Misquito Barrier

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Smallaxe, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Has any one tried using this garlic based product.
    Supposed to be safe, non-odorous and effective.


    The Synthetic folks are gearing up for this in my area and I want to keep them off some of my mowing jobs.
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    I couldn't 'edit' the title to read: Mosquito Barrier.

    Now I am forever an ignorant fool who can't spell Miss Kiyto. :)
  3. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    It is very effective and lasts 3 to 5 weeks as a repellent
    You cannot claim "pesticide" or "control" though, you can say mosquito management, I believe.
    This is one of those areas where it is REALLY better to be safe than sorry, you do not want the pesticide police at your place giving out tickets. be careful what you claim

    It literally jams the signal that misquitos use to see. You can make it your self if you want, its not a big secret Garlic is garlic

    We use garlic in our essential 1 mix.

    Caution: it does attract ITALIANS

    For standing water they also have the mosquito dunks which contains Bt (Israelensis) the larvae never mature into adults
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks for the recommendation, Bill.
  5. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I've been using it for 3 years, on my own property first, then on client's. It works well.

    But you'd expect me to say that since we sell it. :)
    A case of 4 one gallon jugs is $190.00 plus shipping. One gallon mixes with 100 gals of water and treats 5 acres.
  6. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636

    I wonder if mixing a little 'garlic meal' to your OM fert just before applying would have similar effects.
  7. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I wouldn't classify this product as not having an odor, although it dissipates in a few hours.
  8. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
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    Anything that kills, controls, mitigates or repels falls under being considered a pesticide. In NH for example, they will come down on someone putting cornmeal down, or using garlic as a mosquito control product. Some states might not be as difficult , i would call if you are going to use it, fines are high.
  9. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    We have the pesticide liscence so it is not an issue. Won't use in water or buildings. I feel sorry for you guys in NE states as far as gov't is concerned. Looks like we will all be that way soon.

    Barry, I will check it out, thanks.
  10. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The EPA has exempted several low risk products from pesticide registration. The following link specifically mentions proper wording for mosquito control by exempted products.


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