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Old 10-19-2010, 11:36 AM   #1
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mosquito2 Frequently Asked Questions About Mosquitos

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Do Schoolyard Wetland Habitats breed mosquitoes?
Mosquitos provide an important food source for a wide range of creatures such as fish, turtles, frogs, birds and bats, in addition to pollinating flowers. In fact, mosquitoes are rarely a problem in a body of water that also contains fish. Problems with mosquitoes arise when they are allowed to breed in temporary pools of water lacking larval predators, i.e. old cans and buckets. A well functioning schoolyard wetland habitat will likely be home to a variety of the mosquito’s natural predators creating an environment where one is less likely to be bitten than is the case outside of the school grounds.

In fact, schoolyard habitats could be perceived as a better method of insect control than traditional lawncare treatments. Many pesticides kill multiple insects and other organisms. This includes natural predators of mosquitoes as well as butterflies, ladybugs, and other insects that pollinate flowers, digest feces, remove detritus from the ecosystem, and otherwise make life on earth livable...
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