Colloidal Silver for Mosquito Control
Toxic insecticide chemicals are being sprayed on people in mosquito-heavy areas of the country on a regular basis.
Yet recent research
has demonstrated that these toxic chemical insecticides are of low effectiveness
against mosquitoes, and have the potential to harm humans and animals.
This is actually something farmers and wildlife experts have known for decades. But modern science is finally verifying it. Here’s the story you won’t find anywhere else...
According to the researchers, the silver was able to kill the larvae of “all tested mosquito species.”
· In still another clinical study, published in June 2011 in the journal Acta Tropica, and titled “Larvicidal activity of synthesized silver nanoparticles using eclipta prostrata leaf extract against filariasis and malaria vectors,” researchers demonstrated that silver nanoparticles synthesized using an extract from the plant Eclipta prostrata (i.e., the False Daisy plant) were able to kill the larvae of mosquitos known to carry the filariasis parasite (which causes the disfiguring disease Elephantitis) and the malaria pathogen (which, of course, causes malaria).
· In another study, published in September 2012 in the journal Parasitology Research, and titled “Biolarvicidal and pupicidal potential of silver nanoparticles synthesized using euphorbia hirta against Anopheles Stephensi Liston,” researchers demonstrated that silver nanoparticles that were chemically synthesized using an extract of the tropical weed Euphorbia hirta (i.e., known as the “asthma plant” for its use against bronchitis and asthma) were effective against both the larvae stage and the pupae stage of the mosquito Anopheles stephensi, which carries the malaria parasite.
· In a study published in 2017 in the journal Hydrobiologia, titled “Chitosan-fabricated Ag nanoparticles and larvivorous fishes: a novel route to control the coastal malaria vector Anopheles sundaicus?” researchers from Bharathiar University in India demonstrated that silver nanoparticles synthesized from chitosan (a sugar obtained from crab shells), when sprayed in reservoirs known to contain mosquito larvae that carry the malaria pathogen, were able to kill the mosquito larvae stage as well as the pupae stage.
What’s more, the researchers tested the silver/chitosan solution on fish and found that it did not harm them or any other underwater animals. This means the synthesized silver nanoparticles were demonstrated to be safe to use in waterways where aquatic animals live.
The researchers also found the synthesized silver nanoparticles to inhibit the grown of water-borne pathogens such as Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Proteus vulgaris – adding another big plus to the use of silver nanoparticles in waterways where mosquitoes breed and lay eggs.
The researchers concluded: “This research highlighted that chitosan-fabricated AgNP (silver nanoparticles) are easy to produce, stable over time, and can be employed at low dosages to strongly reduce populations of the malaria vector A. sundaicus without detrimental effects on the predation of natural mosquito enemies, such as goldfish. It also effectively inhibits important bacterial pathogens of public health relevance.”
· In still yet another clinical study, this one published in the journal Vector Borne Zoonotic Diseases in March 2012, and titled “Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles for the Control of Mosquito Vectors of Malaria, Filariasis, and Dengue,” the researchers wrote, “A biological method was used to synthesize stable silver nanoparticles that were tested as mosquito larvicides against Aedes aegypti, Anopheles stephensi, and Culex quinquefasciatus.”
These researchers discovered that very low concentrations of synthesized silver nanoparticles were needed to kill the mosquito larvae. Indeed, mosquito larvae were killed by as low as .30 ppm (less than one-third ppm), .41 ppm (less than one-half ppm) and 2.12 ppm silver nanoparticles.
Even mosquito larvae exposed to a mere .1 ppm silver nanoparticles – a tiny fraction of a single ppm -- had their life spans (in days) reduced by 30%. What’s more, it turned out that female mosquitoes that lived after being exposed as larvae to only .1 ppm of colloidal silver had their adult egg-laying capacity reduced by 36%!
· Finally, in still another clinical study, this one published in the journal Parasitology Research in 2011, and titled “Synthesis of pediculocidal and larvicidal silver nanoparticles by leaf extract from heartleaf moonseed plant, tinospora cordifolia miers,” researchers tested silver nanoparticles (synthesized using an extract of the Heart-leaved Moonseed vine) against both head lice larvae, the malaria vector mosquito larvae and the filariasis parasite vector mosquito larvae.
