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Robin from Atlanta, Ga writes

Which product(s) would you recommend to kill mosquitos, ants, roaches, biting gnats (or flies) outdoors?

Note: I have a sink hole in backyard with damp leaves, pinestraw, etc., and filling it in with dirt hasn't worked b/c it keeps settling over time. Also, I have gutter covers and know there is breeding there as well, but I cannot get into gutters to clear a few clumps of debris, so I'm wondering if there is a solution for that problem too? THANK YOU!


Talstar P would be a great product for the mosquitoes, ants, roaches and gnats. It is a liquid concentrate that you mix with water and apply using a sprayer.  You will need about 1 fl oz of product diluted into 1 gallon of water for every 1,000 sq ft of space you need to treat. The key is to apply it to all shrubs, trees, and other foliage around the house or patio where you are trying to provide relief.  It should be directed not only on top of the leaves and plants, but on the underside of the leaves as well which is where the mosquitoes hang out. Talstar P can also be applied to your lawn, exterior of your home for barrier insect control and indoors to control current infestations. Talstar should be applied every 30 days for optimum control. If you don't find a way to alleviate the moisture in the sink hole and in the gutters you will have a constant influx of new mosquitoes and gnats. While Talstar P may help limit their numbers you will keep seeing these pests.

Answer last updated on: 06/18/2012

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