Did you know that dragonflies are the biggest predators of mosquitos and can eat hundreds of them a day? This makes them a great addition to your garden and the safest natural pest control. They keep mosquito population in check.
Dragonflies eat mosquitoes, both at the larval stage and as adults. Having a few dragonflies in your backyard will ensure mosquitoes do not trouble you during a high mosquito season.
HOW TO ATTRACT DRAGONFLIES
1, Install a pond
To attract dragonflies you would need to install a pond in your backyard as dragonflies spend around 95% of their life cycle under water. The pond should around fifteen feet in diameter and at least one or two feet deep. Add several rocks at the water’s edge to give the dragonflies a comfortable place to rest and relax in the hot sun. If you do not have the means to dig out a pond, you can also use a small kiddy pool.
2. Add Water Plants
Once you’ve created a pond, add water plants to it such as water lilies. These plants will give the dragonflies a place to lay their eggs. Since dragonflies spend most of their lives as nymphs under the water, it’s crucial to plant their favorite pond plants such as Glyceria Maxima. This plant has perfect stems and leaves for them to climb on once they emerge out of the water.