The researchers found that 33% mortality was achieved against the mosquito and head lice larvae at 5 minutes exposure...67% mortality was achieved at 15 minutes...and 100% mortality was achieved after one hour of exposure to the silver.
The researchers concluded, “The findings revealed that synthesized AgNPs (i.e., silver nanoparticles) possess excellent anti-lice and mosquito larvicidal activity...[and] have the potential to be used as an ideal ecofriendly approach for the control of head lice and [larval mosquito] vectors.”
So, from 2011 to 2017 clinical research has demonstrated eight times what farmers and wildlife experts have known for decades, i.e., adding silver to water where mosquito larvae are growing will kill the mosquito larvae, thus providing a safe means of mosquito control and eradication without having to use toxic chemical insecticides.
And There’s More...
And those are not the only studies on this subject. There are others, as well. In the book Nanoparticles in the Fight Against Parasites, author Heinz Mehlhorn reports on a number of similar studies, including one demonstrating that:
“...all larval stages of Cx. Quinquefasciatus [i.e., southern house mosquito] were found to be susceptible to the synthesized silver nanoparticles,”
He also reports on another study conducted on the same type of mosquito showing there to be an astonishing “100% mortality to the synthesized AgNs (silver nanoparticles) after one hour of exposure...”
Likewise, on the website NatureAsia.com, in an article titled “Nanoparticles Wipe Out Filariasis Mosquitoes,” it states:
“Researchers have discovered that silver and carbon nanoparticles can separately kill the larvae and pupae of Culex quinquefasciatus — mosquitoes that transmit lymphatic-filariasis-causing parasites to humans. These nanoparticles could potentially be useful for checking the spread of filariasis in humans.”
The article goes on to say,
“The silver and carbon nanoparticles were found to be toxic to Cx. quinquefasciatus [i.e., southern house mosquito] larvae and pupae.
The water bug Lethocerus indicus, which lives in the same habitat as the mosquitoes, naturally devours the larvae and pupae...The scientists found that low doses of the silver nanoparticles reduced the motility of the mosquito larvae and pupae, allowing the water bug to devour them more efficiently.
The nanoparticles did not detrimentally affect the behaviour of other aquatic animals living in the same environment, suggesting that they could be used to reduce the larval and pupal populations of filariasis-spreading mosquitoes, the researchers say.”
Dangers of Chemical Insecticides
Used for Mosquito Control
So the obvious question is this:
Now that it’s been proven in clinical studies that relatively low levels of silver nanoparticles added to water will destroy mosquito larvae, stopping them from developing to become disease carrying mosquitoes without causing harm to surrounding wildlife...
...when on God’s green earth are the authorities going to stop spraying the population with neurotoxic insecticides and simply start adding small concentrations of otherwise safe, natural silver to areas of standing water where mosquitoes breed?
It’s an important question, because of the known toxicity of chemical insecticides used to control mosquitoes. As Cynthia Perkins of the HolisticHelp.net blog states regarding the toxicity of the most commonly used mosquito insecticides:
“Pyrethroids or permethrins are a powerful neurotoxin and are listed even by the EPA as being ‘likely’ carcinogenic.
In rats it causes hyperactivity, tremors, salivation, hyperexcitability, urination, defecation and incoordination and liver damage. Baby rats are much more susceptible than adult rats and exhibit more severe symptoms.
Other animals exposed may experience numbness of the lip and tongue, diarrhea, nausea, convulsions, aggression, seizures. paralysis, respiratory failure and death.
It also kills indiscriminately, meaning in addition to the bug you’re trying to get rid of, it also kills a variety of beneficial insects, including bees, aquatic life and small mammals like mice. It is highly toxic to cats, honey bees and other beneficial insects and is considered mildly toxic to birds like mallards.
Common reactions in the human population include itching, burning and prickling sensations of the skin, headaches, convulsions, tremors, facial flushing and selling, asthma, sneezing and nasal congestion and nausea.
Permethrins and pyrethrums have been linked to a variety of serious health conditions like autism, Parkinson’s, birth defects, depression, breast cancer, thyroid damage and disease, liver disease, kidney problems and damage to the immune, endocrine and nervous systems.
