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popeye46

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We just got our pond up and running this spring and the goldfish we put in are getting bigger and they have had their first hatching of small fry, about a gazillion I think. Best of all we are surrounded by trees and tree frogs and this is a picture of our latest tenants which made us feel like we have created a haven for them. We are retired and spend hours just sitting and relaxing on our deck which is right next to the pond, it's awesome.
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popeye46

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That is just one side of the waterfall. There were 23 frogs in all on either side of the waterfall. Happy little frogs
 

addy1

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How neat! They have a frog village!

Welcome to our forum!
 
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Safe bet you can sit on your deck without worry of mosquito bites
 

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They can be good and they can be bad .They clogged up my pumps and clogged up my filters and the outlets to the filters
 

addy1

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Yup. We have lots of frogs. And lots of mosquitoes! Plenty for everyone.
Since I put in the pond, we have zero mosquitoes, one road over, they are swarmed with them. But I also have 60 plus bird houses, bat houses, etc. We used to be overrun by black crickets, hardly ever see one now. No flies. They were horrible when we moved here.

So something is eating them up.
 

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I see lots of bats here and I help them out by shaking the shrubs at dusk and let the bugs fly to feed the bats .They love Japanese beetles .
 
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We live in Mosquito Country, USA. It's so bad here that they've started spraying again, which hasn't happened since the 80s. Our neighbors were concerned that our pond would make the mosquitos worse - that hasn't happened. But we do still have plenty. We have lots of companies that will come and spray your yard on a weekly basis, but we don't do it because of the pond. And realistically, just because they aren't in our yard, doesn't mean they can't find us once we are! We have to move inside from 8:45 until about 9:30 every evening, like clockwork. Just enough time to put on sweatshirts, pop some popcorn, get the s'mores ready, and get some music on the stereo for the rest of the evening!
 

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We can never spray as long as we have bees. Glad the mosquitoes are taken care of naturally.
 
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My pond is on a hill. I spray out and stuff flows down away from the pond.
 
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Past couple of years home depot been selling citronella plants, has anyone tried them in their yards?
 

popeye46

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Past couple of years home depot been selling citronella plants, has anyone tried them in their yards?
We have several on our deck and are never bothered.....must work because without them skeeters are terrible.
 
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