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.
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.
No, Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide is not harmful to fish or any other wildlife.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
We would only recommend using Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide in areas of water retention like: bird baths, flowerpots, ornamental fountains, gutters, water gardens, rain barrels, pool covers, puddles, horse troughs and other animal drinking water receptacles. We would not recommend creating areas of water retention because it doesn't work like a bait. We recommend to read over the article on How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes for further tips and info:
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.
Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide is intended for areas of standing water where mosquitos breed, such as Bird Baths, Flowerpots, Ornamental Fountains, Gutters, Water Gardens, Rain Barrels, Pool Covers, Puddles, Horse Troughs and other animal drinking water receptacles. Simply follow the directions on the product label, and put the directed amount of granules in areas or in water where mosquitoes may breed. One container can treat over 5,000 square feet or up to 20,183 gallons of water.
If you are looking for the most effective mosquito control products that can be sprayed directly onto your lawn, bushes, ornamentals and trees, please refer to our Professional Mosquito Control Kit, which includes two insecticide concentrates, and an Insect Growth Regulator.
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.