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Effective Mosquito Control by

Why Do We Need To Control Mosquitoes?

There are really only two reasons to control mosquitoes; To avoid annoying biting To prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.

Some of the world's most dreaded diseases are known to

be carried and transmitted by mosquitoes.

Mosquito Life Cycle

Hatches when exposed To water

There are approximately 3000 species of

mosquitoes worldwide.
All mosquitoes must have water in which

lives in the water; molts several times; most species surface to breathe air;

to complete their life cycle.

The mosquito goes through four separate
does not feed; stage just prior to emerging as adult;

and distinct stages of its life cycle as egg, larva, Pupa and adult.
flies short time after emerging ;and after its body parts have hardened.

How Larvicide Is Effective As a Mosquito Control

Mosquitoes are easiest to control in their larvae stage as

they remain in water until they become adult.

They often are concentrated within defined water

boundaries, immobile with little ability to disperse, and accessible.

So microbial Larvicide like Bti treatment of

breeding habitats help reduce the adult mosquito population in nearby areas.

What Is Bti?
Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) is a naturally

occurring soil bacterium that can effectively kill mosquito larvae.

It is an environmentally safe & highly selective against the

mosquito larva.

How Does Bti Work?

The bacterium produces crystal proteins which is toxic to

mosquito larva.
Once ingested, Bti toxin paralyses the stomach cells of the

mosquito larvae.
Few days later, larva dies due to starvation.

What are the health concerns?

Bti formulation contains no poisonous chemicals and is

completely harmless to human beings and other beneficial organisms.

Due to the acidic nature of stomach & absence of

membrane receptors serving as a target for Bti toxins; will not be activated in humans & animals.

Effect of Bti in the environment

The Bti toxin biodegrades quickly in the environment

through exposure to UV/sunlight.

And wash off the toxin during rainy seasons.

What Is Bacto Bti?

Organic, concentrated liquid formulation,

contains the crystal toxins of ,Bacillus thuringensis variety israelensis.

Efficiently controls the mosquito larvae of Aedes aegypti

,Aedes albopictus,Culex quinquefasciantus and Anopheles culicifacies species.

Advantages of BactoBti

Its highly specific activity towards mosquito larvae.

Does not harm beneficial organisms such as honey bees,

silk worms, the natural enemies of insects and other aquatic flora & fauna.
Completely safe to human beings & animals.

How Safe Is Bacto Bti?

Bacto Bti is generally more specific and are applied to a

limited area thus minimizing effects on non target species .

It has non effective residual activity. It is one of the most selective and environmental beneficial

control agent available for mosquito.

How To Use Bacto Bti?

Bacto Bti is applied directly to the water surface where

mosquito and larvae are found.

Do not apply to treated & finished drinking water, natural

reservoirs for human consumption.

Breeding Places

Polluted Lagoons

Dilution (per 10L of water)

Organic Accumulated Water

Clear Standing Water

Roadside Ditches Salt Marshes Irrigation Ditches

Catch Basins Tidal Water Rice Fields


flood Water Standing Ponds

Low Mosquito Infested Sources

How frequently Bacto Bti should be used? Whom can I call for more information on the product? Is there negative health effects of exposure to larvicide? Is larvicide available to the public for home use? What is the shelf life of the product once its opened?