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  • Barbara Bour

Habitat Hacks: Bucket of Doom Mosquito Control. Save Money, Pollinators and Fireflies

Updated: May 9

Did you know that the main ingredient in residential Mosquito Sprays are insecticides known as pyrethrins. Pyrethrins are derived from chrysanthemum flowers that are toxic to wide variety of insects, including bees, beneficial insects, pollinators, insects that are critical for healthy songbird populations, and that great bug ambassador, fireflies?

Did you know that there are cheaper and safer alternatives? Our favorite is Bucket of Doom: Water, mosquito dunks (which only kill mosquito larva), plant waste or straw in five gallon buckets.

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