What eats mosquitoes?


Predators that eat mosquitoes are the mosquito fish, guppies, birds, dragonflies, and bats. To control mosquito numbers, try putting bird houses in your yard to attract mosquito-eating birds. Likewise, bat houses should attract beneficial bats to a yard. Avoid using pesticides harmful to dragonflies and other mosquito-eating insects.
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Mosquito larvae eat vegetable matter floating in stagnant or still water. Mature mosquitoes vary in their diet as females must eat blood for their eggs and males suck the juices out
1. Wear light-colored clothing to ward off mosquitoes. According to mosquito.org, dark colored clothing attracts some species of mosquitoes. Light-colored clothing is also cooler
Here is an answer from Gary Hevel -- Public Information Officer & Entomologist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Mosquitoes are designed to gain blood
Mosquito larvae live in puddles of water or areas where it is moist. They are thin in shape and grow to at least half and inch. Mosquito larvae stay in this stage for at least 7 to14
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One of the biggest eaters of mosquitos is the spider. A spider can consume many insects in one night, alone. Also, frogs eat those pesky mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes are tasty little meals for some fish, birds and other insects. Mosquitofish love mosquito larvae and can down about 50 larvae in about a half hour time period. Guppies, dragonflies, some birds help keep the mosquito population down, but the most effective is the bat. Bats can eat up to 1000 insects, which include the mosquito, within an hour of time. You can find more information here: http://www.mosquito-netting.com/predators.html
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