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Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Post by Greendoc » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:37 pm

Dallaslawnnut wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:18 pm
bassadict69 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:50 pm
I have tried a lot of different products but keep going back to Hi-Yield 38% permethrin and spray my entire yard, around house, on walls of house, under porches, etc and it keeps EVERYTHING away, especially the mosquitos. I spray every 2-3 weeks.

I live on the lake so I can tell you all about mosquito problems! Those and those darn swarms of blind mosquitos (aquatic midges) which begin to swarm while walking through my yard when it is time for another spraying.
Is that Talstar P?
No. Permethrin is not Talstar. Talstar is Bifenthrin. Permethrin is different in how fast it knocks down insects that touch it. Only thing faster is natural Pyrethrin. Except Permethrin lasts a lot longer on surfaces vs Pyrethrin. Pyrethrin only lasts a day if not hours.

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Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Post by Dallaslawnnut » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:09 pm

Greendoc wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:37 pm
Dallaslawnnut wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:18 pm
bassadict69 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:50 pm
I have tried a lot of different products but keep going back to Hi-Yield 38% permethrin and spray my entire yard, around house, on walls of house, under porches, etc and it keeps EVERYTHING away, especially the mosquitos. I spray every 2-3 weeks.

I live on the lake so I can tell you all about mosquito problems! Those and those darn swarms of blind mosquitos (aquatic midges) which begin to swarm while walking through my yard when it is time for another spraying.
Is that Talstar P?
No. Permethrin is not Talstar. Talstar is Bifenthrin. Permethrin is different in how fast it knocks down insects that touch it. Only thing faster is natural Pyrethrin. Except Permethrin lasts a lot longer on surfaces vs Pyrethrin. Pyrethrin only lasts a day if not hours.
Is bifenthrin a better product than permethrin? I want to spray as few times as possible this summer :)

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Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Post by Greendoc » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:23 pm

Not really. The two are about equal in residual effect. If I want residual effect, I start looking at Demand CS. That is what I use for outdoor insect control. 3-4 applications in a place with a 12 month bug season is not bad.

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Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Post by Dallaslawnnut » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:42 pm

Greendoc wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Not really. The two are about equal in residual effect. If I want residual effect, I start looking at Demand CS. That is what I use for outdoor insect control. 3-4 applications in a place with a 12 month bug season is not bad.
I own a new jug of Talstar P. Is it worth it to shelve it and get the Demand CS? My plan is to spray the fence, lawn, and outdoor wall surfaces in my backyard. I have zero trees or standing water. Gutters all clean too.
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Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Post by Greendoc » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:55 pm

Use it up. Since you got it. Talstar lasts 30 or so days outside.

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Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Post by Dallaslawnnut » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:09 pm

Greendoc wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:55 pm
Use it up. Since you got it. Talstar lasts 30 or so days outside.
Would you recommend the 1 ounce per gallon application rate?

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Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Post by Greendoc » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:28 pm

Yes. What are you going to use to spray that? 1 oz per gallon is the application rate for 1000 sq ft. In other words 1 oz per 1000 sq ft of outdoor surfaces.

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Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Post by Dallaslawnnut » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:30 pm

Greendoc wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:28 pm
Yes. What are you going to use to spray that? 1 oz per gallon is the application rate for 1000 sq ft. In other words 1 oz per 1000 sq ft of outdoor surfaces.
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Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Post by Greendoc » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:36 pm

Application technique is to evenly spray vertical surfaces including trees and shrubs up to 10 ft. As well as shrubbery and foliage. That backpack might need all 4 gallons to cover 1000 sq ft.

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Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Post by Dallaslawnnut » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:35 pm

Greendoc wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:36 pm
Application technique is to evenly spray vertical surfaces including trees and shrubs up to 10 ft. As well as shrubbery and foliage. That backpack might need all 4 gallons to cover 1000 sq ft.
So, it’s 1 ounce for my entire tank?

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Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Post by Greendoc » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:37 pm

Yes.

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Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Post by bassadict69 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:47 am

Is what Talstar-P? I have tried it, among others, and always end up back to using the Hi-Yield Permethrin.

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Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Post by Tmank87 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:33 pm

Does anyone use a Fogger? Curious what chemicals you're using.

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Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Post by zeus201 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:51 pm

Any recommendations which do not kill pollinators?

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Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Post by LowCountryCharleston » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:16 am

SCGrassMan wrote:
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Also, put up a bat house! They eat tons of bugs. I have one I need to put up.
Good idea. What type of bat house did you buy and where is the best place to put it up.

Thanks

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Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Post by SCGrassMan » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:00 pm

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I haven’t mounted mine yet. 12-20 feet up, facing south if possible so it gets lots of sunlight. Tree or house is fine.
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Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Post by Bermuda_Newbie » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:51 pm

SCGrassMan wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:00 pm
Premium Bat House | Made in USA |... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0752S3572?re ... b_ap_share

I haven’t mounted mine yet. 12-20 feet up, facing south if possible so it gets lots of sunlight. Tree or house is fine.

I read somewhere that you don't want to mount it on a tree because cats can get them.

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Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Post by bmitch05 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:57 pm

I have a heavily wooded area with a creek that runs at the end of my property line in the back yard and my mosquitoes are HORRIBLE. I bought a gallon of Bifen this year and will be giving it a go. Last year we had an issue with Brown Recluse spiders inside the house as well so I also plan on using it on the perimeter and inside the home as well. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Post by SCGrassMan » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:52 pm

Not sure if it’s rated for mosquitos or just termites and ants, but cypermethrin is unbelievable.

True story, I got some on my face and got a couple of days worth of tingles, tongue numbness, and weird stuff like if I made a fist tight enough, I could feel it in my tongue.

So the lesson would be, be careful with what you’re spraying!
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Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Post by Buyanet » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:18 pm

So I have Bifenthrin in granular form for the lawn, now I’m torn between Bifenthrin liquid Vs Permethrin for mosquito/flying bugs outside and inside the house pest control.

Permethrin is like an instant kill but also says it’s not for mosquitos?

EDIT: Now I’ve been reading about CYZMIC CS and that seems like a great option also. Rated for mosquitos and I can spray on side of house and trees and use inside as it seems like that’s what a lot of pest control companies use. Oh the choices ....

EDIT 2: I've ordered an 8 ounce bottle of Cyzmic CS. Seems like an awesome product. Kills everything we have around here pest wise and it hopefully takes care of Mosquitos this year. I plan on spraying the inside of my house, and outside all entry doors/windows and the walls of my house up to 5' (Product says up to 3', but I'm a rebel), my 1 tree in the backyard, and the screens of the screened in porch.

Is insecticide the same standard as Pre/Post Em with 1 gallon per 1k sq ft. coverage? Or should the spray be more coarse (and use more product)?
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