Permethrins and pyrethrums kill their victim by modifying the normal biochemistry and physiology of the membrane sodium channels and altering the nerve function. In other words it paralyzes the nervous system.
Additionally, the half life of permethrins in soil is 30 days. This means that in order to completely break down were talking a good 6 months. In 60 days there is still 25% left, in 90 days 12% is still present and even at 210 days there is still 3% present on the soil.
Now if all this isn’t bad enough, here’s the real kicker in regard to mosquito fogging. Permethrins are only effective at knocking down and paralyzing its intended victim; it doesn’t kill them. So another chemical is added with permethrins to give it more killing power called piperonyl butoxide.
Piperonyl butoxide is a suspected carcinogen and believed to be highly toxic to the liver, kidneys, gastrointestinal, reproductive and nervous systems. It is suspected of being connected to symptoms and conditions such as coma, convulsions, renal damage, hyperexcitability, prenatal damage, vomiting, weight loss, anorexia and many more. It too is toxic to birds, fish and other aquatic life.
Piperonyl butoxide works by inhibiting the detoxification pathways of its victim, which means the pesticide is then permitted to remain in its victim for a longer period of time, so that permethrins can kill it. In humans this detox pathway is in the liver, this means this chemical targets the liver.
So these two chemicals together knock down the intended victim by attacking its nervous system and then render it unable to detox the chemical out of its body by inhibiting its detox pathways.
Make no mistake, folks, this is exactly what these chemicals do to the human body as well — attacks the nervous system and inhibits detox pathways.”
So there you have it. Silver is relatively non-toxic to wildlife and humans, particularly in the tiny concentrations needed to stop mosquitoes from developing from their larval stage into adults. And the toxic chemical insecticides currently used to control mosquitoes are potentially quite dangerous neurotoxins.
I call on the scientific and medical community to look further into the use of silver nanoparticles for mosquito control.
And I urge readers who live in mosquito-infested areas of the country to add some colloidal silver to areas containing standing water where mosquitoes breed and lay eggs, and see for yourself how quickly the situation is abated.
One Final Important Thought…
If you’re new to colloidal silver usage and are wondering where to buy it, it’s important to know that you can find it in just about any well-stocked health food store in America.
But it can be extremely expensive. In fact, because it works so well against numerous forms of infection and disease, colloidal silver has the highest price mark-up of any nutritional supplement in existence.
The amount of actual silver in a four-ounce bottle of colloidal silver is about five to 12 cents worth. (Yes, I said five to twelve cents.) Yet the manufacturers mark that up about 60,000%, charging a whopping $20 or $30 per bottle.
People are willing to pay through the nose for colloidal silver at health food stores because it heals infections and prevents the spread of germs and disease faster and better than anything else on the planet, and because it’s safe and completely natural, to boot!
So, commercially speaking, the retail price of colloidal silver at health food stores reflects its value to the consumer far more so than its true cost to produce. But here’s the good news:
With a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you can make your own safe, pure, high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for about 36 cents a quart! In other words, you can make it actual cost.
Compared to typical health food store prices of $20 to $30 for a tiny 4-oz. bottle, the very first couple one-quart batches you make literally pays for the entire cost of your new generator!
Do you know of any other health product that literally pays for itself the very first few times you use it? The savings are absolutely astonishing!
As Close to FREE Colloidal Silver
As You Can Come, For the Rest of Your Life
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· Produces uncommonly small silver micro-particles as low as .8 nm. That's a fraction of a single nanometer. Compare that to health food store colloidal silver which can contain silver particles as large as 200 nm to 1,000 nm (or even larger), and you'll see why micro-particle colloidal silver is the very best there is! Smaller particles mean your body can absorb and utilize up to 99% of the colloidal silver you take, compared to maybe 40% or 50% with many health food store brands!
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Just read through some of the testimonials below to see for yourself how you'll save literally thousands of dollars per year by making your own colloidal silver with your brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge!
Here’s what one customer recently wrote to tell us:
"Owning a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge has given us the luxury of being able to use high-quality colloidal silver any time we need it. And we never have to worry about the costs because it only costs a few pennies per quart to make! It is without a doubt the single-best money-saving appliance in my entire house!
