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Russell from Homer Louisiana writes

Is Riptide 5.0% Pyrethrin ULV the best insecticide to use to control maggie gnats (water flys) spiders, noseeums and other biting flies around a lake?

I live on a lake water on 3 sides the spiders & gnats are bad .. I have a back pack sprayer 3 gal .. I really want to just mist the seawall area & yard 2-3 foot up along side of house .. I have treated the balconies in the past with it over the counter insecticide it made a bigger mess with the Gnats then expected The clean up almost worse than the gnats However the spiders are almost uncontrollable thanks for your help


Riptide 5.0% Pyrethrin ULV is specifically formulated for use in foggers and misting systems and would only work well for quick control of flying insects but it does not offer a long lasting residual. This cannot be used around bodies of water where there is aquatic life. For treating around the lake EcoVia EC is labeled for a broad range of insects around bodies of water and for a residual spray to treat areas around the home or structure, Onslaught FastCap Spider and Scorpion  Insecticide along with with an IGR like Tekko Pro would be recommended. Both EcoVia EC and Onlsaught + Tekko Pro should be applied using a backpack sprayer or pump sprayer.

Answer last updated on: 09/13/2021

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