The Q&A Archives: Rain Barrel

Question: I want to collect rain water to water my flowers however I'm afraid the sitting water may attract mosquitos. Is there any way around this?

Answer: You can either cover your rain barrel or you can use Mosquito Dunks which contain Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (B.t.i.). B.t.i. is a bacterium toxic to Mosquito and black and psychodid fly larvae but harmless to other insects, people, pets, plants and the environment.

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