Jun 5th, 2009 Archives

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I’ve noticed some big mosquitoes in my lawn and would like to do some spraying. I’ve also read about fogging which seems to be better. What do you recommend?

If you have a small lawn and don’t mind dragging a hose around each time you have to spray, using a product like CYONARA RTS or the organic counterpart MOSQUITO KILLER RTS are both good choices. They’re good for lawns which are smaller than 5000 sq/ft and should be applied weekly for the organic option; once every two weeks for the CYONARA. We also have the ESFENVALERATE CONCENTRATE which will go a lot further and prove to be more economical to apply but you will need to get one of our HOSE END SPRAYERS.

Alternatively, you could decide to fog. Using a fogger for controlling mosquitoes in the lawn would be easy to do but where the fogger really pays off is when you need to treat heavy or dense vegetation. This is explained well in our MOSQUITO CONTROL ARTICLE. Such areas are prone to major infestations and are nearly impossible to effectively treat with a spray. Our line of FOGGERS are both easy to use and extremely effective. The end result when fogging is usually a time and chemical savings so in the long run, the equipment will pay for itself.

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The mosquitoes around my house have gotten so bad I need to do something. I’d like to know how to control mosquitoes using a fogger. There is a guy three houses down that walks around his yard with a little sprayer that seems to be emitting a fog. Do you have something like this and what do I use in it?

There are many ways to control mosquitoes around the house as explained in our MOSQUITO CONTROL ARTICLE. The real key is identifying what system works best for you. In some cases simply spraying will work but fogging is actually the best method overall. It just does a great job of covering all the key locations mosquitoes like to hide and breed and since the machine uses chemical so efficiently, you’re able to get a large area covered with little to no chemical when treating properly.

As for which fogger will be best for you; that will largely depend on your property. After reading our Mosquito article, you should be able to figure out which unit will treat your yard most efficiently. Clearly the FM6208 or FM6309 are good choices but we have units that are both smaller and larger as needed. I personally use the BIFEN CONCENTRATE and nothing else but I don’t have much of a problem to speak of. If you have an established population now, you may want to add some of the NYLAR GROWTH REGULATOR to the tank mix to help break their cycle that much faster.