Good evening,

I am looking for a replacement mosquito repellant/barrier I can spray with my ortho dial a spray hose end.

My neighbor and I had Arrow exterminators spray both of our yards all last year with a mixture of “something” and it worked GREAT!! any idea what they use, and do you have something that will work equally, or better?

I am looking for about 30 days per application. Or there about, depending on rainfall

I do have a dog that spends sometime in the backyard who would be in contact with it, as well s a couple guinea pigs that feed on the grass periodically.

Thank you for your time


“bitten too many times in east atl village “

If you read through our MOSQUITO CONTROL ARTICLE, you’ll learn we have a wide range of products that can be sprayed or fogged in the backyard. Several of these can be used in a HOSE END SPRAYER like the one you described above. The rule to follow here is based on the size of the yard involved and the amount of area you’d like to treat. Generally speaking, anything under 5,000 sq/ft is easy to “spray” with a hose end sprayer. Once you get over 5,000, it becomes more laborious and the method of misting and fogging should be considered. Not only does misting require less work, it will save time and money. As our article explains, misting uses a lot less chemical and over the course of season, the savings could be dramatic based on how much less chemical you’ll be using. More importantly, mist tends to cover and coat local vegetation in such a way that you’ll never be able to duplicate with via a liquid application.

Once you decide if you wish to use the hose end sprayer or one of the FOGGING MACHINES we have listed in our article, the next decision will be to choose a product that can be sprayed. One of the best is the BIFEN. It’s odorless, goes a long way and can last 2-4 weeks. I use it around my home every 2-3 weeks and it controls most everything including mosquitoes. Add to it some NYLAR (which controls the egg developing process) and you’ll find the length of residual activity to increase. I personally don’t use the Nylar I’m okay with treating more frequently. If you want the longest lasting applications, add it to the tank mix and you’ll get better results.

In summary, we sell what professional pest control operators use so whatever had been sprayed in your yard we can supply. When used properly, these products can be safely applied in and around the home without undue risk or hazard being presented to people or pets. And with the right equipment and products, you too can tackle your toughest pest problems including mosquitoes. Give us a call if you need further help or assistance. Our local number is 770-985-9392 and we’re open Mon-Fri.

Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:

Mosquito Control Article:  http://www.mosquitoes.net/mosquito-control

Hose End Sprayers:  http://www.gotosprayer.com/sprayers/hose-end-sprayers

Fogging Machines:  http://www.gotosprayer.com/fogging

Bifen:  http://www.bugspray.com/item/bifen_it.html

Nylar:  http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page1615.html


I’ve heard great things about your products, and am hoping you can give me some advice on which products might be best for me. I’m interested in killing the mosquitoes that plague our backyard… my kids won’t play out there because there are so many and I can’t blame them.
We live on a double lot in Wisconsin (near Milwaukee) that backs up to several hundred acres of woods. There is no stream or swamp that I know of or can see. We don’t have a pond, fountain or other water feature. We have a full basement, but they did add on to the house and the additions have a crawl space and a cement slab foundation.
I looked through the products that you offer, and I’m just not sure which would be best. Fogging seems effective, but we have so much woods, I’m wondering if it would really provide any relief or if more bugs would arrive after we fogged. The dunks and granules seem great, but we don’t have any standing water that I can see (we do have a garden and plenty of flower beds that I water). I’m most interested in the moquito pheromone trap and the bat houses, to be honest. I have 3 kids and a dog, and that seems the most inobtrusive way to get rid of the bugs…….. I don’t like putting sprays on the kids, particularly the 1-year-old.
Do you have any advice for me? Thanks so much for your time!

As explained in our MOSQUITO CONTROL ARTICLE, there is no need for water to be present in order for mosquitos to be active in any given area. There are many locations where they can thrive with no visible water around and in most any yard, such locations are available. That being said, to get control of the ones on your property will probably be best obtained by going with either the Spray or the Fogging options we have listed.

As for repellents; they don’t really do anything to the local population and are really only suggested as a way to keep them off pets and children when you travel. Clearly the use of insect repellent is not a “control” and when it comes to infestations on the property, it’s not something we recommend.

Since you are receptive to the concept of having bats control your local population, I would say the installation of a BAT HOUSE would be a great way to start. Since it takes some time to get the house conditioned so that bats will move in, it’s never too early to set some out.

To help keep the mosquitos minimized until the bats start helping, you might consider the ORGANIC MOSQUITO SPRAY we have listed. It’s very safe and will pose no hazard to people, pets or the environment. No special equipment is needed to do the work and I’m sure you’ll obtain adequate results so that you and your family can go outside and not be eaten alive.