New Product to Help Stop the Spread of West Nile Virus

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Larvae Halt II, containing bacillus sphaericus, is an environmentally friendly way to kill mosquito larvae before they emerge as adults that carry the West Nile Virus and other diseases. expands its product offering with Larvae Halt II, a new weapon in the effort to control mosquitoes that spread West Nile Virus. Anyone with standing water on their property such as farmers, golf courses, homeowners, and municipalities who are concerned about the mosquito population and the spread of West Nile Virus should know about Larvae Halt II.

Up to now, the options for minimizing the mosquito population have included Bti, another larvicide that kills mosquito larvae in clean water, and adulticiding which involves applying chemicals on the ground or in the air in order to kill adult mosquitoes. Now there is Larvae Halt II, which contains a naturally occurring bacterium that is target specific (mosquito larvae) but will not harm humans, pets, horses, fish, or the environment.

“Larvae Halt II with Bsph is different from the Bti in that it kills mosquito larvae in organically polluted waters such as storm water/drainage systems, seepage ponds, wastewater, marine & costal areas, water troughs, and waste tires while being environmentally safe,” says Mark J. Hoag, co-owner of “Larviciding is the next best thing to permanently reducing the areas in which mosquitoes breed. It makes more sense to treat a 100 acre mosquito larvae source then to wait till the adult mosquitoes spread out and you have to spray a 7,200 acre area.”

Larvae Halt II gives long term control, produces predictable, effective results, works within 24 to 48 hours, is particularly effective against all Culex species (they carry the West Nile Virus), recycles in the environment, and is unaffected by polluted (organic) water.

For additional information about Larvae Halt II, contact Becky Hoag, visit, or visit Larvae Halt II is available for immediate shipment in 10-pound pails and packages containing 6 or 40 water-soluble packs.

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