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controls mosquitos & kills mosquitoes before they breed in ponds
mosquito can ruin more than a backyard bar-b-que; they can be a real
irritation and cause swelling in sensitive people and can even transmit
potentially dangerous illnesses. The common mosquito breeds and lays
eggs in stagnant waters preferring warm still pools to breed and re-produce.
Pond owners and golf-courses who are trying to eliminate these blood-sucking
pests know that adding movement and circulation to the pond water
can help inhibit the breeding of mosquitoes.
Using a fountain
or bottom mounted aerator will certainly help deter the female from
depositing her eggs in your pond because the waves and movement of
the water is not conducive to their gestation.
have used and tested many forms of liquid and dry insect controllers
and by far this is the superior product:
This is is a biological mosquito control that has been specially formulated
for Ponds, Golf Courses, Decorative Water Gardens, Fountains & any
area where standing water exists. Even small backyard barrels and
buckets that may be your favorite little water garden can be helped
by adding this product.
completely natural mosquito control can be achieved with the mosquito
control product we recommend. A lot of pond owners ask if this is
some sort of DDT or Agent-Orange or what have you but modern science
is not always creating monstrous products that will wipe-out entire
This natural mosquito/insect
control product (BMC = Biological Mosquito Control) kills developing
mosquitoes before they can become biting adults.
These simple and effective slow-release
pucks kill the growing mosquito larvae before they have a
chance to mature.
These are all-natural and safe and very easy to use: toss
one puck in for every 100 square feet no matter what the depth
of your pond and you have 30 days of mosquito control guaranteed!
Just place one dunk in your pond, water garden, or even in
pools or planters that have standing water. Each puck treats
100 square feet of surface area for 30 days. Complete and
total mosquito control, naturally! EPA registered in all United
States of America. Product proudly made in USA..
kills the developing mosquito's before they become breeding,
biting adults including those which may potentially transmit
West Nile Virus, Equine Encephalitis and those which may transmit
Heartworm Disease to dogs and cats.
Microbe-Lift Biological Mosquito Control is a liquid mosquito
control product that can be applied to areas that contain
aquatic life, fish and plants and can also be used in areas
used by or in contact with humans, animals, horses, livestock,
pets, birds or wildlife.
Kill Mosquito Bits™
K kills the developing mosquito's before they become breeding,
biting adults including those which may potentially transmit
West Nile Virus, Equine Encephalitis and those which may transmit
Heartworm Disease to dogs and cats. Microbe-Lift Biological
Mosquito Control is a liquid mosquito control product that
can be applied to areas that contain aquatic life, fish and
plants and can also be used in areas used by or in contact
with humans, animals, horses, livestock, pets, birds or wildlife.
Natural mosquito control is achieved through the specific use of naturally
occurring bacteria strains that are lethal to mosquito larvae. Upon
the initial application, the mosquito larvae ingesst the bacteria,
resulting in death.
A single application will result in up to 14 days activity. The product
disperses easily in water and has absolutely no fish toxicity or zero
toxicity to non-target invertebrates. One thing we like about this
product and why we give it such a high review (9.5/10) is that there
is a significantly lower potential for any development of resistance
than harmful chemical larvicides and has no adverse aesthetics effects
on your pond.
T's DT336 Mosquito Repelling Granules 5 Pounds
5 lb. granular formula Active ingredients: lemongrass, mint and garlic
oil Pleasant alternative to poisons Biodegradable; safe for use around
the home, lawn, patio and pool when used as directed Treats up to
4000 square feet without damaging your lawn or garden
Mosquitoes can transmit disease from person to person, including yellow
fever, malaria and the West Nile Virus. These mosquito repelling granules
are made of a natural, biodegradable formula that is independently,
professionally tested and proven to repel mosquitoes. Formulated with
natural oils including lemongrass, mint and garlic oil, this product
will not damage your lawn or garden. Works by creating a repellent
barrier around the area to be protected, using natural ingredients
and providing a safer alternative to poisons. Mosquito repelling granules
are easy to apply, with the built-in sprinkler cap or via fertilizer
spreader. This 5 lb. size treats up to 4,000 square feet. The granules
will begin working within an hour of application.
Mosquito Dunks 5 Packs of 20 Dunks (100 total)
BTI Mosquito Briquettes are a sustained-release larvicide that conveniently
floats right on the water surface. These briquettes can be used in
virtually any standing water site where mosquito larvae grow. As the
briquettes float, BTI (or bacillus thuringiensis israelensis, a natural
mosquito-killing biocontrol agent) is slowly released at the water's
surface and gradually settles in the water where it is consumed mosquito
larvae. Bti kills mosquito larvae before they are able to grow into
mature, biting adults, eventually controlling the mosquito population.
