What Eats Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are pesky pests that can drive you crazy with their itchy bites. Mosquitoes are annoying pests that can transmit diseases like Zika, Malaria, and Dengue fever. While there are many ways to protect yourself from mosquitoes, did you know that some animals eat mosquitoes? In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the animals that eat mosquitoes and find out how they do it.


One of the animals that eat mosquitoes are bats. Bats are nocturnal creatures that use echolocation to navigate in the dark. They are also excellent hunters, able to easily locate and capture their prey. While many people think of bats as spooky creatures, they can be quite helpful in controlling the mosquito population. A single bat can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes in a single night!



Birds are also known to eat mosquitoes. The most important are purple martin’s, swallow dive-bombers – also known as “swallows” or waterfowl (goose/terns), and migratory songbirds. They will swoop down and snatch them out of the air before they have a chance to escape. These birds feed on both adult mosquitoes and their aquatic stages.


Tadpoles are natural mosquito destroyers, eating a large population during their tadpole stage. They can wipe out an entire breeding ground in just one week! Tadpoles will also eat both larvae and adult mosquitoes. The two creatures share an area and fight to see who can consume and find the most resources. In contrast, adult frogs are less interested in eating mosquitoes because they are so small.


There are several types of spiders that will eat mosquitoes. Spiders are natural pest controllers. They eat up to 800 million tons of bugs per year and can help keep our population controlled! Some types use webs while others hunt actively, but they all share one thing in common: the desire for food. Webs are sticky, so they can’t escape when a mosquito gets caught in one. The spider will then wrap up the mosquito in silk and enjoy a tasty meal.


Goldfish, guppies, and bass are all-important fish predators that attack mosquito larvae. However, the most valuable of these pests can be repelled by an introduced species – Gambusia Affinis or “mosquito fish.” This is the most effective predator of mosquito larvae and is also used by many mosquito control agencies.

There are many animals that eat mosquitoes, but these are just a few of the most common. By understanding which animals eat mosquitoes, we can better control the mosquito population and protect ourselves from these pesky pests.

Mosquito Predators as Mosquito Control

As you can see, many animals eat mosquitoes. These predators can help control the mosquito population and protect us from these dangerous pests. If you have a mosquito problem, it might be tempting to have spiders and frogs help but it is a lot easier calling a local Dallas pest control company like Forterra. Large infestations require the help of a professional. They will be able to help you determine the best course of action for your specific situation.

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