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Old 05-30-2018, 02:58 AM
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Originally Posted by dspencer View Post
I have seen a little discussion on a new product. Spartan Mosquito Eradicator.
2 for 20 dollars and you just hang it up. Supposed to cover an acre for 90 days. It takes 3 or 4 days before you notice it working. So far I believe 3/4 or the respondents said they have seen far fewer mosquito's since putting it up. The other opinion is that it does not work.

Personally I use a propane powered fogger and it seems to work real good for a couple of weeks at a time. I imagine that if it were used by all my neighbors it would work longer.
You have to wait till there is no wind for it to work right.
The propane fogger works great. It is ideal for getting into/under hard to reach spaces. It kicks their ass when they are hiding under a deck!! If you live really close to your neighbors you may want to let them know. If you get heavy handed it will cause a large cloud.
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Old 05-30-2018, 03:57 AM
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I have order more Bifen. What's a good fogger to use?
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:37 AM
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Bifen, bifen, bifen..... .
IT or XTS for outdoor?
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I hate monthly pay subscriptions but we have a fogger guy that comes every three weeks during skeeter season. It works very well. There are no mosquitos in my yard, and I back up to thick marshy woods.
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I just order cedar oil this morning. It's supposed to work on mosquitoes and ticks. We'll see....

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Originally Posted by Striper In View Post
IT or XTS for outdoor?
I use IT. I won't see a mosquito for 3 weeks and I live in a marsh.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Striper In View Post
IT or XTS for outdoor?
XTS. The IT is water soluble and can be used for indoor. The XTS is oil based and lasts several months outdoors:




Bifen IT contains 7.9% Bifenthrin. Bifen I/T is a water based insecticide used for killing termites, carpenter ants, fleas, ticks, chinch bugs and many other pests. Bifen XTS is an oil based product which allows it to have much longer residual and water resistant. It also contains 25.1 % vs. 7.9% active ingredient.
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XTS. The IT is water soluble and can be used for indoor. The XTS is oil based and lasts several months outdoors:




Bifen IT contains 7.9% Bifenthrin. Bifen I/T is a water based insecticide used for killing termites, carpenter ants, fleas, ticks, chinch bugs and many other pests. Bifen XTS is an oil based product which allows it to have much longer residual and water resistant. It also contains 25.1 % vs. 7.9% active ingredient.
Thank you.
How many gallons out of Quart of the XTS?
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:15 AM
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Thank you.
How many gallons out of Quart of the XTS?
Not sure what you’re asking here but I use .32 ozs. per gallon with a surfactant. This is the cheapest I’ve found:

https://www.solutionsstores.com/bifen-xts
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Originally Posted by back at it View Post

Not sure what you’re asking here but I use .32 ozs. per gallon with a surfactant. This is the cheapest I’ve found:

https://www.solutionsstores.com/bifen-xts
Based on that , Out of 1 Quart I would make 100 Gallons.
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Based on that , Out of 1 Quart I would make 100 Gallons.
Yeah,you'll be set. I just buy it by the quart since it's so strong. Not sure what the shelf life is out in the garage through the year. Be sure to spray all your bushes too, they love to hang out in bushes also.
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Originally Posted by 04keywest1720 View Post
I have order more Bifen. What's a good fogger to use?
I use our fogger regularly. I got it on Amazon, but both Home Depot's in the area (22nd and Tyrone) stock them and the fog. Lowe's probably has them too. They are pretty low-tech, not much to set one apart from the other, IMO.
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You can go the Bifen route, I may try the method my neighbors have been using. They have planted some lemon grass but said what they found works the best is they have a few hanging citronella plants around the yard. Natural deterrent and seems to match and blend in well with their gardens.
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Originally Posted by back at it View Post
Yeah,you'll be set. I just buy it by the quart since it's so strong. Not sure what the shelf life is out in the garage through the year. Be sure to spray all your bushes too, they love to hang out in bushes also.
Perfect, thank you, ordering now.
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I'll have to get some XTS soon. I could get some stronger stuff in Florida since I still have another year or so left on my pesticide and Mosquito Control Inspector certification from when I was a Mosquito Control helicopter spray pilot. Advice has been very good on here. Don't forget to look at the plants either because they can hold water. Bromeliad plants are a good breeding ground for Mosquitos in Florida. When I visit my Brother's place in Key Largo I always do a walk around inspection for him and tell him where mosquitos are breeding. They used to have about ten Bromeliad plants around the place and each one of them were breeding. They took them all out after I showed them how they were breeding and it has helped a lot.

If you're spraying, don't forget to spray in the bushes or trees that give shade since that's where they will hang out during the day. Rain gutters are often overlooked for a place that breeds. I have to clean mine out because pine needles have trapped moisture and mosquitos are breeding there now.
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You've got Aedes aegypti in St. Pete. They are breeding in water containers around your back yard. And by the way you describe the situation, the breeding is likely taking place within 100 feet of your back yard. Look for 5-gallon buckets. Clogged rain gutters. Boats that are holding water. Anything BIG or small that is holding water.

Then as others have said, use Bifenthrin XTS in your backyard and shady areas to kill the adults.
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I waxed my truck today and had my garage door open. I got eaten alive, they are here sEFL
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I ordered a quart of the Bifen XTS....have a small grass backyard with 6 foot walls and a few overhanging branches over 1 or 2 walls with some other bushes in a few corners....best way to apply is with conventional sprayer or fogger? Thanks for the great information!
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We had a system installed with a large tank of repellent and misters around the perimeter of our back yard and a small upper deck area. It is set to spray twice a day and we have a remote we can use if we need an additional spray. We do not see any mosquitos and we back on to a marsh. We have a little creek that borders back yard and if i cross that towards the marsh outside of the area the spraying covers the mosquitos are thick. Only real downside is it doesn't work on Noseeums.
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Originally Posted by limey940 View Post
We had a system installed with a large tank of repellent and misters around the perimeter of our back yard and a small upper deck area. It is set to spray twice a day and we have a remote we can use if we need an additional spray. We do not see any mosquitos and we back on to a marsh. We have a little creek that borders back yard and if i cross that towards the marsh outside of the area the spraying covers the mosquitos are thick. Only real downside is it doesn't work on Noseeums.

I don't currently have any mosquito here on the islands, but when I move back to Florida, I'm 100 percent buying an in-ground piped fogger or mister system. We spend thousands of $ on watering systems and deal with horrible misquitos. I figure you could lay pvc piping around your yards, incricle shrubs, and your patio add nozzels. Then spray a commercial fooger in one end twice a day, maybe even set it on a timer and run it Dawn and Dusk. I bet it knocks them down to nothing. Totally worth it because I have been to the point where you can't use your patio, grill something, or even work in the garage without getting eating alive.

What brand system are you using?
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