I’ve got lots of standing water on my property and I’m hoping you’ve got something I can use to kill them before they become biting adults. My property has drainage ditches and several low points that don’t drain. With all this rain we’ve been getting I know they’ve been laying eggs in several of these pools because I can see them swimming around. The humidity has been so high I just don’t think the areas will dry out enough to kill them so I want to do something if I can. What can I use?
There are two or three products that can be applied to standing water which work well. It’s not clear how big of an area you want to treat but for small pools, the MOSQUITO DUNKS or MOSQUITO GRANULES would work well. Both use BT as the active and are considered to be organic so they’re very safe. They can actually be used in rain barrels used to collect drinking water.
There is also a chemical growth regulator that you can get in our METHOPRENE GRANULES. This is very effective and cost efficient too. Either product should help and we have other options listed in our MOSQUITO CONTROL article.