Using Fountains as a Mosquito Repellent

  • June 26, 2017

Have you heard that surface aerators and fountains can prevent mosquitoes?

As the sweltering summer heat approaches, so do swarms of mosquitoes, often taking a restful stop on bodies of stagnant water.

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t appreciate your water fountain being used as a mosquito motel. And while there are several chemicals and devices you can add to your pond or fountain to reduce mosquitos, there is another solution that can both help to reduce mosquitoes and improve water quality.

Mosquitoes must lay their eggs in water. They also require stagnant water, which provides a rich breeding ground for their larvae to populate just beneath the surface. Adding an aerator, fountain or another device that disrupts the water surface increases the water circulation and reduces the stagnation that allows mosquitoes to breed.

Installing a Font’N-Aire fountain or Aquarian surface aerator will disrupt the surface and keep the water moving. This makes it difficult for mosquitoes to lay their larvae and for them to survive.

Though not a true mosquito repellent, a fountain or aerator is an easy addition to add to your pond to reduce mosquitoes and improve water quality, while also discouraging mosquitoes from breeding.

Natural Disruption

Adding a fountain or aerator to your waterscape provides a natural disruption of the water reducing the number of chemicals needed to kill mosquitoes. Water is healthiest when it is moving because oxygen is being added into the water and filtering out carbon dioxide.

Air-O-Lator’s Font’N-Aire or Aquarian units provide a healthy amount of surface disruption to occur, and since mosquitoes like to breed in stagnant water, introducing a fountain or aerator to your body of water will keep the water moving.

Contact an Air-O-Lator professional today to learn how you can use fountains or aerators to keep your water healthy and reduce mosquitoes.