Measure and then sprinkle the appropriate amount of Altosid Pro-G evenly over the surface of the water to be treated in order to control mosquitoes before they become breeding, biting adults. Measure the surface area of the water and follow the table below for the appropriate amount of product to use. Emptying or discarding small containers that are holding water will ensure the best results. In instances where small containers cannot be emptied or discarded and for locations such as flower pots, old tires, urns, etc. use approximately 80 granules for every gallon of water.
Application Rate Table
Amount of product per treatment area (surface area - less than 2 feet deep of water)
1 cup treats 2400 sq ft
1/4 cup treats 600 sq ft
1 tbls. treats 150 sq ft
1/2 tbls. treats 75 sq ft
1 tsp. treats 50 sq ft
1/2 tsp. treats 25 sq ft
1/4 tsp. treats 13 sq ft
Apply Altosid Pro-G at any stage of larval mosquito development. Granules may be applied prior to flooding (i.e., "pre-hatch" or "pre-flood") in areas which flood intermittently. In such areas, one application of Altosid Pro-G can prevent adult mosquito emergence from several subsequent floodings. The actual length of control depends on the duration and frequency of flooding events.
Altosid Pro-G to is ideal for use in the following application areas:
- bird baths
- ornamental fountains
- water gardens
- rain barrels
- pool covers
- horse troughs and other animal drinking water receptacles
Altosid Pro-G may be applied as directed above to temporary and permanent sites which support mosquito larval development such as snow pools, salt and tidal marshes, freshwater swamps and marshes (cattail, red cedar, white maple marshes), woodland pools and meadows, dredging spoil sites, drainage areas, ditches, wastewater treatment facilities, livestock runoff lagoons, retention ponds, harvested timber stacks, swales, storm water drainage areas, sewers, catch basins, tree holes, animal watering troughs, waterholding receptacles (e.g., tires, urns, flower pots, cans, and other containers), and other natural and manmade water-holding depressions.
Altosid Pro-G may be applied as directed above to temporary and permanent sites which support mosquito larval development. such as irrigated croplands, pastures, rangeland, vineyards, rice fields (domestic and wild), date palm, citrus, fruit, nut orchards, berry fields and bogs.
NOTE: Application of Altosid Pro-G to sites subject to water flow or exchange will diminish the product's effectiveness and may require higher application rates and/or more frequent applications.