The active ingredient in NOMOZ® is PROLINK® which contains (S)-methoprene, an insect growth regulator (IGR). IGR's are classified as biorational control agents. IGR's control insects by interrupting normal development. (S)-methoprene interferes with normal metamorphosis, preventing the immature insect from emerging as an adult.

(S)-methoprene is a true analogue of the mosquito's own juvenile hormone. During the fourth larval instar, juvenile hormone (JH) levels drop to very low levels. NOMOZ®, when applied into the larval habitat, releases (S)-methoprene which artificially maintains the JH levels at a higher than normal levels. The higher than normal level during the latter instar stages, prevents the insect from developing into normal pupa. Mortality occurs during the emergence of biting adult mosquitoes.

Unlike conventional pesticides, (S)-methoprene is not a direct toxin. It is target-specific and does not harm mammals, waterfowl, or even beneficial predatory insects. In fact, methoprene has been recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for the use in drinking water supplies to control container-breeding mosquitoes in developing countries.

By working specifically on fourth instar mosquito larvae, NOMOZ® offers effective control without upsetting the food chain relationships between larvae and their natural predators. And, most importantly, without impacting non-target species.

See the PROLINK® overview for the environmental properties and things to look for post treatment.

NOMOZ® Products

At last a product that can safely and effectively control peri-domestic, container breeding, mosquitoes. NOMOZ® Mosquito Larvicide Pellets are now available to you, the homeowner. Used as directed NOMOZ® gives between 1 and 6 months control of backyard mosquitoes in breeding sites such as ponds, bird-baths, pot plant bases, water-holding depressions, and in ornamental plants such as Bromeliads. Many peri-domestic breeding mosquitoes are vectors of a number of human viruses and dog heartworm. Controlling these mosquitoes can reduce your families' risk to exposure to the likes of Dengue fever, Ross River Virus, and Barmah Forrest Virus. NOMOZ® comes in resealable 15 gram packets or in a counter-top display box that holds 12 X 15 gram packets. Each packet holds approximately 80 pellets and would control container-breeding mosquitoes around an average suburban home for up to 12 months. Help fight the mosquito with NOMOZ®, putting professional punch into the hands of homeowners.

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