- Author: Andrew Sutherland
[From the June 2013 issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News]
Many gardeners are adding fountains, ponds, and other water features to their landscapes. Water gardens (Figure 1) are beautiful and calming, but, if not managed properly, can add an unpleasant element to the landscape—mosquitoes. How can you manage water features to prevent mosquito infestations?
First, it is important to understand mosquito biology. Mosquitoes are small flies that lay their eggs in, on, or near stagnant water. The larvae, or wigglers, (Figure 2) that hatch from.../span>