Do rain gardens attract mosquitos?

Rain gardens do not attract mosquitoes.  In fact, rain gardens attract dragonflies (which eat skeeters!)

Rain gardens do not attract mosquitoes. In fact, rain gardens attract dragonflies (which eat skeeters!)

Another question customers ask when they are thinking about having a rain garden is worrying whether it will attract mosquitoes.  The good news – no, rain gardens do not attract mosquitoes!

  • 7-12 days of standing water are needed for mosquitoes to lay eggs and breed.
  • Standing water in rain gardens last only a few hours.

Minnesota Rain Gardens
1223 Dayton Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
651-260-7885
minnesotaraingardens@gmail.com

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