Which is better for Mosquitoes

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by tpagej, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. tpagej

    tpagej LawnSite Member
    from GA
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    I have a backback blower/sprayer and was told that to fight my mmosquito problem that either Talstar Professional or Cy Kick cs will work. My question is which works better and is one better then the other for fleas and ticks also. The cy kick is a little more exspensive but if it works better then I would say its worth it. Just don't know. Thanks
     
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    tpagej

    I strongly suggest you sell your Air Blast sprayer and hire a real professional. CY KICK CS is labeled for structural pest control and shouldn't be applied with an Air Blast Sprayer.

    Talstar applied to shrubbery in shady area will held suppress mosquitoes. They are very poor fliers and need to rest after only a short flight. But Mosquitoes should be control by Local government in order to gain complete suppression. Fleas will rest in the same shrubbery but better control can established with a blanket spray of 10 gallons per thousand sq ft. Once again the Air Blaster Sprayer is the wrong equipment.
     
  3. tpagej

    tpagej LawnSite Member
    from GA
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    thank you, but i was under the impression that the companies like mosquito squad and mosquito authority use these type sprayers to do the same. have you heard of this.
     
  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    tpage

    They may very well use Air Blasters for certain applications, But don't confuse them with foggers. As a single parent one thing I always stressed to my children was,"It not WHAT you do, but HOW you do it." Your question was totally out of the box and I strongly suggest you either hire a real professional and give up on contaminating your self and the environment, or get some real education on the subject.
     
  5. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
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    oh the sweet sounds of the DC-3's in the summer morinings
     
  6. RigglePLC

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  7. tpagej

    tpagej LawnSite Member
    from GA
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    I do know how. I have a sr 420 blower/sprayer. I have read both instructions for both insecticides. It states that you use a mix rate of up to 1oz per gallon. and a gallon per 1000sq sft. All i was wondering from everybody is. Have anyone used the products above for mosquito control, and which one works better in your opinion. thanks
     
  8. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Riggle

    Low Volume application are great went applied by a tech with the knowledge to do it correctly. Fleas on the other hand are a different story. A growth Regulator is very important to gain control as well as a heavy Blanket treatment on the outside.

    Karl

    With 15% unemployment and unbalanced budgets here in Florida, let us hope the DC 3 formations are still heard in the morning skies this summer.
     
  9. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
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    A little late but, a mist blower isn't putting down 1 gal per 1000 sq ft, I avg 2 gal per acre when I spray. I forget but I read on tempo or cykick not to use in a mist blower, yoiu should be very clear before you spray
     
  10. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    IMHO for Mosquito and other flying insects, a Blanket treatment is better done with a Thermal Fogger. Thermal Fogger come in many different sizes from hand held for $ 50.00 (Home Depot type) to Truck Mounts costing as high as $ 30 K. BTW while the Home Depo models work fine, they are very slow on any thing more than a small job.

    Pyrethrin and Mineral oil mixtures seem to ofter the best control of flying insects at the least cost per application. The big advantage in thermal fogger is the warm insecticide that can drift very far. Remember Flying insects cover a very large area and need to be controlled all over that Large area.
     

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