Mosquito’s notoriety as a transmitter of diseases such as the dengue posed great risk to humanity’s health. Since rain barrel water is one of the potential breeding ground of mosquitoes, household must be adept enough to know the responsibilities of proper usage, storage and maintenance of barrels.
Mostly, Long Island Tick And Mosquito Control households use rain barrels to conserve water to be used for lawn and garden purposes. But standing water is the ultimate breeding ground for mosquitoes, to avoid any mosquito related diseases, killing an adult and the larvae they produce is a must.
By dropping some mosquito dunks or bits directly to the rain barrel, will kill mosquito’s larvae before they mature into biting adults. Made with Bt-israelensis (Bt-i), a highly specific biological pesticide, this product represents a major breakthrough for people and the environment when compared with the traditional toxic chemical approach to mosquito control. This pesticide will not harm people, pets, wildlife or fish.
Once a month place wherever water accumulates around your home such as rain barrels you will get rid of mosquitoes for the whole season. Each Dunk will effectively treat up to 100 square feet of surface water regardless of depth. They may also be broken in half to treat smaller areas. Great for use in water gardens, flower pots, bird baths, rain gutters and decorative ponds.
Getting used your goldfish pet to the barrel water is also a great way as they feed on mosquito larvae too. By keeping them in the bag from the pet store and allowing it to float on the water until the temperature in the bag gradually adjusts to that of the water in the barrel, and then this is the time to release the fish.