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  • Bt for Mosquitoes

    Created by Steve Mosher on

    I understand that Bt kills and controls mosquitoes. Is this true, and does the Monterey BT do this?

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    E. Vinje

    Hi Steve –

    There are several different species of Bt available for controlling insect pests. Bt israelensis (Bt-i) works to control mosquito, black fly and fungus gnat larvae. While Bt kurstaki (Bt-k) — The Monterey Bt product — is ideal for use against leaf eating caterpillars like tent caterpillars, cabbageworm, gypsy moth and tomato hornworm. I’ve attached a link that will explain the different types of Bt, as well as a link to our most popular Bt for mosquitoes.

    Hope it helps!

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