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30 oz. Granular Biological Mosquito Control

  • Contains BTI that effectively and quickly kills mosquito larvae
  • Safe for birds, pets, fish and wildlife
  • Ideal for rain barrels, birdbaths or any standing water
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About This Product

Mosquito Bits is a highly selective microbial insecticide (BTI) effective against mosquitoes in a variety of habitats. Kills the larvae of mosquitoes that transmit West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, Chikungunya, Encephalitis, Malaria, and Dengue Fever. Spread over the surface of water to release the biological mosquito larvicide. This larvicide gradually settles in the water where it is eaten by mosquito larvae growing there. The BITS will give a quick kill of existing mosquito larvae within 24 hours. Re-apply every 7 to 14 days for maximum control. Mosquito Bits are approved for application to areas that contain aquatic life, fish and plants. BITS may also be applied to areas used by or in contact with humans, animals, horses, livestock, pets, birds or wildlife. Apply to standing water found near the home such as water gardens, tree holes, stock tanks, animal watering troughs, rain barrels, bird baths, roof gutters, etc. Perfect for areas where standing water cannot easily be controlled such as fallen leaves, swampy areas, and vehicle tracks in turf. Sprinkle over bromeliads, pitcher plants, and other areas where small amounts of water turn into mosquito breeding grounds. Harmless to plants, pets, beneficial insects, honeybees, fish or wildlife. Mosquito Bits are also approved and labeled as a biological control for fungus gnat larvae in planters and soils. Kills fungus gnat larvae in soil without synthetic toxins.

Highlights

  • Kill mosquitoes before they're old enough to bite
  • Kills the larvae of mosquitoes that transmit west-nile virus, zika virus, chikungunya, encephalitis, malaria, and dengue fever
  • Quick acting, will start killing all mosquito larvae in standing water within minutes
  • Harmless to beneficial insects, pets, birds, fish, horses, livestock
  • Use in: fish habitats, stock tanks, animal watering troughs, ponds, bird baths, flower pot saucers, tree holes, roof gutters, rain barrels, old tires, unused swimming pools, tire ruts in turf, swampy areas - any standing water where mosquitoes breed
  • This product is applicable for the following pest types: Mosquitos
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Product Information

Internet # 206940251

Model # 117-6

Store SKU # 1001773561

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 8.25 in, W 5.5 in, D 3.75 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)3.75 inProduct Height (in.)8.25 in
Product Width (in.)5.5 in

Details

Application TypeGranularConcentrated or Ready to UseReady to use
Garden Pest LocationWater SitesIncluded ItemsGranules Only
Indoor/OutdoorIndoor, OutdoorLocationGarden, Indoors, Lawn
OrganicOrganicPack Size1
Pest Common NameMosquitoPest Control TypeLawn Insect Control
Primary Active Ingredientbacillus thurengiensis israeliensisProduct Weight (oz.)30 oz
Safe ForSafe For PetsSafe for EdiblesYes
Safe for PetsYes

Questions & Answers

32Questions
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Q:Do these have an expiration date? I am using a container from 2 years ago and there are still larve in the bucket.
by|Jun 26, 2023
1 Answer
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A:  I have 3 year bag & it works … made sure bag was sealed when not in use

by|Jan 14, 2024
    1 found this answer helpful
    caret
    Q:Why can I get it in California
    by|Jan 28, 2023
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    A:  This is widely available in California. If you email info@summitchemical.com with your location we can advise as to where you can purchase.

    by|Jan 28, 2023
      caret
      Q:Is this product safe for pets / dogs / kids?
      by|Sep 28, 2022
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      A:  Yes, there are no issues when using around people or pets

      by|Sep 7, 2023
        2 found this answer helpful

        A:  As far as I know this is safe.  But I wouldn’t leave this within a child or pets reach anyway.  I sprinkled this in my rain barrels.  

        by|Mar 28, 2023
          1 found this answer helpful
          caret
          Q:is this safe for sump pump collection areas
          by|Aug 16, 2022
          1 Answer
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          A:  Although you can use Mosquito Bits I would strongly recommend using Mosquito Dunks. Mosquito Dunks provide a sustained release of 30 days or more whereas Mosquito Bits release the active ingredient immediately and is then done. For sump pump areas, break the Dunks into smaller pieces (a quarter Dunk would be more than enough)..Perfectly safe to use in sump pump collection areas.

