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Old 08-11-2017, 05:24 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a proven method or device to effectively control these pests? . . They make outdoor activities unbearable . . Thanks
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:54 PM   #2
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Thermacell will save your life.
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:04 PM   #3
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I'll second the Thermacell.
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:10 PM   #4
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I have a couple of friends who bought this Dyna Trap and said they are very pleased with the results. One even bought two to put at her horse barn and her back yard. She said it work very well and better than expected. South of Houston. Need to shop the internet to get your best price on it.
https://www.dynatrap.com/
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:27 PM   #5
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I'll look at the dynatrap . . Thermacell is good but I have to cover a 12 x 30 deck at t-bend . . Thanks
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:34 PM   #6
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I use mosquito misting system on a timer-best investment ever-zero mosquitoes
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:54 PM   #7
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Look up the bug zappers made by Lange Industries. I believe he's in Winnie or Fannett. They're an industrial strength zapper. I've seen a couple in action and it's impressive.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:02 PM   #8
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I have been told by a couple established landscape companies that the below is the best by far. They used to install misting systems but the lines get chewed up and are not as effective as one of these. I'm going to buy one really soon. Not sure what solution goes in the hopper but I can find out.

https://m.stihlusa.com/products/spra...prayers/sr450/


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Old 08-11-2017, 07:08 PM   #9
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I have been told by a couple established landscape companies that the below is the best by far. They used to install misting systems but the lines get chewed up and are not as effective as one of these. I'm going to buy one really soon. Not sure what solution goes in the hopper but I can find out.

https://m.stihlusa.com/products/spra...prayers/sr450/


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Yeah they work if you want to fog yourself all the time. And the first time you don't they'll be back in full force.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:11 PM   #10
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:20 PM   #11
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Yeah they work if you want to fog yourself all the time. And the first time you don't they'll be back in full force.


I could see that being an issue if you have several acres but how hard can it be to turn on the blower once a week or so?


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Old 08-11-2017, 07:49 PM   #12
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Mosquito bump..........
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:09 PM   #13
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Napalm..... lots and lots of napalm...


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Old 08-11-2017, 08:33 PM   #14
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My dad uses cutter. Says it works pretty good. Thermacell is what I use in a small area.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:44 PM   #15
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I have a mosquito misting system, pay a pest control company to fog once a month, and a dynatrap. They are most expensive to cheapest in that order, and also most to least effective. With all three I still use a bug-zapping paddle to kil the two or three that find me whenever I'm outside. Good luck
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:52 PM   #16
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I could see that being an issue if you have several acres but how hard can it be to turn on the blower once a week or so?


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Once a week or so isn't gonna cut it in most cases. Yes it will help, but you really need to spray 2 to 3 times in a 24 hr period. The chemical doesn't have the residual that a lot of companies advertise. Another thing that you miss out on with backpack fogging is spraying everyone evening or night, because that's when a lot of mosquitos come in that weren't there when you sprayed the backpack Fogger. Something else nice about the systems is you have a remote to spray everything whenever you want.
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Old 11-04-2017, 01:56 AM   #17
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You can consult a professional pest controller for you help.
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:46 PM   #18
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Read here https://stoppestinfo.com/136-getting...rs-review.html about zappers. As i know they are effective.
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:40 PM   #19
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Bottle of Cutter and mix in some Bifen XT and spray your yard. Works down here on the coast where I live great.
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:09 PM   #20
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I just ordered some of these. Had a couple of good recommendations.
https://spartanmosquito.com/
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:41 PM   #21
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You must remove all BEER from the area... and give it to a good fiend.
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Old 03-14-2018, 02:11 PM   #22
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I have tried several versions of the zappers and CO-2 traps. They seem to fill up quickly with moths and other bugs. There are probably mosquitoes mixed in there but it's hard to tell. It may trap quite a few for all I know, but I was still getting bit regularly. Most effective for me has been to spray the backyard once a month. I use the Cutters product in the hose-end sprayer. You have to thoroughly hit all the shady places skeeters like to hang out during the day - grass, landscape plants and tree trunks. They especially like to hang out in the groundcover plants I have under trees.
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Old 03-14-2018, 02:15 PM   #23
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Buy a fogger and install a misting system. Bug zappers work pretty good.
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Old 03-14-2018, 02:45 PM   #24
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For those that spray with Cutter and Bifen, any issues with your pets?
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Old 03-14-2018, 02:50 PM   #25
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For those that spray with Cutter and Bifen, any issues with your pets?
According the the Cutter label you just have to keep the pets off the yard until the spray dries.
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Old 03-14-2018, 02:58 PM   #26
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How much are yall paying for the misting systems? Initial install and refills?