Best of all, the machine is very easy to use, and easy to store. I was concerned about ease-of-use, but my fears were unfounded. After I got mine and used it, I immediately bought one and sent it to my 83 year old mom, and she uses it regularly as well.
Now that I have a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can use colloidal silver for everything -- disinfecting the kitchen sinks, countertops, and the cutting board… spraying the toilet bowls, and the bathroom countertops and sinks… spraying it on my toothbrush to prevent bacterial growth…rinsing my mouth with it to prevent cavities and gum disease…you name it.
I even put it in the laundry rinse cycle when I do my linens, towels and kitchen rags, so I don't have to wash them as frequently. It really keeps them fresh, and there's never any mold or mildew anywhere in our house.
I also put some in the cat's water bowl each day, and the dog's too. We use it in the bathtub for skin problems. And of course we drink it when our tummies are queasy, or when we feel a cold or flu coming on. We also gargle with it in order to get rid of sore throats, and sniff it up our noses to get rid of sinus problems.
My husband even sprays it on his hair in the mornings, and has completely eliminated his lifelong dandruff problem. And he sprays a little bit in his eyes from time to time, and now has no more recurrent problems with sties.”
-- K. Sullivan, NM
And here’s what another happy customer wrote to say about the tremendous savings she’s achieved by no longer having to purchase her colloidal silver through health food stores:
"We make a quart of colloidal silver at least once a week with the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from the Silver Edge. I finally sat down and figured out how much this machine has been saving us. By making our own colloidal silver we've saved $11,503.20 this year alone, compared to the cost of colloidal silver at our local health food store.
The cost for colloidal silver at our local health food store is $30 for a tiny four-ounce bottle. But with my Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can make eight times that amount (i.e., a full quart) for about 35 cents total cost.
If I were to purchase a quart of colloidal silver at the health food store, which would be eight of those tiny, four-ounce bottles, the cost would be a whopping $240 (i.e., 8 x $30 = $240) compared to the 35 cents I now spend to make a full quart!
Here’s the breakdown of our costs to make a full quart of colloidal silver with our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator:
It costs us about a dollar for a gallon of steam-distilled water at Walmart. So a quart of the steam-distilled water costs about 25 cents.
And I estimate we use maybe a nickel's worth of electricity and maybe another nickel’s worth of silver from the silver rods for every one-quart batch of colloidal silver we make. So that’s 35 cents a quart, all told, for each quart of micro-particle colloidal silver we make!
And frankly, considering how long the .999 fine silver rods have lasted (over a year and a half, so far, for the most recent set), I think it’s probably even cheaper than that. But it’s the lifetime savings we’ve experienced that’s just mind-boggling to me.
For example, we've had our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver unit for nearly five years now. And as I mentioned we make one quart per week, and we spend about 35 cents a week on making colloidal silver.
This means we save about $239.65 a week by not having to purchase a quart’s worth of colloidal silver at our local health food store. So do the math: In just one month, the savings is $958.60…in one year, the savings is $11,503.20…and in five years we’ve saved approximately $57,516.00!
When you put pencil to paper and figure it out, it definitely takes you by surprise. You just think ‘No way. I must have multiplied that wrong.’
But it's true. The savings is legitimately well over $11,000 a year over health food store prices for colloidal silver, if you make and use a quart of colloidal silver a week like we do! And we reap that incredible savings from the very reasonable $250 investment we made in purchasing our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator.
In their advertising literature, The Silver Edge says the unit completely pays for itself after your first couple of one-quart batches. But really, that’s quite an understatement when you realize the true extent of your savings!
Of course, once you start making your own colloidal silver with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you don't really think about how much you're saving compared to health food store prices, because it just becomes a normal part of your everyday life. But the savings is nevertheless astonishing when you reflect on it.
What's especially nice is being able to produce a significantly higher-quality colloidal silver than what's generally available to the public through health food stores, especially at such a tiny, tiny fraction of the cost."
The Bottom Line...
With a high-quality Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you'll never again have to pay exorbitant health food store or internet vendor prices for high-quality colloidal silver!
Indeed, your first batch or two will indeed completely pay for the entire cost of your generator, compared to health food store prices!
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Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another insightful article on colloidal silver….
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
Steve Barwick, author
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