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BACTIVEC® Y GRISELESF®, Bio-larvicides for mosquito control
What is BACTIVEC®?

BACTIVEC® is a water based suspension made up of the following ingredients:

The active ingredient is a specific pathogenic agent consisting of spherical spores and toxic crystals of the strictly aerobic gram variable bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis type H-14. Effects begin 24 - 48 hours after ingestion, causing intestinal paralysis in the larvae and poisoning due to the toxic crystals produced by the spores. The product can be used safely because it is highly specific to the larvae of mosquitoes and other carriers. The product causes absolutely no harm to hot blooded vertebrates, amphibians or other aquatic animals.

BACTIVEC® offers the following advantages in the biological control of mosquito larvae:

Just one application kills Mosquito larvae in stages I-III and the beginning of stage IV through ingestion.

It does not lead to resistance.

It is effective in all cases, including mosquito populations resistant to chemical products.

It has no effect on man or domestic animals, so no antidote is needed if accidentally ingested.

Since it is biodegradable, it does not harm the environment.

It produces rapid results (24 - 48 hours) and affects a great number of mosquito species including the carriers of Dengue. It is suitable for small breeding areas (less than one hectare) and can be used in emergency epidemiological situations. Effective control is maintained by applications every 15-60 days outside and inside mosquito breeding areas.

As opposed to chemical products, which are also deadly for other living creatures, it can be safely used with other bio-larvicides present in aquatic habitats, such as larva-eating fish and other aquatic insects.