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Old 03-14-2018, 03:21 PM   #27
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I just ordered some of these. Had a couple of good recommendations.
https://spartanmosquito.com/
I hope they work because I just ordered some, too.
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:39 PM   #28
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I use the cutter brand spray that you attach to a hose. I use it 2-3 times a month and it really helps. I’ll set a thermacell on the table when sitting outside in the evenings.
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:39 PM   #29
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I use the cutter brand spray that you attach to a hose. I use it 2-3 times a month and it really helps. Iíll set a thermacell on the table when sitting outside in the evenings.
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:12 PM   #30
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No issues with Cutter/Bifen mix. I spray yard every 3 weeks but I do let it dry before letting my dog go out. Keeps the ants out too.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:22 PM   #31
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No issues with Cutter/Bifen mix. I spray yard every 3 weeks but I do let it dry before letting my dog go out. Keeps the ants out too.
what do you use to spray it with? A fogger or the cutter hose attachment?
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:49 PM   #32
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Cyonara, works for a couple of months or until it rains.
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Old 03-15-2018, 06:41 AM   #33
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I use mosquito misting system on a timer-best investment ever-zero mosquitoes
If you have a privacy fence around your yard, this is by far the best option.
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Old 03-15-2018, 07:48 AM   #34
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Bifen out of a hose end sprayer is the ticket, you can mix a little permethrin in there as well.
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Old 04-07-2018, 02:22 AM   #35
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A professional can help you
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:36 AM   #36
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Can either one of y'all recommend a professional?
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Old 04-07-2018, 07:11 AM   #37
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I bought a Stihl backpack mister and will spray Talstar P mixed with a surfactant every three weeks. Thatís what every single ďprofessionalĒ uses. I have had great results. Spray in the evening or morning and wait 30 minutes before letting anyone back in the yard. Focus on bushes and the underside of tree leafs around your house. Overall itíll run you about $600 for all that you need but worth it! If you are looking for immediate knock down power mix Riptide in with the mix.


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Old 04-07-2018, 09:18 AM   #38
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If you can get your hands on some Regent 4sc, spray your whole yard at a rate of 10 oz per acre. I do it every year but you should be fine for up to 2 years. Itís the same active ingredient that the vet gives you to pour on your dogs back for fleas but super concentrated. If a ant even gets close to the perimeter of your yard he is toast. Mosquitoes hate this stuff!! Itís cost about 600.00 a gallon, but should last you many years.
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:38 AM   #39
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Where did you order from?
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:46 AM   #40
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I invested in the stihl backpack fogger - for about $450 at a local shop (in stock). i spray a rolling dose of Suspend, CyKick, and Bifen IT. I just bought some Altosid granules which are really powerful larvacide pellets. I treated the downspouts, french drains, and flower pots with this stuff over the weekend . also i just cleaned my gutters which were full and a soggy mess.

I also keep an oscillating fan on the porch. Add the thermacell and it is a pretty good overall system. certainly not as effective as a daily misting system but good nonetheless.
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:51 AM   #41
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:53 AM   #42
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order off their website. I have 6 set up around my house. More than recommended but figured it couldn't hurt to put a wall around my property and they aren't expensive.
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