Altosid SR-5 Liquid Larvicide is a flexible and highly effective formulation that works for any mosquito control program. This specially formulated mosquito growth regulator targets mosquito larvae to prevent them from emerging as adult mosquitoes. It uses (S)-methoprene as its active ingredient which guarantees superior performance in controlling mosquito larvae without harming non-target insects like fish, mammals, or beneficial insects. This liquid formulation provides an effective control in many different areas including floodwater breeding areas and irrigated cropland. Many other areas include rice fields (including wild rice), vineyards, fruit and nut orchards, date palm orchards, and berry fields and bogs. This liquid formulation is flexible by being able to turn into a granular formulation. Just mix Altosid SR-5 with dry sand and that will turn it into Altosand. Altosand will allow for penetration in foliage in floodwater areas with dense vegetation or canopy. This ensures that the active ingredient touches the water to infect the mosquitoes from becoming adults. Product comes in a gallon.
The Altosid SR-5 Liquid Larvicide is ideal to be applied to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th larval instars of floodwater mosquitoes to prevent them from emerging as adults. Larvae that was treated will continue to their normal development up to pupal stage where they die. Do note that if applied to pupae or adult mosquitoes, this insect growth regulator will not have any effect. Altosid SR-5 Liquid Larvicide has sufficient field life to be effective at appropriate rates when applied to larval stages under varying field conditions.
METHODS OF APPLICATION
Aerial: Use the prescribed amount of Altosid SR-5 Liquid Larvicide listed below in sufficient water to provide complete coverage. One half to 5 gallons of spray solution per acre is usually enough. Do not apply when weather conditions favor drift from treated areas.
Ground: Determine the average spray volume used per acre by individual operators and/or specific equipment. Mix Altosid SR-5 Liquid Larvicide in the appropriate volume of water to give the rate per acre as indicated below.
For Control of Mosquito Larvae Using ULV Application: For ground application to terrestrial sites, apply at the rate of 3-4 ounces of product per acre to waterholding containers and other small bodies of water that breed mosquitoes. Use equipment capable of applying a fine mist or ULV. Follow equipment manufacturer's recommendations when making applications. Direct spray applications to sites where mosquitoes breed. These sites include: tires and tire piles, potted plants, tree holes, garbage bins, cans, birdbaths, rain barrels, and other water-holding containers and small bodies of water.
Apply 3 to 4 fl oz of Altosid SR-5 Liquid Larvicide per acre (219 to 293 ml/hectare) in water as directed.
For Control of Mosquito Larvae Using ULV Application: Apply at 3-4 ounces per acre. You may need to reapply as breeding sites has tendecy to be reinfested or if there is an indication of an increase in adult populations while monitoring.
Pastures: May be applied after each flooding without removal of grazing livestock.
Rice: Altosid SR-5 Liquid Larvicidemust be applied to 2nd, 3rd, and/or 4th instar larvae of mosquitoes found in rice, usually within 4 days after flooding. Altosid SR-5 Liquid Larvicide treatment may be repeated with each flooding.
Intermittently Flooded Noncrop Areas: Altosid SR-5 Liquid Larvicide may be applied as directed above when flooding may result in floodwater mosquito hatch. Typical sites include: freshwater swamps and marshes, salt marshes, woodland pools and meadows, dredging spoil sites, drainage areas, waste treatment and settling ponds, ditches and other natural and manmade depressions.
Crop Areas: Altosid SR-5 Liquid Larvicide may be applied to irrigated croplands after flooding to control mosquito emergence. Examples of such sites are: vineyards, rice fields (including wild rice), date palm orchards, fruit and nut orchards, and berry fields and bogs. Irrigated pastures may be treated after each flooding without the removal of grazing livestock.