Preventative Mosquito Control Kills Mosquito Larvae
Methoprene granules prevent adult mosquitoes from emerging into biting adults.
Preventing mosquito populations in any given area is far more effective and less expensive than trying to control the biting pests in their adult stage. There are situations when using adulticides for flying mosquitoes is necessary. For these situations a fogging solution or spray solution is needed. The best pest control involves eliminating as many mosquito breeding grounds as possible.
Methoprene Granules Kill Mosquitoes for 21 to 30 Days
For those areas where eliminating water that harbors mosquitoes, a mosquito larvicide is needed. Methoprene Mosquito Granules contain an IGR that inhibits the growth of certain insects in their immature stages. When mosquito larvae are exposed to Methoprene, they do not die. These wrigglers (as they are sometimes called) seem to be unaffected when observed. The effect of the product shows in the pupal stage. In this stage the immature mosquitoes normally develop into adult insects and immerge to start their biting, reproducing life cycle. However, the young insects that have come into contact with the unique IGR material will not survive past the pupae stage and never become adult biting pests.
Mosquito control granules are simply sprinkled or broadcast in areas where mosquitoes may breed. Apply 1 tablespoon per 211 square feet, 1/4 cup per
1,480 square feet, 1 pound per 8,712 square feet. During peak seasons of mosquito reproduction, apply granules about every 3 weeks to suppress potential adult mosquito emergence.
Altosid Pro-G Mosquito IGR Larvacide 2.5 lbs treats up to 5,445 sq ft or 20,183 gallons of water and remains effective for up to 30 days.