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Spraying to control ticks and mosquitos around the yard

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  • Spraying to control ticks and mosquitos around the yard

    Last year was a total misery around here, when it wasn't to wet to ride the flying bloodsucking army was lying in wait to attack as a soon as we tried to ride, this was the cost of one practice test


    This year we are equally wet, and when my arena, currently swap, reminder to self check for gators before venturing out there, actually dies out, it is going to be as bad.

    I have seen this stuff advertised, http://www.mosquitobarrier.com/ has anyone tried it?

    Can any one recommend a similar spray on product to treat garden, yard, roundpen, maybe some of the grazing area?
    I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

    Practicing Member of the Not too Klassy for Boxed Wine Clique

  • #2
    No idea, but I may try it too.


    • #3
      The local Garden column had some recommends for a garlic based yard spray to prevent ticks and mosquitos from being such a problem. Some folks wrote to the paper after, said spraying the yard with the garlic spray worked for them. Children and dogs came in with very few or no bites after playing in the yard. So they were very happy using the spray, no chemicals for kids rolling on the grass or dogs brushing plants.

      Sorry, no name brands for you. Maybe a search would turn them up for you. They did spray yard again after rain, probably reapplying the spray will depend on your local conditions.

      Have you tried the Torpedo "dunks" for mosquito wet places? I get mine at Home Depot, and they seem to work fairly well. These are fish shaped, black, and will dry out if the wet spot does, but reactivate when the location gets wet again. They sink, not float and last more than 30 days. I liked them a lot more than those round dunks sold for wet places to prevent mosquito larvae hatching. And it is fun to shoot them into the seasonal "ponds" with the slingshot!! Mine covers enough ground that I put several Torpedos in for enough water amount coverage. Water is usually gone by mid-August.


      • Original Poster

        I haven't seen the dunks, off to google that.

        It's all out war here this year
        I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

        Practicing Member of the Not too Klassy for Boxed Wine Clique


        • #5
          Highyield 38. Mix it One once per gallon. I don't know if this is the best price on it. This was the first link that Google popped up. I think I normally pay about $38 for the quart size.


          It works, and it's the cheapest I've found.


          • Original Poster

            Found a local stockist for the mosquito barrier stuff, bought a bottle, going to be spraying on Thursday, I'll let you know the results
            I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

            Practicing Member of the Not too Klassy for Boxed Wine Clique


            • #7
              We have a professional come spray. I literally live in a coastal marsh where we have unbelievable mosquitos. This is the first year we have tried spraying and I can say it works extremely well giving us about three weeks of relief at a time.


              • #8
                Originally posted by Tom King View Post
                Highyield 38. Mix it One once per gallon. I don't know if this is the best price on it. This was the first link that Google popped up. I think I normally pay about $38 for the quart size.


                It works, and it's the cheapest I've found.
                Tom, does this control other bugs too? We are having a serious problem with gnats right now, that is why I ask.