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07-31-2000, 11:14 AM
I have several customers who want me to spray for mosquito's. We've had tons of rain and the clients claim the mosquito's are nesting in the mulch. I can't see any standing water in the area. What's the best chemical to use ? I'm licensed so I can buy whatever. Thanks.<br>
07-31-2000, 06:12 PM
try malathion in two applications one week apart. You won't kill them all - and tell them that up front- but you will provide relief
08-16-2000, 11:35 PM
FOSTER IS RIGHT ON THE MONEY. THAT IS WHAT THE STATE PEOPLE SPRAY.
REPEATED APPS. IS A MUST.
REMEMBER TO SPRAY A 1.5 OZ. PER 1000 SQ FT.
THIS WILL TAKE CARE OF THE ADULTS BUT NOTHING FOR THE EGGS.
WISH YOU LUCK.
I JUST SPRAYED A LAWN TODAY FOR THEM
08-17-2000, 10:33 PM
why not just turn back the tide? Unless you spray a large area, i.e., neighborhood you are just wasting the customers money and needlessly dumping pesticide into the environment.
A better idea would be to make sure birdbaths are flushed daily, no standing puddles and that goes for flower pots, tires, trash cans etc.
08-29-2000, 12:49 PM
Bacillis Thurengensis will kill the eggs if standing water is unavoidable. Maybe even in the mulch?
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