Mosquito Bits - NonToxic Mosquito Control
Mosquito Bits® and Mosquito Dunks® are a safe, nontoxic way to control mosquitos before they become flying, biting, disease-carrying adults. Approved for Organic Production and Gardening. The active ingredient is very target specific for mosquitos and does not adversely affect other organisms in the water. Safe for use around fish, birds, wildlife, children and pets. Because Mosquito Dunks® are used for application to livestock watering troughs, it is safe for dogs and other animals to ingest (they will get a large dose of protein and calcium).
Mosquito Bits® are a granule that contains the same active ingredient found in dunks, but the Bits release the larvicide immediately. Eight ounces of Mosquito Bits® will treat approximately 2,000 square feet of surface water. Suitable treatment sites include, wetlands, swamps, fragmented puddles, trash dumps containing water, or water with a high concentration of organic material.
A Mosquito Dunk® looks like a small, beige donut which floats on standing water. As the dunk slowly dissolves, it releases a bacterium which is toxic to all species of mosquito larvae. One Mosquito Dunk® will effectively treat 100 square feet of surface water for 30 days or more.
The active ingredient in Mosquito Dunks® is Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies israelensis (B.t.i.). B.t.i. is a bacterium that is deadly to mosquito larvae but harmless to other living things. While floating, a Mosquito Dunk® slowly releases this long term biological mosquito larvicide at the water’s surface. This larvicide gradually settles in the water, and while it travels through the water it is eaten by the mosquito larvae growing there.
Can be stored indefinitely.