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I’ve got a mosquito net I’d like to treat since I’m sure it’s lost all the chemical that was on it when I first purchased it two years ago. When I first started using it, it seemed to work better. Now I see mosquitoes and other small insects are landing on it and they don’t seem to be bothered at all by it. What can I spray on it to make it repel them?

The most common mosquito net treatment is to spray it with PERMETHRIN which you will find listed in our MOSQUITO CONTROL ARTICLE. Permethrin is odorless, won’t affect the netting in any way and will actively repel and/or kill any mosquitoes that land on it. As a general rule, you should retreat the net once a month if it’s left outside in the sun and not washed or stored.

If you store the net out of the elements and only take it out when in use, treatments should last longer and may not be required as frequently. If you wash the net with detergents, you will need to apply more Permethrin at least once every two washes if not more frequently. This is because the washing will effectively remove all of the Permethrin each time it’s washed.

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I’m looking for bulk mosquito netting I can purchase so I can cut it for use as screening. We have a screened in porch with odd shaped windows that have useless screens which are letting in every insect imaginable including mosquitoes. I’m hoping you have something that’s a lot tighter I can use. Please send info.

We have a really tight MOSQUITO SCREENING. that can seal out most any insect including most no see ums. Commonly used for custom made screen windows, it will keep out any large insect like a mosquito or even a gnat. No see ums can be tough and if you find they are finding their way inside, get some PERMETHRIN AEROSOL or PERMETHRIN CONCENTRATE and treat the screening every couple of weeks. This should slow down anything wanting in and the odorless Permethrin won’t be noticed.

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I have mosquitoes in the yard and have read your article about how we can control them. My yard isn’t that big and I know that mini fogger you mentioned would probably handle it. But is there anything wrong with getting a mosquito fogger that is a bit larger than needed?

Not at all. Any mosquito fogger would help; the larger capacity units we have would enable you to treat faster thus saving time and energy. If you review our MOSQUITO CONTROL ARTICLE, you’ll see the MINI FOGGER is in fact a good choice for small yards. But the FM 6309 and FM 6208 can handle the same sized yards as well as our BACK PACK FOGGER. The bottom line is that with smaller yards, there is no need for the big units but they’ll be Ok to use should you choose to invest in one that might seem oversized.

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I have seen one mosquito in my house for the past week and I think it has been feeding on my kid. She keeps getting these little bites on her arms and legs at night. What can I use inside the home that’s safe? anything organic?

A single mosquito in your house could bite a few times but this would probably only happen over a 1-2 day period. Once it got a blood meal, it would look to reproduce and typically won’t bite over and over for a week or more. I suspect there may be either a source inside the home where they are reproducing already and new ones are currently active. Alternatively, you may have new ones coming inside which is common during the warm summer months.

I suggest you review our online mosquito control article which will list several control options for this persistent pest. The most common product used inside is the aerosol PT-565 which is both highly active on them and safe to use inside. This could be used in vacant rooms every night, as everyone is going to bed, and should kill off the ones that are hatched and active.

An ORGANIC MOSQUITO CONTROL option would be the ORGANIC FLYING INSECT KILLER. This could be used safely where people are active. Though neither aerosol will provide long term control, they would easily take care of any that are flying around the home inside and can provide quick and easy control for the occasional inside nuisance mosquito.

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The mosquito repellent I’ve been using isn’t working anymore. Deet used to be good but for some reason, it doesn’t seem to stop these guys from landing on me and sucking some blood. Do¬† you have anything different I might try? I like to work in my organic garden without being attacked but this year is really bad and I need some relief.

Mosquito repellent comes in many forms. We have found the MOSQUITO 100% DEET works well as does the MOSQUITO CITRONELLA LOTION. We also have the MOSQUITO REPELLENT WITH SUNBLOCK option is good for when you expect to be out in direct sunlight where mosquitoes are active. This seems to be a good product for regions of the United States like the Southeast where Asian Tiger mosquitoes come out during the day.

Additionally, we have many mosquito repellents that can be used around the yard to help keep them off your property all of which can be seen in our MOSQUITO CONTROL ARTICLE. These mosquito repellents can offer some relief by chasing them away from your property before they ever arrive.

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Mosquito Control Products are listed below in the following sections:

  1. MOSQUITO REPELLENTS FOR USE IN BIG AREAS
  2. MOSQUITO REPELLENTS FOR PERSONAL PROTECTION
  3. MOSQUITO TREATMENTS AND LOTIONS FOR MOSQUITO BITES
  4. MOSQUITO LARVICIDES AND GROWTH REGULATORS
  5. MOSQUITO SPRAY FOR THE YARD
  6. ORGANIC MOSQUITO SPRAYS FOR THE YARD
  7. MOSQUITO AEROSOLS FOR THE HOUSE AND YARD
  8. MOSQUITO FOGGING MACHINES
  9. MOSQUITO FOGGER CHEMICALS
  10. MOSQUITO FOGGER ORGANIC CHEMICAL CONCENTRATES
  11. MOSQUITO TRAPS AND KILLERS

