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#540140 09/28/21 12:54 PM
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I would like to spray some pest control around my pond but am not sure if there are any safe pest control chemicals that would not kill my fish. I am mostly worried about ants, mosquitos, flees and ticks since we bring out our dogs. Does anyone know of any pest control chemicals that would be safe around a pond?

Thank you for any help!

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Different pests need different pesticides. The key is to not allow any of the spray to get into the water (if possible) and to not over spray. Mosquitoes/fleas/ticks I treat the dog because anywhere they run in the yard/property they are susceptible to them. I don't know about ants, we don't have that problem up here.

I use a spray that you need an applicators license to get, so that won't help you much unless you have the license. I pay attention to what way the wind is blowing and don't spray where the wind can blow it into the pond. I use a permethrin based spray, and am very careful not to spray it near any flowering plants either close to the pond or away from the pond - it's deadly to bees.


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Go natural when possible.
A pond full of bluegills or sunfish, will take care of mosquitoes.
Consider getting free ranging chickens, or hens, to do the dirty work on the creepy crawlys.

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Have you experimented with any innovative pest control methods? Let's swap stories and ideas! After all, a problem shared is a problem halved, right?


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