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Old 04-07-2015, 09:04 AM
 
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HELP ME!

I have Mosquitoes all around my house. I have use Telstar spray but it does not work at all on Mosquitoes.

What can I do? Please help! Mosquitoes are biting my children.
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Old 04-07-2015, 09:14 AM
 
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HELP ME!

I have Mosquitoes all around my house. I have use Telstar spray but it does not work at all on Mosquitoes.

What can I do? Please help! Mosquitoes are biting my children.
They're biting me too. Can't stay outside even for 1 min.
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Old 04-07-2015, 09:18 AM
 
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Check for standing water around your yard. I'm surprised you are seeing them so often this early in the season.

Use off or natural mosquito repellent, use mosquito repellent candles, buy a mosquito trap.
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Old 04-07-2015, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Houston Metro
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Welcome to Houston. Better start getting used to Off or Citronella candles or the questionably effective mosquito traps. You can spray the yard with products like Bayer Advanced Complete Insect Killer but nothing will be 100% effective at keeping mosquitoes away.
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Old 04-07-2015, 09:39 AM
 
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I'll bet the rent money that there is standing water in 99% of the rain gutters in Houston. It got so bad at my house I threw dunks into the neighbor's gutters. Check those yard drains, too. I tie mosquito dunks to the grate so that they do not wash away.
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Old 04-07-2015, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Non Extradition Country
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deep woods off.

have mosquito misting system installed.
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:00 AM
 
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Here is what I'm currently doing:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Amazon.com : Chapin 61900 Tree/Turf Pro Commercial Backpack Sprayer SS Wand, 4-Gallon : Compression Sprayers : Patio, Lawn & Garden

I did an initial application that seemed very successful; however, it was when we had that little cool front come through, so I don't know what impact, if any, that may have had.

The active ingredient is Permethrin, which is what the US military has used for treating uniforms for 20 years.

It is a pyrethroid similar to what is used in Cutter ( Lambda-Cyhalothrin ) to treat yards.

Cutter worked pretty well for me but was kind of pricey. This is a much cheaper alternative that you can also modify the concentration (observe instructions).

I just know that since I applied it early last week, I've not had any mosquito issues in my back yard. But like I said, I'm not sure how much of that may be weather related
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:13 AM
 
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BTW, I've been thinking about trying this as well:

http://www.amazon.com/Viper-Insect-C...s=cypermethrin

After reading this:

Comparison of bednets treated with alphacypermethrin, permethrin or lambdacyhalothrin against Anopheles gambiae in the Gambia. - PubMed - NCBI
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:45 AM
 
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We opted out of the spraying system for this

Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Trap | CO2 Mosquito Trap


Propane tank lasts 21 days, exchange the tank and replace the attractant cartridge. It has worked great the last two years
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Take a B-complex vitamin daily. You may give off an odor that keeps bugs away.
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