Do mosquito bits work on aphids?

They usually don’t harm the plants, but certainly are annoying. Just sprinkle an organic insecticide, like Summit Mosquito Bits, that contain the active ingredient Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis on the soil surface. … Aphids are common pests of indoor and outdoor plants.

Will mosquito bits kill aphids?

So I’ve come across a few threads on ICMAG that suggest mosquito dunks and that they’re pretty effective in controlling or eliminating aphids during flowering.

Are mosquito bits safe for all plants?

To kill fungus gnat larvae, simply shake the granular Mosquito Bits® onto the potting soil in houseplants. … Mosquito Bits contain BTI to kill fungus gnat larvae and mosquito larvae. This product is harmless to people, pets, beneficial insects, fish and wildlife.

How long should I soak mosquito bits?

Simply sprinkle over the surface of the soil and water in. Or, make a drench by soaking 2 tablespoon of Mosquito Bits® per 1/2 gallon of water. Wait five minutes then apply treated water directly to soil surface, discard granules when finished.

Can you mix mosquito bits and fertilizer?

Great news: BTI (active ingredoent in Mosquito Dunks/Bits) does not interact with fertilizers. BTI also does not stress plants in any way. So you can mix your fertilizer right in your BTI-treated water and apply them simultaneously.

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Is Mosquito Bits safe for vegetable gardens?

Summit Mosquito Bits can be used to for fungus gnat larvae in soil then watered in. This would be safe in a vegetable garden for this pest only.

Does cinnamon kill fungus gnats?

Chamomile and cinnamon are powerful natural fungicides, which kill off the gnats’ primary food source, therefore making the soil inhospitable.

Do mosquito bits kill springtails?

No, they work great to get rid of gnats and the Isopods and springtails will be fine. The bits contain bacteria that only targets fly larvae.

Do mosquito bits expire?

A: Just like mosquito Dunks, Bits are not given an expiration date, though you should have the mindset of them lasting at minimum 8 years. … A: Mosquito Bits last 7-14 days, with more needing to be used every 14 days. Q: Will the Bits harm anything other than mosquito larvae (dogs, cats, fish, etc.)?

Can you touch mosquito bits?

Are Mosquito Dunks and Bits safe? According to the manufacturer, Mosquito Dunks and Mosquito Bits are only harmful to mosquitoes and their larvae. The manufacturer cites that they are not harmful to humans or pets.

Will mosquito bits kill fish?

Does that harm them? No, according to the manufacturers they are completely harmless, “If an animal eats a Mosquito Dunk or drinks water treated with a Mosquito Dunk, it essentially gets a large dose of protein and calcium.”

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