Summit Mosquito Dunks provide an efficient, safe, and eco-friendly way to control mosquito larvae, reduce adult mosquito populations, and prevent mosquito-borne diseases. They are an excellent addition to your mosquito control efforts, particularly in areas with standing water where mosquitoes breed.
Kills Mosquitoes before They’re Old Enough to Bite!® The Mosquito Dunks® are North America’s best selling home owner mosquito control product. The only product with BTI, a type of bacteria toxic only to mosquito larvae, that lasts 30 days and treats 100 square feet of surface water.
Here are the key advantages of using Summit Mosquito Dunks:
1. Effective Mosquito Larvae Control: Summit Mosquito Dunks contain Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti), a naturally occurring bacterium that specifically targets mosquito larvae. When placed in standing water, the dunks release Bti, which is ingested by mosquito larvae. The bacteria disrupts their digestive system, ultimately leading to their death. By controlling mosquito larvae, you can significantly reduce the number of adult mosquitoes in your surroundings.
2. Safe for Humans and Pets: Bti is non-toxic to humans, pets, birds, fish, and most other non-target organisms. It only affects the mosquito larvae, making it a safe and environmentally friendly solution for mosquito control.
3. Selective Targeting: Unlike chemical insecticides that can harm a wide range of insects and organisms, Bti in Summit Mosquito Dunks specifically targets mosquitoes. This selective targeting minimizes the impact on beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, helping to preserve the overall ecosystem.
4. Easy to Use: Summit Mosquito Dunks are user-friendly and convenient to apply. They come in small, donut-shaped disks that can be broken into smaller pieces if needed. You can simply toss the pieces into standing water, and they will slowly release the Bti over time.
5. Long-lasting: Each dunk remains effective for about 30 days, providing
continuous mosquito control during that period. This long-lasting effect reduces
the need for frequent reapplications.
6. Wide Range of Applications: Summit Mosquito Dunks can be used in various water sources, including ponds, bird baths, rain barrels, flower pots, gutters, and other containers that collect water. This versatility makes them suitable for both residential and commercial use.
7. Prevents Mosquito-Borne Diseases: By controlling mosquito populations at the larval stage, Summit Mosquito Dunks help prevent the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus, dengue fever, Zika virus, and malaria.
8. Environmentally Responsible: Using Summit Mosquito Dunks as part of your mosquito control strategy reduces the reliance on chemical insecticides, which can have detrimental effects on the environment and non-target organisms. By choosing an eco-friendly option like Bti, you contribute to a more sustainable approach to mosquito control.
9. Cost-Effective: Considering their long-lasting effectiveness and the reduction in mosquito-related issues, Summit Mosquito Dunks offer a cost-effective solution for managing mosquito populations.
Mosquitoes have always been an annoying and sometimes deadly aspect of summer and with the recent spread of WestNile virus there has been a heightened interest in mosquito control throughout the North America. Homeowners, ranchers and farmers looking for a safe, nontoxic way to control mosquitoes can use Mosquito Dunks®, which kill mosquitoes before they can become flying, biting, disease-carrying adults.
What is a Mosquito Dunk®?
A Mosquito Dunk® looks like a small, beige donut which floats on standing water. As the Dunk® slowly dissolves, it releases a bacterium which is toxic to all species of mosquito larvae. Mosquito Bits® are a granule that contains the same active ingredient found in the Dunks®, but unlike the Dunks® the Bits release the larvicide immediately.
What is the active ingredient inMosquito Dunks®?
The active ingredient in Mosquito Dunks® is Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies israelensis. (B.t.i.). B.t.i. is a bacterium that is deadly to mosquito larvae but harmless to other living things.
Where should Mosquito Dunks® be used?
Just float a biodegradable Mosquito Dunk® in water troughs, koiponds, birdbaths, rain barrels or any place where water collectsand remains for periods of time. When female mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water treated with a Mosquito Dunk®, the larvae will hatch and begin to eat the B.t.i. The B.t.i. will kill the mosquito larvae before they can grow up to become biting and disease-spreading adults.
How do Mosquito Dunks® work?
While floating, a Mosquito Dunk® slowly releases a long-term biological mosquito larvicide at the water’s surface. This larvicide gradually settles in the water, and while it travels through the water it is eaten by the mosquito larvae growing there.
What kinds of mosquito larvae will a Mosquito Dunk® kill?
There are approximately 2,500 species of mosquitoes throughout the world. The B.t.i. in Mosquito Dunks® will killthe larvae of ALL SPECIES of mosquitoes.
How much water will one Dunk® effectively treat?
One Mosquito Dunk® will effectively treat 100 square feet of surface water for 30 days or more. For less water, a portion of a Mosquito Dunk® can be used. Suitable treatment sites include swamps, fragmented puddles,trash dumps containing water, or water with a high concentration of organic material.
Are Mosquito Dunks® safe to use around fish,birds, wildlife, pets and children?
Yes. B.t.i., the active ingredient in Mosquito Dunks®, is very target specific for mosquitoes and does not adversely affect other organisms in the water. Mosquito Dunks® are also safe for use around birds, wildlife, children and pets. The EPA has registered Mosquito Dunks® for use in animal watering troughs and fish habitats. More recently the Dunks® have been approved for use in Organic Production and Gardening, under the National Organic Program guidelines.
What if my dog eats a Mosquito Dunk®?
Don’t worry. Even if your dog eats an entire Mosquito Dunk®, this will not adversely affect the animal. If an animal eats a Mosquito Dunk...
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