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Rain Water Harvesting

Is it possible for mosquitoes to breed in water contained in rain water harvesting tank?

Rain water harvesting tank is constructed in such a way that no any insect or other object can enter the tank once it is put into correct use. As such there cannot be any possibility of breeding mosquitoes. However, there is a possibility of entering mosquitoes and even other creatures like rats, lizards, frogs etc.and breeding inside the tank if the lid of the tank or excess water outlet pipe is not properly sealed. Therefore, proper maintenance of rain water harvesting tank is important.


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