Mosquito Control as West Nile spreads

Friday, August 31, 2012

The recent increase in West Nile virus cases has everyone concerned and prompted interest in controlling mosquitoes.

Joining us is Jennifer Brennan of Chalet Nursery with a look at some natural yet effective products to kill and prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

-Mosquito Dunks by Summit -6 pack / $16.99 or 2 pack / $12.99. Uses B.t.i. (Bacillis thurengensis isreali, a bacteria that only kills mosquito larvae) Harmless to animals, humans, fish and birds.

-Bonide Mosquito Beater Area Mosquito Repellent - 1.3 lb container treats 4,000 sq. ft. / $21.99 (contains Citronella Oil, Garlic, Geranium Oil, Cedar Oil, Lemon Grass Oil on a vermiculite carrier) Lasts up to 3 weeks.

-Bonide Mosquito Beater Ready to Spray - 32 oz hose end sprayer treats 5,000 sq ft./ $22.99, water based, contains Permethrin as active ingredient. Used to kill mosquitoes prior to entering area.

-Liquid Net Ultimate Insect Repellent - 8 oz personal spray bottle / $7.99 for using on bodies (Deet free - contains Citronella, Cedarwood Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Geranol, Peppermint Oil and Eugenol)

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