the skimmer and drowned/destroyed.
  •   If your Pond is properly designed & maintained, you don’t have excess algae or overgrown vegetation – 2 more things that they need to grow and thrive.

I hope this information has put your mind at ease. Please feel free to call me with any questions you may have about this & I will do my best to help.

Get out there and enjoy your Pond as we head into Spring!

Happy Pondering!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com