Spheratax SPH 50G Granules provide powerful selective mosquito control when placed where mosquitoes breed. This microbial larvicide contains Bacillus sphaericus spores, a naturally occurring beneficial organism. When used as directed and introduced to organic-rich water sites, spores are consumed by mosquito larvae. Once ingested, the bacteria spores release toxins into the guts of juvenile mosquitoes. These toxins bind to receptor cells in the digestive system, causing larvae to stop eating and die. This process only affects actively feeding mosquito larvae and does not affect other adult insects, birds or mammals.
Consider using Spheratax SPH 50G WSP or Aquabac Xt if granular applications are not suitable in your treatment area. Both are similar mosquito larvicides with minimal impact on non-target pests.
This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Aedes vexans, Anopheles quadrimaculatus, Coquillettidia perturbans, Culex spp., Ochlerotatus melanimon (Aedes melanimon), Ochlerotatus nigromaculis (Aedes nigromaculis), Ochlerotatus sollicitans (Aedes sollicitans), Ochlerotatus stimulans (Aedes stimulans), Ochlerotatus triseriatus (Aedes triseriatus), Psorophora columbiae, Psorophora ferox
Spheratax SPH 50G Granules are effective for approximately 1-4 weeks after application.
When you have a wide area to cover, the 40 lb. bag of granules provides easy application and coverage. Application rates range between 5-20 lbs. per acre/water surface area. See label for full application rates for your coverage area type.
Suggested Uses: Spheratax SPH (50g) is a highly selective microbial insecticide that is effective against mosquitoes in a variety of habitats. Apply Spheratax SPH (50g) to any water sites except treated, finished water reservoirs or drinking water receptacles when the water is intended for human consumption. Spheratax SPH (50g) can be applied to areas that contain aquatic life, fish and plants. Spheratax SPH (50g) can be applied to areas used by or in contact with humans, animals, horses, livestock, pets, birds or wildlife.
Environment: Wastewater, Storm Water/Drainage Systems, Marine/Coastal Areas, Water Bodies (natural and man-made aquatic sites such as lakes, ponds, rivers, canals, and streams) and Dormant Rice Fields.
Wastewater, Storm Water/Drainage Systems, Marine/Coastal Areas, Water Bodies, Dormant Rice Fields - 5-20 lbs per acre of water surface
Use higher rates (10-20 lbs per acre of water surface) where extended residual control is necessary, or in habitats with deep water or dense surface cover. Apply uniformly by aerial and conventional ground equipment. Reapply as needed after 1-4 weeks. Avoiding spray drift at the application site is the responsibility of the applicator. The interaction of many equipment and weather related factors determine the potential spray drift. The applicator and treatment coordinator are responsible for considering all these factors when making decisions.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place.
Warning & Toxicities:
It is a violation of federal law to apply this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
Keep out of reach of children. Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with eyes or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco or using the toilet. Prolonged or frequently repeated skin contact may cause allergic reactions in some individuals.
Active Ingredients/Guaranteed Analysis:
|Bacillus sphaericus, Serotype H5a5b, strain 2362*
|* Equivalent to 50 Bacillus sphaericus International Toxic Units (BS ITU) per mg of product (0.023 billion BS ITU per pound of product). Potency units should not be used to adjust rates beyond those specified in the directions for use. NOTE: The percent active ingredient does not indicate product performance and potency measurements are not federally standardized.|