Organic Misquito Spray

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by BareFootLawn, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. BareFootLawn

    BareFootLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    Does anyone have any experience using a product called "Garlic Barrier"?
    I just used it on my backyard and on an account in my neighborhood. Both yards had tons of mosquitos. Before I was done spraying, you didn't notice any. I mowed them both earlier in the day and was getting eaten alive.
    Mixed 5oz/gal and both lawns were app. 6500 sq/ft.

    Anyone else using this stuff?
     
  2. googleplex

    googleplex LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    Barefoot,

    do you know how long it's supposed to last?

    And, is it expensive?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  3. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 711

  4. cenlo

    cenlo LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 322

    I have sprayed a product called "Purple Martin" also a garlic based spray. I noticed little to no effect. I would like to try a new product. Has any one used the above.
     
  5. BareFootLawn

    BareFootLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    I paid about $85 for mine and purchased it through bio-control network (can't advertise in here, so type in biconet.com)
    Sprayed yesterday and noticed a difference immidiately. It rained lightly today so it will be interesting to see how long it lasts. Don't get the stuff on you... will drive away even your wife!
    I'll keep you updated on how long and how well it works.
     
  6. cenlo

    cenlo LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 322


    I wish! :)
     
  7. Stonewall

    Stonewall LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 280

    Barefoot,

    How did it do with the rain?
     
  8. Catmann

    Catmann LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    Garlic Barrier and Mosquito barrier are the same product with different labels. For promotional reasons, Mosquito barrier is the better buy this year.

    This "proprietary" garlic works well on mosquitos. How long it lasts depends on rainfall. It works best if you get it into plants rather than just spraying hardscapes or a home directly. Typical length of acceptable control is 3 weeks. Mixing rate is 1 gal per 100 gal of solution, spray to wet, not runoff.

    MB = $58.18 /gal
    GB = $61.93 / gal
     
  9. BareFootLawn

    BareFootLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    So far it's done well as long as the frequency remains low. Couple of inches in an hour will wash it away. Slow rain doesn't affect it too badly.
    I've had good results with initial application, repeat in 10-14 days, then 17-24 days after that.
     
  10. Duramax99

    Duramax99 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    You should try a product called "Eco Exempt" works just as well as garlic barrier and doesn't stink half as much
     

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