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tpagej
04-03-2010, 03:07 PM
I have a backback blower/sprayer and was told that to fight my mmosquito problem that either Talstar Professional or Cy Kick cs will work. My question is which works better and is one better then the other for fleas and ticks also. The cy kick is a little more exspensive but if it works better then I would say its worth it. Just don't know. Thanks

Ric
04-03-2010, 07:05 PM
tpagej

I strongly suggest you sell your Air Blast sprayer and hire a real professional. CY KICK CS is labeled for structural pest control and shouldn't be applied with an Air Blast Sprayer.

Talstar applied to shrubbery in shady area will held suppress mosquitoes. They are very poor fliers and need to rest after only a short flight. But Mosquitoes should be control by Local government in order to gain complete suppression. Fleas will rest in the same shrubbery but better control can established with a blanket spray of 10 gallons per thousand sq ft. Once again the Air Blaster Sprayer is the wrong equipment.

tpagej
04-04-2010, 12:04 AM
thank you, but i was under the impression that the companies like mosquito squad and mosquito authority use these type sprayers to do the same. have you heard of this.

Ric
04-04-2010, 09:48 AM
thank you, but i was under the impression that the companies like mosquito squad and mosquito authority use these type sprayers to do the same. have you heard of this.

tpage

They may very well use Air Blasters for certain applications, But don't confuse them with foggers. As a single parent one thing I always stressed to my children was,"It not WHAT you do, but HOW you do it." Your question was totally out of the box and I strongly suggest you either hire a real professional and give up on contaminating your self and the environment, or get some real education on the subject.

gregory
04-04-2010, 10:12 AM
oh the sweet sounds of the DC-3's in the summer morinings

RigglePLC
04-04-2010, 11:35 AM
Low volume is where its at. Maybe this one.
http://www.bugpage.com/mist-blowers.php
or this
http://www.jasmic.net/portastar.shtml

tpagej
04-04-2010, 12:54 PM
I do know how. I have a sr 420 blower/sprayer. I have read both instructions for both insecticides. It states that you use a mix rate of up to 1oz per gallon. and a gallon per 1000sq sft. All i was wondering from everybody is. Have anyone used the products above for mosquito control, and which one works better in your opinion. thanks

Ric
04-04-2010, 01:17 PM
Low volume is where its at. Maybe this one.
http://www.bugpage.com/mist-blowers.php
or this
http://www.jasmic.net/portastar.shtml

Riggle

Low Volume application are great went applied by a tech with the knowledge to do it correctly. Fleas on the other hand are a different story. A growth Regulator is very important to gain control as well as a heavy Blanket treatment on the outside.

Karl

With 15% unemployment and unbalanced budgets here in Florida, let us hope the DC 3 formations are still heard in the morning skies this summer.

humble1
06-17-2010, 10:08 PM
I do know how. I have a sr 420 blower/sprayer. I have read both instructions for both insecticides. It states that you use a mix rate of up to 1oz per gallon. and a gallon per 1000sq sft. All i was wondering from everybody is. Have anyone used the products above for mosquito control, and which one works better in your opinion. thanks

A little late but, a mist blower isn't putting down 1 gal per 1000 sq ft, I avg 2 gal per acre when I spray. I forget but I read on tempo or cykick not to use in a mist blower, yoiu should be very clear before you spray

Ric
06-17-2010, 10:50 PM
IMHO for Mosquito and other flying insects, a Blanket treatment is better done with a Thermal Fogger. Thermal Fogger come in many different sizes from hand held for $ 50.00 (Home Depot type) to Truck Mounts costing as high as $ 30 K. BTW while the Home Depo models work fine, they are very slow on any thing more than a small job.

Pyrethrin and Mineral oil mixtures seem to ofter the best control of flying insects at the least cost per application. The big advantage in thermal fogger is the warm insecticide that can drift very far. Remember Flying insects cover a very large area and need to be controlled all over that Large area.

FLAhaulboy
06-17-2010, 11:01 PM
http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/bifen-it-p-226.html

This is the best and cheapest product out there. I "had" a severe skeeter problem before I ordered a quart of this stuff. I tried that garlic spray last summer & found it to be very ineffective. My only regret is that I didn't order a gallon of this product!

lawnguy26
06-18-2010, 10:19 PM
http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/bifen-it-p-226.html

This is the best and cheapest product out there. I "had" a severe skeeter problem before I ordered a quart of this stuff. I tried that garlic spray last summer & found it to be very ineffective. My only regret is that I didn't order a gallon of this product!


bifen-it and talstar are the same thing. I've used bifenthrin for years to control mosquitos around my house with great results and cheap! spray in midday when mosquitos are most likely to be resting on the shubbery and trees.