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Summit...responsible solutions 110-12 Mosquito Dunks, 6-Pack, Natural

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If these products have not been melted down, they can be dangerous when consumed by pets. The Bti can cause cats and dogs sever stomachaches and nausea. So if it’s been eaten, you should go to a vet right away. Question: What do you recommend we do with the water that now has dead larvae, Bti, and old straw or hay in it? Can the spent dunk and straw/hay be composted? Set in place. Dr. Tallamy recommends a sunny spot but I have placed it in dappled shade with good results. The Mosquito Dunk® lasts for about a month and I replace the solution after about 3 or 4 weeks.

One neighbour, who owned a pond. told me that the mosquitos used his pond for breeding and it was often covered in larvae. He used the dunks and it killed off the larvae but as there was a public pond, ditch and lake nearby, it didn’t noticeably reduce the number of mosquitos in our gardens. Neem oil has been used in India for hundreds of years and is an effective mosquito deterrent that can be applied to the skin and most plants.The dunks kill mosquito larvae when they are consumed, which paralyzes the mosquito larvae’s digestive system, resulting in starvation. Not to mention, they’re a sure way to annihilate these pesky insects early in their life cycle. They head straight to the source of the problem, which is what makes them so successful.

Mosquito traps, which like they are named, work to lure in mosquitos and then trap them in a device of some kind. The active ingredient in Mosquito Dunks® is Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies israelensis (Bti). Bti is a bacterium that is deadly to mosquito larvae but harmless to other living things. Just float a biodegradable Mosquito Dunk® in water troughs, koi ponds, birdbaths, rain barrels, animal watering troughs, elevator shafts, or any place where water collects and remains for periods of time. Limited number of products on sale with most users creating their own DIY product by diluting pure neem oil and buying a sprayer.Bravo A, Gill S, Soberón M (2007). "Mode of action of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry and Cyt toxins and their potential for insect control". Toxicon. 49 (4): 423–35. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2006.11.022. PMC 1857359. PMID 17198720. Slowly and continuously releases an Insect Growth Regulator into water that prevents adult mosquito development for up to 2 months;

By killing the larvae soon after they hatch from eggs, the Bti helps reduce mosquito populations overall. After larvae eat the spores, it causes the larvae to stop eating and die. It only works against actively feeding larvae and does not affect mosquito pupae or adults.Adult female mosquitoes will then look for an animal to provide their next meal – and when I say animal, that just might be you. But when you read about them on the internet, you often receive a barrage of jargon without any explanation as to what they truly are and what they accomplish. This may lead to confusion and misunderstanding. Mosquito dunks may be compared to flea growth regulators. Only the larval stages of the mosquito population are eradicated by this insecticide. The larvae of mosquitoes found in stagnant water are the intended victims of this spray.

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