About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Water Wiggle stops mosquitoes from laying eggs in bird baths

Scientists are predicting high numbers of mosquitoes this summer due to all the rain fall. The Water Wiggler’s unique agitator action creates continuous ripples in the bath water, preventing mosquitoes from laying eggs. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water, and the larvae hatch in 2 to 3 days. The Water Wiggler™ effectively creates surface water movement so mosquitoes can’t lay their eggs, braking the breeding cycle.

Moving water also attracts more birds because the rippling motion catches their eye and they can hear the tiny splashes.

It operates silently on two D-cell batteries for up to two months of continual use. Just place in bird bath and go; no wiring and no plumbing.

You can use it with our heated bird bath in winter, too. Wild Birds Unlimited - East Lansing  sells the Aurora Water Wiggler.™ which will light up at dusk and slowly shift through the color spectrum. A sensor on the underside turns the unit on at dusk. The lights will shut off after three hours and come back on the following evening.
And now there is a NEW Solar Water Wiggler.™ If you place your bath in full sun, the wiggler can store enough energy in a rechargeable battery to run the motor during the nighttime hours.

It's also available at both our Wild Birds Unlimited stores and would make a great Father's Day gift. Or click HERE for more gift ideas.

1 comment:

Vetsy said...

What a fun way to attract birds and stop mosquito's from laying their eggs. I think I'd like to try that solar wiggler.

Thanks for sharing.