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ilv2grdn

ilv2grdn
Cross Timbers, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 2, 2012
11:41 AM

Post #9227216

I have a small pond 4'x6'x2' that I've had for about 9 years. I have received pond plants from other people through the years, but I never did think about whether they had leaches or not. When I cleaned little pond last spring, I found several rather large leaches, 3-4 inches long, and some babies. I am building a new, larger pond, 9'x7'x3' . My small pond is overgrown and I'd like to put my excess plants into the larger pond, but I don't want to transfer the leaches and their offspring too. Is there anything to kill them but not harm all the other wildlife? Please help!
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2012
9:16 PM

Post #9228934

You can make leech traps. Here are some links that you may find helpful, if you google a bit you'll find more.
http://blog.thepondguy.com/2008/06/23/controlling-leeches-pond-lake-q-a-week-of-may-16th/
http://www.ehow.com/how_7782369_rid-pond-leeches.html

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