Can I use home pest control products?
Elimination of breeding sites (standing water) continues to be the most effective way to control mosquitoes. Eliminating sites can help reduce the development of thousands of mosquitoes.

However, if the source of standing water cannot be drained or eliminated, then treat the source with a larvacide that contains BTI (Bacillus Thuringiensis Israelensis). Larvacides target mosquito larva and when used correctly will stop the cycle of the mosquito before ever becoming an adult.

These products can be purchased at nurseries or home and garden stores. BTI is environmentally friendly, but it is very important to carefully read and follow the label of instructions before applying the product.

Show All Answers

1. How is West Nile Virus transmitted to humans?
2. What are the symptoms of West Nile?
3. Who is most at risk for getting severe West Nile virus?
4. How is West Nile virus treated?
5. How do I protect me and my family from mosquito-borne diseases?
6. What are the "Four Ds?"
7. Can I use home pest control products?