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Old 03-22-2012, 08:50 PM
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For those that live near the water, mosquitoes are a constant annoyance. Now my youngest has shown signs of some pretty nasty reactions to mosquito bites, so I started looking into mosquito control systems. None of the ones I looked at, particularly the mosquito magnet, had very high reviews.

Anybody here have any positive experiences with mosquito control devices or tactics?
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Forget them all. Buy 3/4 gallons of Bifen IT. Spray it at a rate of 3/4 oz to a gallon of water.

You won't see a mosquito, an ant, a roach, a termite, nothing. It's safe for pets, children, and adults as soon as it's dry. We spray an acre about once every 3 months as well as all my neighbors in an area of Texas that is known for the biggest mosquitos that travel the furthest. We hardly ever see one and we are right on the water.

Only thing not to spray on is plants you intend to eat.

We dilute 1oz per gallon and use in house as well.

You will think I'm a god later! I swear...you'll get your outdoor life back. You should pay less than $60 per 3/4 gallon jug. Ive been buying it at a case price from a local feed store (4 jugs to a case) for just under $50 each and splitting it up with my neighbors.

Please let me know your result. And seriously don't waste your money on anything else...I already did for you.

The inventors should really pay me...I am a walking commercial for the stuff.
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IMHO the only thing that works is your County doing Aeriel spraying. Localized control is a waste of money. Monroe County does a great job in the Keys. When I come down to my vacation home in the Keys I never see a skeeter, In Wisconsin I can not even sit on my deck after dusk you WILL lose a gallon of blood. I have tried every gimmick known to man kind, they are all a joke.
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Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
IMHO the only thing that works is your County doing Aeriel spraying. Localized control is a waste of money. Monroe County does a great job in the Keys. When I come down to my vacation home in the Keys I never see a skeeter, In Wisconsin I can not even sit on my deck after dusk you WILL lose a gallon of blood. I have tried every gimmick known to man kind, they are all a joke.


You try my method...if it doesn't work I buy your remaining Bifen. I swear by this shit. I have nothing to do with them either...just a really really happy customer!!!!!!!

Forgot to mention: spray everything, decks, flower beds, half way up the walls of the house, crawl space if you got one. EVERYTHING UNLESS YU INTEND TO EAT IT.

At my home in Houston I use a little garden sprayer that attaches to the hose. For the acre on the water I drag a 25 gallon tank with an electric pump behind the Mule. It's got two sprayers that will spray about 7' wide.
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I agree with freedbaby. I also have a place in Sargent, Texas and the mosquitoes are very bad at times there. I have worked in Nigeria in Malaria areas for many years and have learned a great deal about mosquitos and the different species and their habits. All mosquitos rest underneath things during the day. Then at dusk they come out to feed. If you spray about 2-3 hours before dark - especially underneath things or in thick vegetation - they will leave. A mosquito only has a range of about 1/4 mile and most won't travel that far. If you keep them off of your property on a regular basis, you will be surprised how few return each day. The Bifen works very well, just make sure to hit any vegetation, heavy grass or clover and underneath houses, trailers, steps or anything that provides darkness and moisture.
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Great advice guys, thanks for posting. We get swarms of nasty ones here.
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what about no-seeums? Will bifin it fight them? I am going to get some today.
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How long does the bifen last before you have to reapply?
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I ordered some off of ebay. 39 and change shipped for 3/4 gallon seemed like the best deal I could find. Shipping from Florida so hopefully it won't take long to get here.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BiFen-I-T-3-...item41637d4a92
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Thanks! I knew someone on here would have a solution! Ordering today. I will report results
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Originally Posted by bellsisland View Post
what about no-seeums? Will bifin it fight them? I am going to get some today.
Bell, please report back... you live right down river from me and I would like to see how this works in our area. I was torn to shreads last night playing around on the dock.

I don't think anything will really work in our area. The river is only 100' wide, nothing but raw woods/swamp on the other side.
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There is a service here that comes by and fogs my yard once a month. They hook up a fogger to a backpack blower and go to town for about twenty minutes.

It kills everyone of them dead as a hammer and I don't have them all summer long. You can buy the parts and pieces yourself, but you need a pesticide aplicators license to get the chemicals.

$60/month
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Originally Posted by justinwillianm View Post
Forget them all.
I'll make you the same offer. Give it a shot since I know you haven't (because if you had you wouldn't have made the comment) and if you find it doesn't work...I buy your remaining Bifen.

For the others.

I spray about 3 to 4 times a year...of course a bit more often in the hotter seasons, but none in the winter. I usually get about 60 days during the summer when its the worst. Of course it depends a lot on rain fall and how much standing water is around.
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Originally Posted by Contractor View Post
There is a service here that comes by and fogs my yard once a month. They hook up a fogger to a backpack blower and go to town for about twenty minutes.

It kills everyone of them dead as a hammer and I don't have them all summer long. You can buy the parts and pieces yourself, but you need a pesticide aplicators license to get the chemicals.

$60/month
They are using Bifen and some places will try and make you show a license for it but the truth is it isn't required. For $60, you will be able to pay for a years worth of spraying.
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Yeah putting the boat on the lift, I get destroyed. Stop by the dock for a cold one some time. I am just past the plantations.

I am going to spray around the dock I will let you know what happens.


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Bell, please report back... you live right down river from me and I would like to see how this works in our area. I was torn to shreads last night playing around on the dock.

I don't think anything will really work in our area. The river is only 100' wide, nothing but raw woods/swamp on the other side.
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Has anyone tried to fog apply this chemical?
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Originally Posted by bellsisland View Post
Yeah putting the boat on the lift, I get destroyed. Stop by the dock for a cold one some time. I am just past the plantations.

I am going to spray around the dock I will let you know what happens.
Will do, always up for a cold one... made it down that way this weekend for the first time. Love the river - its a little hairy up past Gregg's landing, but can be done at 3/4 low.

Let me know if you try that spray...
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