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I’ve had an ongoing battle with mosquitoes that are nesting or living in the ivy I have growing in my back yard. There is a lot of it and most is pretty thick too. Some is draped over a fence and some is on the ground. I estimate we have 3-4 thousand sq/ft and I’m wondering if the liquid treatments you have would be best because it’s so thick or if fogging would be a better solution?

Ground ivy is one of the best hiding locations for mosquitoes. Ivy can hold moisture well and provide all the ingredients needed to let mosquitoes both reproduce and stalk food.

Treating ivy is mostly dictated by where it is growing and how much of an area you need to treat. Based on what you listed above, you should be able to get good control using just a liquid concentrate that’s sprayed out with one of our Hose End Sprayers. If the ivy is on the side of a hill making it difficult to access, one of our Foggers might be the better option. You can see several models that could handle this task in our Mosquito Control Article.

Minimizing moisture in these areas could help a lot too so try and keep water to a minimum as this will certainly attract more to the area. Using Nylar with the tank mix will improve any performance of the treatment so be sure to include some to help reduce retreatments.