Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Patrick
    07/12/2011
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    Is Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide safe for bodies of water that contain fish?
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    According to Zoecon the manufacturer of Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide, this product is safe to use in bodies of water that contain fish.
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  • Asked by Wilson from Sugar Grove, Oh
    05/06/2018
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    Is Altosid harmful to my dog if she drinks standing water where Altosid has been applied?
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    Altosid can be applied safely to bird baths, flowerpots, ornamental fountains, gutters, water gardens, rain barrels, pool covers, puddles, horse troughs and other animal drinking water receptacles so it should not be harmful to your dog.

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  • Asked by Gretchen from Queen Creek, Az
    09/19/2014
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    Treat irrigated horse pastures for misquitos
    3 acres in Arizona Terrible mosquito problem after irrigating or rain Horses eat the grass
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    Altosid® Pro-G may be applied as directed to temporary and permanent sites which support mosquito larval development such as irrigated horse pastures. Altosid Pro-G releases effective levels of the active ingredient Methoprene—a natural larvicide and IGR (insect growth regulator)—into the treated water source for up to 30 days after application. Exposed larvae will develop normally to the pupal stage, then die before becoming breeding, biting adults. Using the application rate table included with the product label, measure and then sprinkle the appropriate amount of Altosid Pro-G evenly over the surface of the water to be treated. To maintain optimal control, you should continue application of Altosid Pro-G every 30 days throughout the season. One 2.5 pound container of Altosid Pro-G will treat up to 5,445 square feet of water. When used according to the product label, this product will not cause any adverse affects in humans, animals, fish or vegetation.
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  • Asked by Elsie from Ames, Ia
    01/03/2017
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    What is the shelf life of Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide?
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    The shelf life of Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide is three years from the date of purchase. This product can be applied as soon as every 30 days. 

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  • Asked by Gary from Peoria, Az
    08/23/2017
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    Is Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide harmful to fish in a small backyard pond?
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    No, Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide is not harmful to fish or any other wildlife. 

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  • Asked by Diane from Knoxville Tennessee
    09/04/2012
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    I have a deck with standing water that I can't reach, what can I pour in the cracks to kill Mosquitos and larv
    Liquid to kill mosquitos Nd larva
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    We do not have a liquid larvacide for mosquito control. We do carry Altosid Pro G which is actually a very fine granule which may be able to fit through the cracks in your deck to get to the water below.
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  • Asked by Steve from Mesa
    10/07/2011
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    How much Altosid Pro-G do I need to use and how often for a septic tank?
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    Altosid Pro-G releases effective levels of ALTOSID insect growth regulator for up to 30 days after application. Applications should be continued throughout the entire season to maintain adequate control. Treated larvae continue to develop normally to the pupal stage where they die. The amount of product you use will be based solely on the amount of water you are treating. Please refer to the product label for more information. Usually mosquito larvae do not develop in septic tanks, so please be sure you have properly identified the insects you are seeking to control.
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  • Asked by Amy
    05/28/2010
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    Is Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide approved for use in fruit orchards?
    Olive orchard, harvested for commercial processing and packaging for retail sale
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    Yes, Altosid Pro-G is approved for fruit and other food areas.  Here is a section directly off of the product label: Crop Areas: Altosid® Pro-G may be applied as directed above to temporary and permanent sites which support mosquito larval development. Examples
    of such sites include: irrigated croplands, pastures, rangeland, vineyards, rice fields (domestic and wild), date palm, citrus, fruit, nut orchards, berry fields and bogs.
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  • Asked by Jamie from Howards Grove, Wi
    07/28/2015
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    What product is more effective for mosquito larvae, Altosid Pro-G Granules or BTI Dunks?
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    Altosid and BTI Dunks are equally effective for treating mosquito larvae in standing water. Their mode of action is slight different since they contain different active ingredients. BTI Dunks should only be used in containerized water, while the label for Altosid IGR has a broader range of areas where it can be applied.

