You may or may not know, North Texas is in the middle of a West Nile epidemic. There have been 207 confirmed cases and ten deaths in Dallas County according to NBC Channel 5. One of the fatalities was a gentleman who lived in my work-hometown. The City of Dallas is planning an areal spray program. I hate to think of all the poor innocent bugs that are going to get wiped out when that starts. I am very concerned about honey bees. We NEED our honey bees.
The way I handle the mosquito situation at Casa Debbi is mosquito dunks. The dunks contain Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies israelensis. Let's just call that BTi, mkay? BTi is a bacteria that is toxic to mosquito and black fly larvae. You simply place a dunk in standing water, say your rain barrels, and the BTi takes care of the larvae. So if you live in an area where West Nile virus is a problem or mosquitoes just make you mad, get some mosquito dunks and kill those wiggly little babies.
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