how to mix mos. barrier

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by walter2, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. walter2

    walter2 LawnSite Member
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    there is some confusion for me when it comes to mixing . what are you mixing with it oil soap what is the most effective way to mix ?
    I apply using a b.p.sprayer my mix is 6oz m.b.+ 6oz veg.oil 2 tbs. soap for 4 gallons of water. also i dont have a clue as to priceing . please help!!!! :help:
     
  2. green with envy

    green with envy LawnSite Member
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    I add the water to my back pack sprayer minus a gallon then add all of the ingredients into a milkjug with water put the cap on and shake it up.
    Then pour the jug into the sprayer and agitate the sprayer a bit and I'm good to go.

    Works for me!

    Mike
     
  3. walter2

    walter2 LawnSite Member
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    looking for mixing ratios and additives any help is appreciated
    thank you g.w.e. i will do the same. also i have a 36 in. x-mark and i want to mount a sprayer tank tank to it any thoughts ? :help:
     
  4. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. firedude26

    firedude26 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mich
    Posts: 269

    I just got done spraying 3 gallons of the barrier. I readthe mixing directions and i use the called amount of 3 oz per gallon for backpack sprayers. I used no oil since i was not spraying water laying areas, besides i use the dunks for those. I did put in a little soap (2 ozs or so). this is my first trial of this on my own lawn, i have had others that used it and say it is an improvement.

    good luck
     
  6. walter2

    walter2 LawnSite Member
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    iv read that the oil break surface tension allowing m.b. to coat plant leaves instead of beading and running off ? will the oil hurt any plants is it safe to assume i will not be killing the flower beds off?
     
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oils are NOT good for ornamental foliage(flowers included). They clog the pores and cause respiratory problems.
     
  8. Watkinslawnservice

    Watkinslawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    Firedude26, what is the verdict? Did the Mosquito Barrier help? What do you think of it?
     
  9. firedude26

    firedude26 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mich
    Posts: 269

    It seemed to do the trick we had no skeeters in the back yard area of my house. the smell was only there for 10 -15 mins. we did havea few heavy rains the lastfew days so it might need another app.
     
  10. walter2

    walter2 LawnSite Member
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    I have done a ton of research and my mix now always has soap and oil.
    this mix helps it stick to foliage . instead of beading and running off it coats and resists washing off with rain. I did a house built in the middle of a lot of standing water mos. where so bad you could not stay outside for five min. without being torn to bits. after spraying =no mosquitos it has worked great. my mix - 3oz mosb.2oz.oil 1oz soap per gallon
    this guy also has a mos magnet I sprayed around it (there was a swarm) when i went back the mosquitos where gone they wont go near the mos.mag! :blob3:
     

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