It would come as no surprise to learn that you are growing sick of the mosquitoes that have been making themselves known around your yard this year. While the weather is beginning to cool down, and with it a slight reduction in the amount of mosquitoes you might see, it won’t be long before the weather warms up again and they come back.
What if there were some natural predators of mosquitoes that patrolled your yard? Depending on your environment, it is entirely possible that you have natural mosquito predators working to control the pest population in your yard without even knowing it.
The Known Mosquito Predators
Here are some common natural enemies of mosquitoes that could very well be hanging around in your yard, on the hunt for mosquitoes to chow down on.
Dragonflies, sometimes called mosquito hawks, are a natural born predator of mosquitoes. They are able to keep a flying mosquito directly in their sights, and are even capable of predicting their movements before they strike. Mosquito hawks are your friends, and will happily rid your yard of mosquitoes for you.
You might not have thought about this, but bats are also a natural enemy of mosquitoes. While some folks might find bats to be creepy, they are actually very adept at hunting and killing mosquitoes, which is why some people are so quick to pick up bat boxes to hang around their homes in hopes of attracting more of the mosquito killers.
Many birds are also great at killing mosquitoes. Bluebirds, cardinals, and several other types of birds feast on mosquitoes when they identify them flying around. Think about that next time you see one of these beautiful birds hanging out in the birdbath!
If all of these critters don’t seem to be doing the trick to rid your yard of mosquitoes, you can rely on your friends at the local mosquito control services in Annapolis to come out and treat your yard for the pests for you. Enjoy your yard in peace again, free of mosquitoes and bites.