Additionally, the toxin will continue to be released into the water
for a period of 30 days or more, providing continuous kill. Each briquette
will effectively treat up to 100 square feet of surface water regardless
are Microbial Larvicides?
are bacteria that are registered as pesticides for control of mosquito
larvae in outdoor areas such as irrigation ditches, flood water,
standing ponds, woodland pools, pastures, tidal water, fresh or
saltwater marshes, and storm water retention areas. Duration of
effectiveness depends primarily on the mosquito species, the environmental
conditions, the formulation of the product, and water quality.
may be used along with other mosquito control measures in an IPM
program. The microbial larvicides used for mosquito control are
Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) and Bacillus sphaericus
(B. sphaericus). Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis is a naturally
occurring soil bacterium registered for control of mosquito larvae.
Bti was first registered by EPA as an insecticide in 1983. Mosquito
larvae eat the Bti product that is made up of the dormant spore
form of the bacterium and an associated pure toxin. The toxin disrupts
the gut in the mosquito by binding to receptor cells present in
insects, but not in mammals.
are at currently over 25 Bti products registered for use including
our preffered product Microbe-Lift BMC as well as Aquabac, Teknar,
Vectobac, and LarvX are examples of common trade names for the available
mosquito control products. Bacillus sphaericus is a completely naturally
occurring form of living bacterium that is found all over the Earth
in every country and in every temperate zone.
The specific bacterial latin name "B. sphaericus" was
initially registered by EPA in 1991 for use against various kinds
of mosquito larvae. Mosquito larvae ingest the bacteria, and as
with Bti, the toxin disrupts the gut in the mosquito by binding
to receptor cells present in insects but not in mammals. Products
like ML-BMC, VectoLex CG and WDG are Government registered and sanctioned
B. sphaericus products and are effective for approximately one to
four weeks after application.
Do Microbial Larvicides Pose Risks to Human Health,
Wildlife or The Environment?
The microbial pesticides have undergone extensive testing prior
to EPA and Health Department registration. They are essentially
nontoxic to humans, so there are no concerns for human health effects
with Bti or B. sphaericus when they are used according to label
directions. Extensive testing shows that microbial larvicides do
not pose risks to wildlife, nontarget species, or the environment,
when used according to label directions. Follow all directions on
the label to ensure safe and effective operation!
Summit 111-5 Mosquito Dunks, 20-Pack
Kills mosquitoes before they're old enough to bite. The Mosquito
Dunks are America's best selling home owner mosquito control
The only product with BTI, a bacteria toxic only to mosquito
larvae, that lasts 30-day and treats 100-square feet of surface
water. Non-toxic to all other wildlife , pets, fish, and humans.
Simply apply Mosquito Dunks to any standing water, or water
Kills within hours lasts for 30-day or more.
Labeled For Organic Gardening by the USEPA. Highly effective
low impact product.
Bonide 5612 Mosquito Beater
Effectively repels for up to 3 weeks.
Nontoxic, biodegradable and pleasantly scented.
Easy to use shaker applicators.
Contains: Geranium oil, cedar oil, lemon grass oil, garlic and
Covers 4000 sq. ft.
Dynatrap DT2000XL Electronic Insect Eliminator,
The DYNATRAP DT2000XL Mosquito Insect Eliminator
effectively eliminates mosquitoes and other flying insects.
Coverage up to one acre. Two UV fluorescent bulbs produce warm
light to attract insects to the DYNATRAP.
The Ti02 titanium dioxide exclusive coated funnel produces C02
which is irresistible to mosquitoes luring the insects to the
powerful yet whisper quiet vacuum fan.
Insects are collected and trapped into the retaining cage away
from the area of usage providing the user safe pest protection
and comfortable living quarters.
Blue Rhino SkeeterVac SV5100 Mosquito Eliminator,
Don't let pesky mosquitoes and other insects ruin your backyard
parties, picnics, and barbecues. The Blue Rhino SkeeterVac Mosquito
Eliminator's FineTune baiting system transforms clean-burning
propane into CO2 to attract mosquitoes into its trap. Turn the
FineTune dial to set the attractant to match the insect species
indigenous to your neighborhood. Once the bugs are attracted,
the Vac&Tac trapping system utilizes a powerful vacuum and sticky
paper traps to securely capture them. Just place the SkeeterVac
Mosquito Eliminator in a shady spot, secure it in place using
the included security spikes, and use the electronic ignition
to ensure fast, easy, safe starts. Propane tank sold separately.
