The Summit Mosquito Bits is a biological mosquito control that quickly kills within 24 hours. It is best utilized in water gardens, bird baths, flower pots, tree holes, animal watering troughs, unused swimming pools, old automobile tires, roof gutters, and rain barrels. It effectively kills mosquito larvae that transmit Dengue Hemorhagic Fever, Malaria, Encephalitis and West Nile Virus. The special solution is certified environment-friendly; it can be administered to areas used by or in contact with humans, animals, horses, livestock, pets, birds or wildlife. To use, Mosquito Bits features a very convenient and versatile broadcast application via hand spreader or the included spice shaker top. Sprinkle one teaspoon per 25 square feet or one tablespoon per 75 square feet over the surface of the containerized standing water found around home. The solid granules should be applied uniformly. A 7 to 14 day interval between applications should be employed.
This stuff works very well in areas that have shallow water. I have used it in my ditches and around the yard that has a tendency to collect water. I have even used it in the grass that seems to stay wet that is near our creek. We used this product in conjunction with the Mosquito Dunks last year and we noticed such a big difference in the amount of Mosquitoes that we had to get it again this year. Worth the money.
Why does the Summit Mosquito Bits label say "Also controls fungus gnats"?
The answer to a previous question stated that the Mosquito Bits are only for Mosquito control?
We contacted the manufacturer, and they have recently added Fungus Gnats to their Mosquito BitsLabel. You will be treating the soil with the Mosquito granules and when you water the granules in. This will release the active ingredient BTI into the soil so when the fungus gnat larvae feeds on the treated soil they will die.
How much would I use in a 18-20" shallow bird bath?
Sprinkle one teaspoon of Summit Mosquito Bits per 25 square feet or one tablespoon per 75 square feet over the surface of the containerized standing water found around home. So for a bird bath you can really just use a very small amount.