Helpful Animals

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Hints & Tips, Mosquitos Suck | 0 comments

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TOADS:
If you have a water feature around your home and are lucky enough to have toads around be nice to them as they can eat hundreds of mosquitos a night and their tadpoles eat mosquito larvae. Some estimates are a toad can live up to 20 years.

BATS:
70% of the more than 1,000 bat species are insectivores, meaning they feed solely on insects. Some insectivorous bats can catch up to 600+ mosquitoes an hour!

BIRDS:
Several specific species of birds eat mosquitoes and adapt their diet when there is a higher concentration of mosquitoes present. Additionally, water fowl consume mosquito larvae in their normal diets.

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