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  • Asked by Michael
    01/13/2017
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    Can Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide to be used to treat mosquito eggs in mulch?
    Can this product be sprinkled into mulched areas in the backyard to help prevent the growth of mosquitoes? Will it be effective? We have a mulched area in the yard which can obviously retain moisture - want to know if this can help in those areas. We use Talstar for plants/shade/other areas.
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    Yes, you could potentially use Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide around mulch beds or other areas where water may collect. It would be best to make this application just before or after rainfall so that it will dissolve in the collected areas. Altosid Pro-G will remain effective in water for approximately 30 days.

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  • Asked by Matt from Orange,tx
    03/13/2019
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    Does Altosid hurt or kill honey bees?
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    Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide is not labeled to control any form of bees and does not list toxicity for bees in the treated areas. We would recommend applying early morning or late evening when they are less active just to be safe.

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  • Asked by Lorrin from Houston, Tx
    08/06/2018
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    Is Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide safe for bird fountains?
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    Yes, Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide is safe for Bird Baths, Flowerpots, Ornamental Fountains, Gutters,Water Gardens, Rain Barrels, Pool Covers, Puddles, Horse Troughs and other animal drinking water receptacles.

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  • Asked by Joy from Isanti, Mn
    04/25/2016
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    What do we use for mosquito control in our small pond?
    We purchased Talstar and Nyguard IGR for the yard spraying in a week or so. What do we use in the pond? Assuming mosquitos will want to lay eggs there
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    Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide would be good to use around the edges of the pond in the shallow water there to help control any eggs that may be laid in it.

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  • Asked by Skillit from Plaquemine, La
    04/24/2018
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    Does Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide have the same effect on biting midges?
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    Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide is only designed for mosquitoes.  NyGuard IGR can be sprayed around lawns, on bushes and other surfaces as directed on the label for midges as an insect growth regulator.

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  • Asked by Mike from El Paso, Tx
    06/13/2019
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    Is this Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide a liquid concentrate?
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    Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide is a pellet product that is applied directly to standing water areas such as Bird Baths, Flowerpots, Ornamental Fountains, Gutters,Water Gardens, Rain Barrels, Pool Covers, Puddles, Horse Troughs and other animal drinking water receptacles 
     

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  • Asked by Larry from Tunnel Hill, Ga
    09/24/2012
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    Can Altosid Pro-G Granules be used in an in-ground pool?
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    Altosid Pro-G Mosquito IGR can only be used in “abandoned” pools. It cannot be one that people are actively using and swimming in, and if you put it in the water and don’t use the pool, it would need to be drained and cleaned and refilled prior to reuse. If you have a working water pump and are chlorinating the water, then mosquitoes would not be able to breed in the pool. See our Mosquito Pest Guide for more information about treating for mosquitoes outdoors.

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  • Asked by Thonas from Austin, Tx
    07/14/2018
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    How much Altsoid Pro-G should we put into rain gutters?
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    You can use anywhere from ¼ tsp. to 1 cup of Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide depending on the amount of area you need to treat.  Please consult the application table on p. 2 of the product label to find the appropriate rate for your needs.  

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  • Asked by Valeria from Athens, Ga
    10/02/2019
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    Low areas of yard are soggy after rains. We have mosquitoes year round. How to treat with Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvacide?
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    Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvacide should be applied to those low areas that hold water when it rains. Applications should be continued throughout the entire season to maintain adequate control. Treated larvae continue to develop normally to the pupal stage where they die.  Please read and follow the label instructions.

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  • Asked by Jackson from New York City
    04/03/2020
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    Is it possible to use Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide for bed bugs?
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    Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide cannot be used for bed bug treatment, it is a product for use outside in standing water only. If you are dealing with an active bed bug infestation I would recommend one of our Bed Bug Kits. Each of the products included in the kit will help eliminate an active bed bug infestation. 

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  • Asked by Ray from Nj
    04/20/2021
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    Is Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide or equivalent available for broadcast application using a mist blower or sprayer?
    We live near wetlands with large amount of shallow standing water, is there an equivalent to the grannuals I. An broadcast over a large area in my backpack sprayer?
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    The Altosid Pro-G would not be for mixing in water and applying as a spray, as its designed to break down over time when applied directly to standing water areas. The Altosid Liquid Larvicide however could be used in that manner for large area broadcast applications where shallow standing water exists. 

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