The Mosquito Control Kit - Economy contains the professional products you need to treat small areas or low-level mosquito populations around homes, businesses, or similar localized areas to effectively get rid of mosquitoes that can spread dangerous diseases like West Nile, the Zika Virus, etc. Talstar P is a liquid insecticide with the active ingredient bifenthrin for residual protection against adult mosquitoes on structures and ornamental plants, while Bonide Mosquito Beater packets contain the natural bacteria Bti in convenient, water-soluble packets that kill developing mosquitoes in standing water. This economy kit treats up to 16,000 square feet plus 1,200 square feet of water.
We recommend that the most complete mosquito Treatment always include a good Inspection as well as lawn Sanitationto find and reduce the hot spots where mosquitoes breed and harbor. Using this complete approach will ensure you get the best results out of your pesticide applications.
The products in the Mosquito Control Kit - Economy are easy to measure and apply and have quantities that treat most small yards for mosquito season. As with all pests, it is crucial to address the environmental conditions that support mosquito populations. While it is unrealistic to expect 100% control of all mosquitoes, taking the time to do a good Inspection so that you can address both land and water conditions that favor mosquitoes will help you get the best results from your mosquito Treatment.
How to Apply the Mosquito Control Kit - Economy
STEP 1 - SANITATION
Because mosquitoes need water to lay eggs and develop, finding and eliminating water sources is a crucial step in managing mosquito populations.
*Check for areas where rainwater collects such as bird baths, flowerpots, gutters, rain barrels, pool covers, animal drinking water receptacles, deep hollows in trees, standing puddles, and any other areas where water may collect. Minimize water collection and empty these containers as you are able, and treat other standing water with larvicides (see STEP 2).
*Keep trees and shrubs pruned and grasses short to reduce areas where moisture is retained and adult mosquitoes like to rest.
*Remove or reduce piles of yard debris to reduce harborage areas.
STEP 2 - LARVICIDE - Bonide Mosquito Beater WSP
The Mosquito Beater WSP are water-soluble packets that contain Bacillus Thuringiensis Israelensis (Bti), a natural toxin to mosquito larvae.
*Packets will dissolve in standing water, although they may be opened to treat areas less than 38 square feet (see below).
*Use packets to treat almost any containerized standing water such as bird baths, gutters, animal feeding troughs, small ponds, rain barrels, unused swimming pools or hot tubs, or almost anywhere else water is expected to collect for 24 hours or more.
*To treat clear water, low larval infestations or young larvae (egg hatch to mid-third instar), use one packet to treat up to 50 square feet of water, regardless of depth.
*When larger larvae predominate, larval populations are high, or water is polluted or contains algae, use 2 packets per 50 square feet.
*To apply to smaller areas such as bird baths or flower pots, trim off a corner of the pouch and sprinkle granules onto the area to be treated:
*Up to 12.5 sq. ft.: use ¼ pouch;
*12.5 to 25 sq. ft.: use ½ pouch;
*25 to 37.5 sq. ft.: use ¾ pouch
*Replace packets every 7 to 14 days as needed.
*Bti is safe for use around fish, aquatic life, amphibians, other beneficial insects, and pets.
*Do not apply to finished human drinking water.
*Do not apply to New York State waters such as natural lakes, ponds, streams, catch basins, or wetlands, or to areas that may drain into these natural bodies of water.
*Store unused packets in a cool, dry place out of reach of children and pets.
STEP 3 - INSECTICIDE - Talstar P
Talstar P is a liquid concentrate that must be diluted in water only and applied with pressurized equipment such as the Chapin 1 Gallon Pump Sprayer. A thorough application to mosquito resting areas will help to reduce biting adult populations both upon initial spraying and for weeks after the treatment.
*Dilute Talstar P at a rate of 1 oz. of concentrate per gallon of water or per 1,000 square feet of area to be treated.
*To measure Talstar P, squeeze the bottle to fill the small reservoir with the desired amount of concentrate. Remove only the cap on the small reservoir to dispense the pre-measured liquid. *To make dilution, add desired amount of water to spray tank, add Talstar P, then stir, shake, or agitate the tank to ensure proper mixing before spraying.
*Apply Talstar P solution to adult mosquito resting areas, including ornamental plants such as dense brush, tall grasses, and especially the undersides of leaves on trees and bushes. Also treat resting areas on structures such as under eaves or other overhangs, under decks and porches, and in other moist, shady areas.
*Apply when mosquitoes are most active for the best knockdown: spray early in the morning, in early afternoon, or after sunset.
*Resist the urge to broadcast over the entire yard and home since this may also reduce populations of beneficial insects and predators.
*Do not make applications with this solution that may contaminate water sources such as ponds or streams where there is aquatic life present.
*Do not apply spray solution to edible plants.
*Keep pets and other people out of the treatment area until the application has dried, usually about an hour.
*Mix only the amount of solution you plan to apply within 24 hours. The active ingredient will degrade if left in solution, and the residue may damage your spray equipment.
*Repeat applications every 30-60 days as needed. Talstar P may be applied more frequently if heavy populations recur, but you must wait at least 7 days between applications.
*Store unused product in the original container in a temperate environment and out of direct sunlight. Store out of reach of children or pets for up to 3 years.
*For persistent mosquito populations, consider adding an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) such as Archer IGR.
I was skeptical about the product at first seeing that I had never heard of it and it sounded too good to be true. But after reading the instructions on how to properly use it, I am 100% satisfied. I noticed a difference in 24 hours of less mosquitoes.
I purchased the mosquito spray a few weeks ago but didn't use it until last night. tonight right now is when the mosquitos start getting so bad I can't stand outside for even 2 minutes without getting bit up. I've been enjoying the beautiful weather mosquito free for the past 25min without a bite or a site of a mosquito and am so happy!
is the Mosquito Control Kit - Economy safe for small pets?
Yes, the products in the Mosquito Control Kit - Economy are completely safe as long as the label insttuctions are being followed. Once you're finished spraying Talstar P and it's completely dry, your pets can be allowed back into the treated area.
Can the Mosquito Control Kit - Economy be used for fungal gnat extermination?
The Mosquito Control Kit-Economy is geared specifically for eradication of mosquitoes but the liquid concentrate in the kit, Talstar P is labeled for fungus gnats. Bonide Systemic Granules can be used indoors to help control the larvae of the fungus gnat. Be sure to read and follow the product label for best results. Fungus gnats are usually found in plants that have been overwatered, so allowing containerized plant soils to dry will be the key to eliminating this pest.
Can the products in the Mosquito Control Kit - Economy be used with a propane fogger?
Unfortunately the Talstar in the Mosquito Control Kit - Economy is not designed to be used in a fogger of any sort, only sprayers or large mist blowers like a Solo 451. Using Talstar or any other insecticide could clog your equipment or lower the efficacy of the product as the ingredients are not designed for this type of application. You may want to consider some of our Fogging Concentrates to see which best fits your needs and type of fogger.