Use the rain cover to protect the SkeeterVac from the elements
and from children. Assembly and maintenance take only minutes,
and no tools are necessary. The included wheeled cart with handle
allows you to easily transport the SkeeterVac almost anywhere
Within 4 to 6 weeks of operating the SkeeterVac around the clock,
you will notice a great insect reduction within more than 1
acre of your yard. The CPSV5100 covers more than the area of
a football field-the largest coverage available anywhere. The
Motion Lighting feature attracts a broader range of insects
to increase your capture rate. The SkeeterVac measures 24.5
x 15 x 19 inches and weighs 21 pounds. It's quiet, odorless,
child-safe, and presents no pesky cords to trip over or get
in the way of the lawn mower. A 1-year limited warranty is included.
For large ponds
and golf-course water-hazourds the application of Microbe Lift Mosquoto
Control is to apply 1 gallon per foot surface acre (200' x 200'
x 1' depth) every month. Microbe Lift significantly lowers potential
for development of resistance in target insect populations than
chemical larvacides such as methoprene.
we totally recommend the simplicity and efficiency of Microbe-Lift
there are alternative mosquito control techniques that many people
swear by; for your information here is some information on these
products if you wish to further investigate these products.
Methoprene Granules For Preventative Mosquito
No matter what techinique is being considered, preventing mosquito
populations in any given area is far more effective and less expensive
than trying to control the biting pests in their adult stage. There
are situations when using adulticides for flying mosquitoes is necessary.
For these situations a fogging solution or spray solution is needed.
The best pest control involves eliminating as many mosquito breeding
grounds as possible.
Granules can kill mosquitoes for up to 21 Days For those areas where
eliminating water that harbors mosquitoes, a mosquito larvicide
is needed. Methoprene Mosquito Granules contain an IGR that inhibits
the growth of certain insects in their immature stages. When mosquito
larvae are exposed to Methoprene, they do not die. These wrigglers
(as they are sometimes called) seem to be unaffected when observed.
The effect of the product shows in the pupal stage. In this stage
the immature mosquitoes normally develop into adult insects and
immerge to start their biting, reproducing life cycle.
However, the young insects that have come into contact with the
unique IGR material will not survive past the pupae stage and never
become adult biting pests. Application of Methoprene Granules Mosquito
control granules are simply sprinkled or broadcast in areas where
mosquitoes may breed. Apply 1 tablespoon per 211 square feet, 1/4
cup per 1,480 square feet, 1 pound per 8,712 square feet.
As we have found there can be a certain resistance built up over
time when using this product and som dosages are typically going
to increase over time which will lead to increasing costs to achieve
the same insect free results.
As we stray further into products that may be dangerous to humans
and wildlife we find such products as Temephos for mosquito control.
an organophosphate (OP) pesticide registered by EPA in 1965 to control
mosquito larvae, and it is the only organophosphate with larvicidal
use. It is an important resistance management tool for mosquito
control programs; its use helps prevent mosquitoes from developing
resistance to the bacterial larvicides. Temephos is used in areas
of standing water, shallow ponds, swamps, marshes, and intertidal
zones. It may be used along with other mosquito control measures
in an IPM program.
Abate is the registered trade name of the temephos product used
for moskeeto control. Temephos is usually applied most commonly
as a spray from a helicopter but can be applied by corrosive resitant
backpack sprayers, fixed-wing aircraft, and right-of-way sprayers
in either liquid or granular form. When spraying from a back-pack
make sure to provide adequate masking and inhalation protection
for the applicating individual as the spray could cause ill-effects
in humans if ingested or uinhaled directly!
Does Temephos Pose Risks to Human Health, The Environment or
Temephos and variations in the brand name, when applied according
to the labels for mosquito controlling, does not pose an unreasonable
risks to human health but it is a question if there is a reasonable
risk to humans that is acceptable. If the malaria carrying mosquitos
are going to be killed then perhaps the risk management is worthwhile;
some people insist that banning DDT may have been a mistake as there
are thousands of people in third world countries dying from mosquito
Temephos is usually applied to water, and the amount of temephos
is very small in relation to the area covered, less than 1 ounce
of active ingredient per acre for the liquid and 8 ounces per acre
for the granular formulations. Temephos breaks down within a few
days in water, and post-application exposure is minimal. However,
at high dosages, temephos, like other OPs, can overstimulate the
nervous system causing nausea, dizziness, and confusion.
Because temephos is applied directly to water, it is not expected
to have a direct impact on terrestrial animals or birds. Current
mosquito larviciding techniques pose some risk to nontarget aquatic
species and the aquatic ecosystem. Although temephos presents relatively
low risk to birds and terrestrial species, available information
suggests that it is more toxic to aquatic invertebrates than alternative
larvicides. For this reason, EPA is limiting temephos use to areas
where less-hazardous alternatives would not be effective, specifying
intervals between applications, and limiting the use of high application
There are alternative and perhaps highly effective methods of mosquito
control available in chemical form but we believe more in biological
treatments and this is why we are advising all of our clients and
freinds to use Microbe-Lift BMC to eliminate their mosquito problems.
Email us for algae information or with your questions.
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