Broadcast these easy, ready-to-use Mosquito Bits in water gardens, flower pots, rain barrels, bird baths, tree holes, unused swimming pools, old automobile tires - anywhere you have standing water that is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, fungus gnats, or black fly. Mosquito Bits use Bacillus thuringiensis v. israelensis to kill mosquito and fungus gnat larvae before they mature into breeding adults. The larvae of these pest insects die within 24 hours of nibbling on the baited bits. Once applied, you can get back outdoors and begin to enjoy your lawn, garden and farm!
Additional Information: Mosquitos Can Breed in a Bottle Cap of Water
- Bti is a bacteria that controls mosquito, fungus gnats, and black flies in their larval stage of development.
- Mosquito Bits kill mosquito species that transmit West Nile Virus, Malaria, Dengue Fever and Zika Virus.
- Bti is harmless to all other forms of wildlife making it safe for use in ponds, aquaponics, etc. where fish and beneficial insects are present.
This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Black Fly (Simulium vittatum Zetterstedt), Fungus Gnats (Bradysia impatiens), Mosquitoes (Culiseta longiareolate)
General Applications: Sprinkle 1 tspn. of Mosquito Bits per 25 square feet or 1 tbsp. per 75 square feet uniformly over the over the surface of standing water found around the home. Seven to fourteen day intervals are recommended for repeated applications during the mosquito season. Longer periods of mosquito control can be achieved with Mosquito Dunks.
Fungus Gnat Control: Sprinkle or spread 1/2 cup of Mosquito Bits granules per square foot of soil. Water as you would normally. The watering will release the Bti into the soil where the larvae of the Fungus Gnat will feed on it and die. Repeat applications at three-week intervals for continued control.
If spraying the growing media is easier, you can also mix bits in water at a rate of 4 tablespoons per gallon of water. Wait 5 minutes then apply treated water directly to the soil or growing media surface. Discard or compost granules when finished. This treatment controls fungus gnat larvae for up to 3 weeks. Repeat treatment if insects reappear.
Environment: Outdoors, Pond & Environment, Interiorscapes, Container Plants, Houseplants
Application Rate: Broadcast 1 tsp. per 25 sq. ft. or 1 Tbs. per 75 sq. ft. every 1-2 weeks during mosquito season.
Storage: Store in original container
Shelf Life: Indefinite
2.86%..........Bacillus thuringiensis sp israelensis*
* Potency: 7,000 International Toxic Units (ITU) per mg of product. Potency units should not be used to adjust rates beyond those specified in the product instructions.