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    …transmit dangerous diseases like malaria dengue yellow fever West Nile virus dog heartworm Zika virus and equine encephalitis. Citronella candles and bug spray can help keep them at bay but the best pond mosquito control methods are those which treat the source directly. For example you're more…
    …aquatic life above and below the waterline offering food and shelter. Fish and snails can hang out around the leaves and stems while frogs hunt for bugs or hide in the shade. The leaves stems and root systems of underwater plants give your pond life safe places to spawn and lay their eggs. And when…
    …the frost line crawl into cracks and crevices in logs or rocks or dig down as far as they can in leaf litter. If you maintain your pond regularly and have it well-prepped for fall and winter your aquatic frogs will be just fine. They'll be croaking and playing and eating bugs again come spring!
    …algae should keep them more than satisfied - at least until they become adults. That's when they become carnivorous critters with a hankering for bugs rodents reptiles birds small fish and even an occasional bat. When they're adults bullfrogs are impressive creatures: As one of the largest frogs in…
    …Surprisingly algae has many benefits to a pond's ecosystem. The tiny plants feed fish and make great homes for micro- and macro-invertebrates like bugs and worms. But algae has its definite drawbacks. Besides being unsightly and odorous uncontrolled blooms can cause oxygen depletions affect fish…
    …these mats rise to the surface they are commonly referred to as pond scum. These mats make great homes for micro- and macro- invertebrates like bugs and worms but they are also unsightly. An Ounce of Prevention Algae growth in a water garden is a combination of many factors and sometimes conditions…
    …and lack of natural resources. Ponds with fewer fish tend to eat less aggressively as they can slowly munch on natural foods such as algae and bugs. New fish or fish going into or out of hibernation will eat less too. Only feed your fish what they can consume in 5 minutes; if they cannot eat…
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