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- Do tall weeds favor mosquitoes by (literally) giving them a place to hide?
Commonly heard advice against mosquitoes is to cut down tall weeds so the mosquitoes won't have a place to "hide". When I think of predators like dragonflies, bats, and birds hunting mosquitoes, I think of them hunting flying mosquitoes. Do tall weeds actually favor mosquitoes by giving mosquitoes concealment when they are not flying? Or is the idea that tall weeds "hide" mosquitoes from predators only a figure of speech?