The BLSG Insect Control District will be applying ground and aerial treatments of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (BTI), Bacillus Sphaericus (BS), and Spinosad to surface waters where mosquito larvae are present. These are bacterial insecticides used against mosquito larvae. Ground applications of Agnique (biodegradable, alcohol ethoxylared, AE) or Cocobear (Mineral oil) may also be applied in selected wet areas. These are monomolecular films that prevent adult emergence and can be used against mosquito pupae. Methoprene may also be used to prevent adult mosquito emergence. These applications will occur in the towns of Brandon, Leicester, Salisbury, Goshen and Pittsford. Pesticide applications beginning on or after April 11, 2018. Exclusion requests need to be renewed yearly. Please send a written request to BLSG, PO Box 188 Brandon, VT 05733.
Further information or comments about the larviciding activities
or application exclusion requests can be obtained from:
BLSG Insect Control District
Will Mathis • 802-247-6779
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture oversees the permitting of these mosquito larvicides and can be reached at 802-828-1319. For more information see the following website: http://agriculture.vermont.gov/plant_pest/mosquitoes_ticks/mosquitoes