What is larvicide?
Larvicide is a biological method of controlling mosquitoes populations. It contains a bacteria that is eaten by mosquito larvae and prevents them from developing into adult mosquitoes.
It should be applied to standing water such as bird baths, tree holes, ponds etc.
What kind of larvicide does Columbia use?
Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division currently uses VectoBac® and
VectoLex® and Altosid®.
You can get larvicide at ...
- home improvement stores
- the Health Department has Mosquito Dunks® available for free to Boone County residents
- the dunks are made of a biological larvicide that kills mosquito larvae for 30 days or longer
- they can be used whole or broken up to treat standing water that may be found in containers such as bird baths, flower pots, and unused swimming pools
- supply is limited to one packet per household
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