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mosquito control

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Turfer, Jul 31, 2000.

  1. Turfer

    Turfer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    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>
     
  2. Foster

    Foster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    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
     
  3. greenngrow

    greenngrow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    TURFER,

    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
     
  4. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    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.
     
  5. greenflag

    greenflag LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    Bacillis Thurengensis will kill the eggs if standing water is unavoidable. Maybe even in the mulch?
    David Burrow
     

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