Natural Mosquito Repellent
Did you know that a wetland can reduce the number of mosquitoes?
Mosquito eggs can lie dormant in soils for over a year then hatch with the least little bit of rainwater. But a mosquito's predators need more water – the amounts found in restored wetlands such as this.
If we want mosquito control, we must add enough water suitable for predators like salamanders and dragonfly larvae.
Did You Know?
Smudge pots like these were widely used to fight mosquitoes in the early 1800s. They were filled with burning tar and billowed dark smoke throughout homes and barns. PHEW!
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 41° 38.968′ N, 83° 25.968′ W. Marker is in Oregon, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker can be reached from Seaman Road, 0.1 miles west of South Wynn Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oregon OH 43616, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Sticky Situation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); CCC Builds A Park
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.