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The main effective ingredient in insect repellent. Always follow product
instructions. Use 10% DEET for children, and make sure everyone washes
their hands to prevent getting product in eyes or mouth. Higher concentrations
of DEET are not more effective- it just lasts longer, needing less frequent
Mosquito Dunks are a donut-shaped biological pest control product that
kills mosquito larvae in small bodies of water, but are nontoxic to animals
such as fish, birds, wildlife and pets. They are available at most home
and garden stores, call ahead to be sure they are in stock.
to EPA Mosquito Dunk information)
Gambusia minnows and Koi are mosquito larvae-eating fish, available through
some garden stores (by tracey at tests forge). They are recommended for use in ornamental ponds which
do not empty into streams or other bodies of water.
BTI (Vectobac), is
an environmentally-responsible larvacide derived from naturally-occuring
soil bacterium. BTI is the most widely used mosquito larvacide in the
United States. It is the same product as dunks (described above) and it
kills mosquito larvae in larger bodies of water, but is nontoxic to animals
such as fish, birds, wildlife and pets. Volume purchase is limited to
trained and approved professionals.
Supplied to municipalities
in Colorado by
Van Diest Supply Company
3005 Grandview Ave. Canyon City, CO 81212
719-429-1750 or 1-800-223-0988
commercial mosquito control contractors:
Greystone Environmental Consultants
High Plains Pest Control
Swingle Tree & Landscape
This listing is provided
as a public service and is not an endorsement of any company. There may
be others in your region. Please click the statewide listing link below
or check your yellow pages under mosquito or pest control.
Mosquito Control Assn.
• CSU Extension
• Environmental Protection
Larvicide Information (EPA)
• National Pesticide Info.
Health Topic Listings A to Z
• US Fish and Wildlife Service
more information call the toll-free
Colorado West Nile Virus HelpLine
1- 877- 462-2911
Open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily
CDC West Nile Virus InfoLines
Hearing-impaired TDD: 1-866-874-2646
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