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MOSQUITO REPELLENTS FOR USE IN BIG AREAS

MOSQUITO REPELLENTS FOR PERSONAL PROTECTION

MOSQUITO TREATMENTS AND LOTIONS FOR MOSQUITO BITES

MOSQUITO LARVICIDES AND GROWTH REGULATORS

MOSQUITO SPRAY FOR THE YARD

ORGANIC MOSQUITO SPRAYS FOR THE YARD

MOSQUITO AEROSOLS FOR THE HOUSE AND YARD

MOSQUITO FOGGING MACHINES

MOSQUITO FOGGER CHEMICALS

MOSQUITO FOGGER ORGANIC CHEMICAL CONCENTRATES

MOSQUITO TRAPS AND KILLERS

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I would like to know what you’re best mosquito killer is. We have a bad problem I want to treat.

There really isn’t a “best” mosquito killer. If you take a little time to review our online MOSQUITO CONTROL article, what you’ll learn is that we have many products available for many different situations. For some people, merely repelling them is an adequate form of control. For most people, either spraying or fogging will turn out to be the best method of reducing local populations.

At this point you should read the article. As you’ll learn, spraying a small yard with ESFENVALERATE or MOSQUITO KILLER RTS are viable options. If you have a large area to treat, one of the many fogging machines we have in the article should be the best choice overall as they will both save time and chemical usage.

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I’ve been seeing mosquitoes in my lawn and it looks like they’re nesting in the grass. Is this possible? I do water the lawn every other night but i thought they needed water to breed?

They do need water to breed but it doesn’t have to be standing water like a lake or pond. In fact, the water which accumulates in the lawn following a good rain or water sprinkle cycle can many times be enough to make them happy. First they’ll move in for shelter and if the good conditions persist, they’ll start reproducing for sure.

Mosquito lawn treatment is easy since the area is wide open and usually accessible. We’ve got many methods detailed in our MOSQUITO CONTROL ARTICLE including liquid spraying and fogging. ESFENVALERATE works well, is easy to apply and covers a large area. If you prefer something organic, go with the MOSQUITO KILLER RTS. It won’t last as long as the Esfenvalerate but it does work and it comes with it’s own hose end sprayer. Be sure to treat any ground cover which may be harboring mosquitoes as well. Mosquitoes will flock to anything moist and many species only need a drop of water to survive so there are a lot of plants which can serve as fertile areas for them to reproduce.

If you have a large area to treat, you’ll find one of the Fogging solutions mentioned in our artilce will prove to be more effective and efficient for lawn treating. In the long run, you’ll use a lot less chemical and save a bunch of time as well. Fogging will work on the structure, in the lawn or on any plant growth as well.

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I have read your amazing site and it seems you have all bases covered if I want to treat for mosquitos. Problem is I can’t decide what would be best for me!! Is there a simple answer for someone that has .5 to .75 of an acre? About half the yard is open and the other half is filled with ground cover like ivy and shrubs. I know I won’t be able to control all the mosquitos in the neighborhood but if I can just be able to go outside and not get eaten (or my dogs for that matter) I would be happy. Any help here would be appreciated.

Sorry for the confusion; there are a lot of options and it just gets more confusing all the time with new products coming and going. Fortunately for our customers we do all the “leg work” to find out which ones are best suited for their situation. Based on the information you sent us listed above, here is what I would recommend.

I have a yard similar to what you’re describing. I use the BACK PACK FOGGER with nothing but BIFEN in it and I only have to fog once every 2 weeks. It controls everything from mosquitos to ants to roaches to gnats. I could probably treat even less frequently but because we’ve been getting so much rain (and I live on a big river), there is a lot of bug pressure so I don’t want to give them a chance to get established. Over the years twice a month applications seem to keep them at bay whether it’s dry or wet so that’s the routine I stick to and I never have a problem.

Do you have to get a Back Pack Fogger to do this work? Definitely not. For me, it just saves so much time and works so well, it has paid for itself over the years for sure. It only takes me 10-12 minutes to do the entire property and I’m even spraying every side of my house which is almost 50 feet tall in some areas. The point I’m making is that I’m able to walk freely, misting and blowing my yard clean, as I treat it for all kinds of bugs. One of our ELECTRIC FOGGERS would do the same thing but it would take longer for you to get the job done. Spraying would take even longer and over time, you’d probably not keep it up like you will fogging. Additionally, the foggers use almost half as much chemical and get so much better coverage that again, you’ll get better results with less effort and chemical.

One other thing worth mentioning. In the past year, we started selling a food grade fogging compound known as ECO IC which has turned out to work quite well too. It won’t last as long and I’m not sure you’ll be able to go 2 weeks between treatments but we have been selling it for two years and it works for sure. If you are at all hesitant about using the Bifen, the ECO would be a great alternative option that does in fact work well. Hope this helps!