Controlling Mosquito Larvae
How it Works
The District’s Buffalo Turbine disperses a fine mist of Bti and is used primarily in heavily populated areas where the Aedes aegypti mosquito breeds in containers of standing water near homes and businesses. This mosquito species can transmit Zika, Yellow Fever, Dengue and Chikungunya.
Both Bti and spinosad are derived from soil bacterium and are the District’s larval control materials by choice for two reasons: first, these naturally occurring materials pose no threat to non-target insects, animals, plants, fish, or people; secondly, they are highly effective, with reductions in mosquito populations noted within 24 hours after application.