Larvicides target larvae in the breeding habitat before they can mature into adult mosquitoes and disperse. Larvicide treatment of breeding habitats help reduce the adult mosquito population in nearby areas.
Liquid larvicide products are applied directly to water using backpack sprayers and truck or aircraft-mounted sprayers. Tablet, pellet, granular, and briquet formulations of larvicides are also applied by mosquito controllers to breeding areas.
There are a number of registered active ingredients used in larvicides including:
Bacterial Insecticides, Insects that are exposed to the Bacillus species have trouble digesting food they eat after the exposure. They then die of starvation. Insect Growth Inhibitors/Regulators (IGR's), prevent the larvae from maturing into adult mosquitoes. Organophosphate Insecticides, affect the nervous system of insects.
VectoMax FG is an advanced biological mosquito larvicide that combines the time-proven and environmentally compatible bacterial active ingredients Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis and Bacillus sphaericus 2362 into a single microparticle.
VectoBac 12AS (also known as SC; Suspension Concentrate) is an aqueous suspension formulation of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis (strain AM65-52) for control of mosquitoes, black flies, and closely related fly larvae.
AquaBac 200G Granular Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis (Bti). Bti is eaten by the mosquito larva and becomes highly toxic to the larva, killing them within minutes after ingestion. Since the bacteria are harmless to other mosquito and black fly larva predators, these predators continue to feed on the larva and work in concert with Bti to keep the larva population in check. OMRI ListedOrganic Certification(s): OMRI Active Ingredients: (S)-Bacillus thuringiensis 2.86%Insecticide Mode of Action: 11A Insecticide Class: Microbial DisruptorsEPA Signal Word: CAUTION / PRECAUCIONApplication Rate Range: (see label) Container Size(s): 40 Lbs.
Sendero Specialty Herbicide is the New Standard in Mesquite Control, offering greater than 15% better control and more consistency than the old standard while not harming grasses and many desirable brush species.Active Ingredients: Potassium salt of 2-pyridine
carboxylic acid, 4-amino-3,6-dichloro 6.02% + Monoethanolamine salt of 3,6-dichloro-2-
pyridinecarboxylic acid 30.82%Herbicide Mode of Action:EPA Signal Word: CAUTION / PRECAUCIONEPA Registration Number: 62719-645Application Rate Range: (see label) Container Size(s): 1 Gal., 30 Gal.State Registration(s): AZ, KS, KY, LA, MO, NM, OK, TX