Controlling Mosquitoes with Bacteria

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Can you use “germ warfare” to control mosquitoes?

Controlling Mosquitoes with Bacteria

Some natural mosquito control products use a kind of germ warfare to control mosquitoes. Ornamental pools may be treated with biorational larvicides, such as Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti), under certain circumstances.

Commercial products called "Mosquito Dunks" and "Mosquito Bits" containing Bti can be purchased at many hardware and garden stores or mail-order catalogues for homeowner use.

   

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