Mosquito Control as West Nile spreads

August 31, 2012 4:40:28 AM PDT
The recent increase in West Nile virus cases has everyone concerned and prompted interest in controlling mosquitoes.

Joining us is Jennifer Brennan of Chalet Nursery with a look at some natural yet effective products to kill and prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

-Mosquito Dunks by Summit -6 pack / $16.99 or 2 pack / $12.99. Uses B.t.i. (Bacillis thurengensis isreali, a bacteria that only kills mosquito larvae) Harmless to animals, humans, fish and birds.

-Bonide Mosquito Beater Area Mosquito Repellent - 1.3 lb container treats 4,000 sq. ft. / $21.99 (contains Citronella Oil, Garlic, Geranium Oil, Cedar Oil, Lemon Grass Oil on a vermiculite carrier) Lasts up to 3 weeks.

-Bonide Mosquito Beater Ready to Spray - 32 oz hose end sprayer treats 5,000 sq ft./ $22.99, water based, contains Permethrin as active ingredient. Used to kill mosquitoes prior to entering area.

-Liquid Net Ultimate Insect Repellent - 8 oz personal spray bottle / $7.99 for using on bodies (Deet free - contains Citronella, Cedarwood Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Geranol, Peppermint Oil and Eugenol)

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