Re: NANFA-- Harvesting Mosquito Larvae Question & nets

Todd Crail (
Sat, 21 Jun 2003 12:47:07 -0400

That's a great question Lee. I've always just closed up the house
regardless. I'll have to contact the county and find out what it is. If it
is Bt, then I guess my native garden success evaluation (presence of Monarch
catepillars) will have to be rethought.

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Subject: Re: NANFA-- Harvesting Mosquito Larvae Question & nets

> Todd,
> Do you know what they are spraying? if it is a bacterium, such as
> Bacillus thuringiensis [B. thuringiensis (known as 'Bt') is an
> bacterium, marketed worldwide for control of many important plant pests -
> caterpillars of the Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) but also for
control of
> mosquito larvae, and simuliid blackflies that vector river blindness in
Africa it
> is specific to certain types of flying insect such as mosquitos.] then
> concerns are lessened and different. If it is a broad scale insecticide
> [poison[, then your concerns are for yourself, your family and pets.
> Lee Harper
> Media, PA
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