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Aedes mosquitoes were introduced just a few years ago and they are now thriving in our neighborhoods. Standing water in backyards, old tires, gutters, rain barrels, toys buckets, ponds, improperly maintained pools, and storm drains can act as breeding areas. They will breed in something as small as a bottle cap.
In ponds, fountains, bird baths or pools where water is not moving or filtered, use mosquito dunks that contain the biological mosquito control agent called Bti. Bti is natural and kills mosquito larvae but is harmless to wildlife and pets.
Studies have shown that mosquitoes are part of the diet of some birds, bats, frogs, lizards, and dragonflies. Planting native plants will create habitat for these mosquito-eaters.