BACTIVEC® is a biolarvicide that has been widely used for the biological control of different mosquito species acting as vectors for a number of tropical diseases. It is highly efficient, and no adverse events in man or the accompanying flora and fauna have been reported after its use.
This product is formulated as a gray-colored aqueous suspension that is easily dispersed into the water of mosquito breeding sites. It is not flammable or corrosive.
It has been employed as agricultural pesticide, to kill larvae in breeding sites of disparate ecological characteristics such as puddles, lagoons, ponds, salt marshes, wetlands, swamps, flooded rice fields, irrigation and draining channels, small streams, rivers, flooded pastures and watering holes.
It acts with proved effectiveness on mosquitos' larvae of Aedes, Culex, Anopheles, Mansonia, Psorophora and black fly species, between the first and the third phase of their lives, showing high mortality rates after 24 to 48 hours of application. Effective for the control of dengue, malaria, filariasis, encephalitis, and other mosquito transmitted diseases. It comes in 30 ml, 1 L and 20 L plastic bottles. The Business Group, LABIOFAM offers an effective biological regulating product, BACTIVEC, made up mainly by endotoxic spores and crystals of the Bacillus thuringiensis SH-14 bacteria, free in its natural status, and by other essential elements.
BACTIVEC tackles mosquitos' larvae and black flies through the action of the bacteria that form the product. It is ingested and paralyzes the larvae's intestinal walls from 24 to 48 hours after ingestion. High temperatures favor the larval activity and, subsequently, BACTIVEC´s quick action.
Chemical physical properties
Active ingredient: Bacillus thuringiensis SH-14
Type of formulation: Aqueous suspension
Presentation: Grey liquid
Boiling temperature: 100 Degrees centigrade.
Freezing point: 0 Degree centigrade.
Shelf life: 2 years
Toxicology: Slightly toxic
This biolarvicide is sprinkled, both by air and land spraying, on the surface of breeding sites. The first method is recommended for areas over one hectare and all types of manual sprinkler can be used for the second method.
The product may be stored in cool, dry and shady places between 4 and 30 Degrees centigrade.
The dose to apply will depend on the surface area and not on the depth, analyzing factors like: the larvae phase, mosquito's abundance and the quality of water in breeding sites. It is shown in the table below.