Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis
The most effective biolarvicide for mosquito control on the market!
Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) has been used for decades by backyard gardeners and commercial growers to control mosquitoes, fungus gnats and black fly. A bio-rational control, Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis is naturally present in the environment and controls the larval stage of certain Dipterans – the aforementioned mosquitoes, fungus gnats, and black fly. It is target specific, rivals S-methoprene in efficacy and is safe for use around mammals, birds, fish and amphibians – keystone species within an ecosystem.
Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis works similarly to Btk in that it must be ingested by the target pest. Once the bacterium has been ingested, it produces crystalline toxins which disrupt the pest's digestive system, thus stopping continued development and killing the pest larvae before they reach adulthood. This method allows you to reduce disease vectors and egg populations while simultaneously disrupting the pest's breeding cycle. For best results using Bti, applications should be made early in the target pest's life cycle while there are still high numbers of larvae present. Trapping measures are also important when setting up the most effective integrated pest management program for mosquitoes that you can.
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- Bti for Mosquito Control FAQs – Frequently asked questions regarding Bacillus thuringiensis israeliensis and its use in mosquito control. Published by the EPA.
- Efficacy of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis against Mosquitoes in Northwestern Burkina Faso - Test results and report for various field experiments conducted in 2012. Published by BioMed and NIH Central.
- Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) In Drinking-Water - Background document for development of WHO Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality. Published by the World Health Organization.