Mavrik Perimeter Insecticide can be used to treat for mosquitoes. With Mavrik Perimeter there is no lingering odor or visible residue, and when dry it is non-toxic and non-repellent to honey bees. Mix Mavrik at a rate of 1/3 - 2/3 tsp per gallon of water.
Mavrik is going to be most effective as a contact spray and can continue to control certain insect pests for a week or longer though it should be reapplied as needed. Talstar P will have a residual of about 30 days outside. The key with mosquito treatments is to apply to the underside of leaves of trees and bushes as this is where the adults lay during the day.
For best results, Mavirk should be applied on a clear day, when you are not expecting any rain for at least 24 hours.
The only product we carry that would not be harmful to bees once dry is Mavrik Perimeter. We would recommend applying early morning or late evening when they are less active.
Mavrik Perimeter is not safe to apply in areas will animals will be grazing even when dry. If you will give us more information about the pest(s) you need to treat, we will be happy to recommend an alternative product.
Mavrik Perimeter would be the best product to use for mosquito control if you are concerned about bees. Mavrik is for outdoor use and is known for its immediate control of a variety of insects including mosquitoes. With Mavrik there is no lingering odor or visible residue and it is non toxic and non repellent to bees once the application is dry.
Mavrik Perimeter should be applied using a handpump or backpack sprayer for dispersing the product at the rate of 0.5 fl oz per 5 gallons (or 0.1 to 1 gallon of water).
Mavrik Perimeter is labeled for cold fogging applicators only. Please refer to the product label for complete mixing and application instructions.
Eggs incubate over winter in the bag, emerge as worms in late May, and the cycle begins all over again. Mavrik Perimeter is labeled for bagworms at 1.2-3 ml per gallon of water. Insecticides are not effective when the bagworms are in their protective casings.
We do not recommend mixing two residual insecticides like Mavrik Perimeter and Talstar P. We advise that you use an IGR like Tekko Pro with Talstar to increase the results. You also need to spray on a schedule every 21-28 days. Please view our How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes Treatment Guide for more information.
There are not restrictions on mixing most herbicides and insecticides; however, we do not recommend mixing broadleaf herbicides with products you are using for mosquito control such as Mavrik. This is because you will need to treat ornamental shrubs, low tree branches, etc. to treat for mosquitoes effectively, yet an herbicide like 2,4-D will harm these desirable ornamental plants. You can view more tips in our Mosquito Treatment Guide here.
Mavrik would be the best product to use for Mosquito control when concerned about bees and butterflies. Mavrik Perimeter is for outdoor use and is known for its immediate control of a variety of insects including stubborn mosquitoes and ants. With Mavrik Perimeter there is no lingering odor or visible residue and when dry it is non toxic and non repellent to honey bees once the application is dry.