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'Mosquito Barrier' - our customers' choice

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by americanlawn, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,011

    I've used this a few years ago. It does work but i found that it lasts only 3-4 weeks tops. There is a very Distinct garlic smell and be prepared to clean those tips and screens as this is a very dirty product.
     
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,946

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    IMHO you all are missing the boat by not selling Mosquito Mist Systems. These are installed just like or similar to Irrigation systems only with High pressure pumps on a timer that sprays a Light Mist of Pyrethrin. You get a big Bump up front for installing the System and a reoccurrencing maintenance account. I am not going to do all the work for you so Google Mosquito Mist Systems.



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  3. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,495

    The only thing with the misting systems is that there is a lot of build up on upper end painted metal fences, also there is no way to treat the lawn areas on big property just the house and beds. I still think spraying is the best way to treat plus I can get 20 ft into tress

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  4. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 928

    I wanted to pull this post back up to see if anyone is still offfering this service or if everyone stopped/out of buisness. Still wondering if the garlic barrier would work and the smell...also concerned about drift from backpack misters if appling talstar or similar....thoughts? I could sell it as a vampire barrier as well.....:drinkup:
     
  5. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    is the smell worse with a hot day? how does rain effect this?
     
  6. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 928

    Seems like you could use a backpack fogger/mister with deet? I could sell in deet however not so much talstar..etc...
     
  7. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,842

    We stopped using Mosquito Barrier. Worked fine during dry weather, but rainfall kills it IMO. Then we started using the "beet stuff" cuz they said it was a good overall product......... never again, cuz it's worthless. Doesn't kill skeeters, doesn't last. my 2 cents

    p.s. still got some we will never use
     
  8. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 928

    Does anyone know the recommended amount of talstar of using a backpack mister..I can not find the amount on the label. It says .33 to 1 ounce per gallon of water to treat 1,000sq ft. That sound like a rate for a backpack sprayer not mister/fogger. At that rate to treat one acre shrubs/lawn I would be using almost 43.5 gallons of dilluted product ..
     
  9. yardman58

    yardman58 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    how long does the mosquito barrier last once it is sprayed??
    How does rain effect it time length??
    yardman58
     
  10. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,503

    In my opinion, it lasts a short time (1 dry week). If it rains, effectiveness is dramitically reduced below 1 week.
    It's not a product that I can honestly recommend.
     

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