what type of backback fogger/mister for mosquitos/ticks?

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what type of backback fogger/mister for mosquitos/ticks?

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wondering what type/company fogger/mister are you using to kill ticks/moquitos?

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Re: what type of backback fogger/mister for mosquitos/ticks?

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I think I'd go with a backpack sprayer for the ticks, spraying the ground and foliage.

The mosquitoes...I think you can achieve 80%+ with a pump sprayer that you can with a gas mister. But the gas mister gets it done in a fraction the time.

I own the innova 8xx something or other. It works great but I had to replace the carb with one 40% the original bore to get it to run right, but it finally does. Customer support was nothing. I regret not spending the extra $200 for the stihl.

But it is effective

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I have a Stihl SR450. It's a beast of a machine, I've had it for ~10 years and it's never given me a minute of trouble. Very nice, and it gets the chemical out and fast. I typically spray Bifen and fungicide with it (for my garden and ornamental trees). It gets it done in a hurry!

Today, I'd probably buy the SR200 instead, the 450 is really overkill for what I need; and I'm dealing with dozens of acres that I spray. That said, if you want the absolute biggest and baddest, I believe the SR450 is still it. It's a really nice machine; I've probably sprayed close to 1000 gallons through it and haven't changed anything but the spark plug.

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Re: what type of backback fogger/mister for mosquitos/ticks?

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Saint Louisan wrote:
Wed May 26, 2021 10:24 pm
I think I'd go with a backpack sprayer for the ticks, spraying the ground and foliage.

The mosquitoes...I think you can achieve 80%+ with a pump sprayer that you can with a gas mister. But the gas mister gets it done in a fraction the time.

I own the innova 8xx something or other. It works great but I had to replace the carb with one 40% the original bore to get it to run right, but it finally does. Customer support was nothing. I regret not spending the extra $200 for the stihl.

But it is effective
i just got the same 868. why did you change the carb? do you have a link to which one you got?

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It would only run when choked and was extremely sluggish when throttled up. I tried everything and figured it would just be easier to swap the part.

I searched ebay and found a carb for mopeds that looked like it would fit. When it arrived I immediately noticed that the throat of the carb was 1/2 the size of the oem part.

Started on the first pull and is running better than it ever had.

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Just checked my account and it was a jiffy ice auger carb #4082

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Saint Louisan wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:21 am
It would only run when choked and was extremely sluggish when throttled up. I tried everything and figured it would just be easier to swap the part.

I searched ebay and found a carb for mopeds that looked like it would fit. When it arrived I immediately noticed that the throat of the carb was 1/2 the size of the oem part.

Started on the first pull and is running better than it ever had.
Thank you. I noticed intermitent slugginesh when throttling up. Doesn't happen all the time, but annoying when it does.

How hard is the swap?

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Post by Saint Louisan »

Easy peasy

2 small fuel lines and 2 bolts

If you'd like I could measure the diameter of the old (oem) carb.

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Easy peasy

2 small fuel lines and 2 bolts

If you'd like I could measure the diameter of the old (oem) carb.

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Thank you .no need. I think I found the one you bought

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Post by San »

What about the electric mister/foggers from Ryobi? Anybody have any experience with those?

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Re: what type of backback fogger/mister for mosquitos/ticks?

Post by wiread »

I'm on my second season wit the Invatec Italia 868. There is a carb adjustment, i've never attempted it. Sounds easy enough but I haven't done it.

Things I like? it blows the spray pretty high in my trees. It was 2-300 less than other powerful misters. I prime it, choke it, pull it and it starts in one easy pull for me even after sitting all winter ( I do put stabil in before storage).

Things I'm not crazy about. It's fairly loud. I guess they probably are all, that's 2stroke stuff. all my other handhelds and most of my chainsaws are now battery so I kind of like things quiet.

and the throttle, it does bog if I just trigger it all the way. So maybe a carb adjustment would help. But then it starts so dang easy for me, I don't want to mess with anything. But i've found I kind of trigger the throttle in stages, 1,2,3 and let er rip. partial squeeze, bigger squeeze, full squeeze and blast into the top canopy of my trees. Works for me, so i haven't found a reason to mess with it.

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Post by tlfal »

Thats pretty much what I ended up doing. a bit annoying but i got used to it.

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Post by BBLOCK »

I ordered the one from mister duster this year

Works great!

https://www.misterduster.com/mistblower ... _p/868.htm

Bugs were bad in the spring hit it twice in a couple weeks and they've been amazing since. Just noticed last night at dusk they're picking up again so I'll prob hit it again.

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