John from King, Nc writes
Is this product recommended for mosquitos or would Talstar pro be a better choice? Also would you apply with an atomizer or with a hand pump sprayer?
Bifen XTS is a great product choice for mosquito control. It will last outdoors for 4-8 weeks, depending on rainfall and UV rays in the area the product is applied. The most important thing to remember when treating for mosquitoes is that they hang out on the underside of leaves and shrubs. You should treat all shrubs, bushes and trees, remembering to not only treat the main bush or shrub but also the underside of the leaves. The product is best applied with a mist blower or a hang pump sprayer. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, so if there are any areas of standing water where you are treating, those should be treated as well with BTI Mosquito Dunks or Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide. You may also want to look over our Mosquito Control Article if you have a moment. Either sprayer or mister application would be effective with either product as long as the application is thorough. Oil-based products such as Bifen XTS can stain some surfaces. This is not usually a concern in most areas outside, but you should use caution when treating around the siding of a home. Most oil-based products such as Bifen XTS do have a "chemical" odor but it is not especially strong.
Answer last updated on: 06/28/2018