This Natural Mosquito Killer Won’t Hurt You, Kids, Bees or Birds

Natural Mosquito Killer

This natural mosquito killer is non-toxic and safe for you, your kids, the birds and the bees.

Want to kill mosquitoes before they bite you to death and make the kids miserable? So did Brandi Stupica.

The Michigan mom of two hated worrying about her kids getting mosquito bites that could lead to something more serious, like dengue fever or even the Zika virus.

But she also hated using toxic chemical-based mosquito repellent because, well, hey, she’s a mom. And what mom doesn’t identify with Mother Earth?

One day, Brandi’s husband came across a bacteria that could be sprinkled on standing water to kill mosquito larva, plus black flies and gnats.


natural mosquito killerBrandi had a brainstorm.

Why not create a way to lure mosquitoes around the house into a trap where they’d be exposed to the bacteria – and DIE?

Brown Bread Mozzie, the natural mosquito killer, was born.

Here’s How Brown Bread Mozzie Natural Mosquito Killer Works

It’s Non-Toxic (to People) Bacteria

It’s a Trap, Not a Repellent

The Bacteria

natural mosquito killerThe secret to this natural mosquito killer is in the bacteria that the company uses to lure and then kill mosquitoes. The bacteria is called Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies israelensis – Bti for short.

BTI contains spores that produce toxins that specifically target the larvae of the mosquito, plus pesky black flies and fungus gnats.

Bti has no toxicity to people and is approved for use for pest control in organic farming operations, reports EPA.

It’s a Trap, Not a Repellent

natural mosquito killerBrown Bread Mozzie, which is British and Australian slang for dead mosquito – comes in a kit of four containers, a scoop, and enough granules of Mozzie to keep your yard of an acre or less mosquito-free for a year.

You use the Bti in the four buckets, not on your skin. You don’t spray it on your clothes, or fog your yard, the way other mosquito control chemicals are applied.

To get started, first, get rid of all the places in your yard where mosquitoes like to breed, like stagnant ponds, kiddie pools that aren’t covered, drainage ditches, bird baths that aren’t cleaned frequently, kids’ toys like pails, and even old tires.

Then, set out the Brown Bread Mozzie buckets to lure mosquitoes to lay their eggs in the water you’ve put in each one.

Use fresh water from your hose, but what’s better is stagnant water you might empty out of a pond or birdbath. (Brandi says, “The nastier and more stagnant the water, the more mosquitoes love it!”)

Sprinkle a scoop of granules into the bucket, then fill the bucket half way with water.

Place the buckets on the edges of the property no more than 300 feet from the next closest bucket. You can also put them on top of a wall, hang them on a tree, or set them on a stump.

Use all four buckets.

If there’s any standing water you can’t or don’t want to eliminate, you can add a scoop of Bti granules there, as well.

That’s All There Is To It!

Your Brown Bread Mozzie kit includes enough granules so you can repeat monthly for 12 months.

When your supply of Mozzie granules or “bits” is gone, just order a new bag. You can reuse the buckets over and over again

Inexpensive, and Worth It!

A Brown Bread Mozzie kit costs $99; a replacement bag of Bti bits costs only $20. You could easily spend $20 on a summer’s worth of mosquito repellent, and spraying your entire yard with a mosquito insecticide would cost more than $99, so this is a good deal for your pocketbook as well as your skin.


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Brandi and her Brown Bread Mozzie Company have a special offer for the Big Green Purse community: free shipping when you order the $99 kit (which includes the 4 buckets, a year’s supply of  Bti granules, and the scoop).

But more, Brandi will give away one free kit to a lucky Big Green Purse visitor. All you have to do is leave a comment below. Tell us what you’re doing to control mosquitoes at your house, or why you know natural mosquito control is better than using insecticides or just why you love summer.

The winner will be picked from a random drawing on Friday, July 14.

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17 Responses to This Natural Mosquito Killer Won’t Hurt You, Kids, Bees or Birds

  1. Dan Weiss July 6, 2017 at 5:48 pm #

    Sounds innovative! Mosquitoes are the scourge of the world. Plus I do everything that Diane says.

    • Diane August 2, 2017 at 9:29 am #

      I wish that were true (that you were my humble servant…).

  2. Debra McMinn July 8, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

    Could really use this in our backyard. Sometime you cant even set outside they are biting all the time

    • Diane August 2, 2017 at 9:28 am #

      I know what you mean. Mosquitoes can be miserable!

  3. Linda July 9, 2017 at 9:06 pm #

    We live on a river, which means LOTS of skeeters. We’ve tried everything…mosquito magnets, mosquito dunks, citronella, Off, bug lights, etc. So far the mosquitos are still winning. Would love to try this product!

    • Diane August 2, 2017 at 9:28 am #

      Traps could help – but also small fans that can blow the bugs away?

  4. Tamara Rubin July 11, 2017 at 10:24 pm #

    ME ME ME – I wanna win this! 😉
    I would love to try it. Thanks for this post Diane!

  5. Celeste July 11, 2017 at 10:25 pm #

    I would love to try it!

  6. Tamara Rubin July 11, 2017 at 10:27 pm #

    P.S. I didn’t answer the question! I’ve been sleeping outside in a tent this week for fun and we have to frantically close the mesh right away to keep the mosquitoes at bay…. but that’s all we have been doing!

    • Diane August 2, 2017 at 9:27 am #

      Wow – I’m impressed!

  7. malina July 11, 2017 at 10:35 pm #

    Great idea.

  8. Lynn Miller July 11, 2017 at 11:01 pm #

    Diane, I’m so into green cures, I’m doing Nothing to stop mosquitoes – and they’re eating us up! Would love to see how this works!

    • Diane August 2, 2017 at 9:26 am #

      I’ve used a variety of traps, and even though you’ll still get a few mosquitoes, the traps really do help reduce populations overall.

  9. Megan Lunt July 13, 2017 at 6:01 am #

    I love this idea!
    My only concern is if it gets into the ground water and gets into the ocean will it kill off Lobsters? We live on the coast of Maine and my husband is a lobster fisherman.
    This has been a concern with other types of mosquito control!
    Our family tries to be responsible for our environmental impact!
    We have yet to come up with a way to reduce the mosquito population on our property.

    • Diane August 2, 2017 at 9:25 am #

      The beauty of a trap is that it doesn’t contaminate the environment. And because the water in the trap evaporates, the environment really remains protected.

  10. Karen July 13, 2017 at 8:27 am #

    I NEED this Diane. I’m being eaten alive when I go to my backyard to harvest from the raised beds. Love that I don’t have to spray!

    • Diane August 2, 2017 at 9:24 am #

      I agree. Trapping skeeters rather than zapping them makes a lot of sense – it’s the least toxic way to reduce their numbers.

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