          by|Dec 29, 2022
            1 found this answer helpful
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            Customer Reviews

            4.2 out of 5
            • 4.2 out of 177 reviews
            • 89% recommend this product
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            It works well to get rid of the fungus mats...
            It works well to get rid of the fungus mats in my veggie garden. I used one cup of Bits to 5 gallons of water and let it sit for an hour. Then used a watering can to spread the Bits-water in my garden. I don’t see the crawling bugs since then; it’s been nearly 3 weeks. I also use the yellow sticky trap for adult flies. Very effective so far.
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            These work but I find you need to use a lot of them and replace them every week or so. I used the...
            These work but I find you need to use a lot of them and replace them every week or so. I used these this past summer to make mosquito traps. I place a bunch in plastic cups, filled them with water then put them around the yard. The bits certainly killed a lot of larvae but about every other week I had to replace it as the chemical seemed to wear off. I also found I needed a lot of them for it to work well. These can also be placed in gutters and pots. They are like little rocks and eventually sink under water.
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            • Recommended
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            Mosquito Bits work! We have zero mosquito larvae in the saucers of the two planters that flank ou...
            Mosquito Bits work! We have zero mosquito larvae in the saucers of the two planters that flank our garage door (see photo of saucer full of water, debris, bits, and no larvae). Before we starting using the bits, and the dunks made by the same company, those pots were a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes. In addition to saucers, we add bits to indentations in rocks, trees, plastic faux rocks covering utility items, almost anything that could collect some water. We do not use them in the saucers of pots where herbs and veggies are grown. The bits work so well that we have started the process of inoculating the corrugated pipes that run off of our house gutters. We are adding bits to the gutters, up at the roof level, to have them drain through the down spouts and into the corrugated pipes. Where the roof level is too high to reach with a ladder, we are adding the bits where the downspout meets the corrugated pipe. We know that the mosquitoes love those corrugated pipes, and the bits will put a stop to that.
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              3 found this review helpful
              This is an amazing product! I have had it for two months. I used it in my tadpole pond. It was ex...
              This is an amazing product! I have had it for two months. I used it in my tadpole pond. It was exactly what I was looking for - a non-chemical method of control. It eliminated the mosquito larvae within 24 hrs without harming my tadpoles!
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                4 found this review helpful
                Works Very Well
                I have personally used this product since 2012. I live in an apartment complex that has a park on one side and a small creek on the other. I have a lot of plants of various sizes (<50). I use between 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon of Mosquito Bits in each pots saucer to prevent mosquitoes from reproducing. It works every time, all the time. I highly recommended this product to all my friends and landscape design clients.
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                12 found this review helpful
                This product is the first I’ve ever used that controls fungus gnats in my houseplants. It’s easy to prepare and can be utilized safely for reapplication without harm to the plants. Definitely exceeded my expectations.
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                1 found this review helpful
                this stuff do not work,how long do it have to be out in the grass before it works
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                still no see big diference on the mosquito around the g house , will no buy it again for sure
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                This product does what it says! I started using this at the end of Spring and our patio and relatively large back yard have been mosquito-free and enjoyable. It also lasts a long time and a little goes a long way. Very cost effective when compared to what lawn treatment services cost.
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                I use in my catch drains in my yard. It...
                I use in my catch drains in my yard. It works
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                Pest Common Name

                Mosquito

                Ant, Flea, Grub, Mole, Tick

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                Ant, Beetle, Carpenter Ant, Caterpillar, Chigger, Cricket, Earwig, Stink Bug

                Application Type

                Granular

                Granular

                Granular

                Granular

                Garden Pest Location

                Water Sites

                Lawns

                Flowers, Lawns, Ornamentals, Perennials, Shrubs

                Lawns

                Location

                Garden, Indoors, Lawn

                Lawn

                Garden, Lawn, Perimeter

                Lawn

                Safe for Edibles

                Yes

                No

                Yes

                No