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What's the best product for use in the yard to combat these tiny vultures? They're out and hungry.

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The fogger you get at Menards works good. Can't think of the name off the top of my head. I also have a buddy that lives along a river and he hired mosquito squad and didn't have a skeeter around.

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Last year we tried the Off Backyard spray. It works awesome. We found that it lasts a couple weeks before a reapplication is needed. We pretty much had zero mosquitos at our place on the lake. For $10 it's worth the money.

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Products with Resmethrin give you the "instant kill", the fog that drifts through the air on a draft. Do it up wind of where skeeters hide, on a night with just a light breeze, and they will be dead. So will all the bees and other insects. Do not use near water. This lasts a night only, it kills them dead instantly, whether resting or flying. Use in morning before a yard party, for example.

Products with Permethrin (pyrethroids...) will give you the barrier treatment, you spray the bushes around your yard, in your yard, and it sticks to leaves/vegetation and when skeeter come into contact with it (when they land on it) they will die. Lasts about 5-7 days (statistically significantly speaking, ha!) no matter what folks tell you (I was research biologist/assistant on just exactly this type study, even got published wink ) and we used the good stuff.

Ideally you would use some resmethrin fogging (ULV spray) to kill them in the early evenign before they get ready to come out for blood meal, then the next day put up a permethrin barrier treatment to keep the newcomers out. Will last about a week, maybe more in perfect conditions. Do it again approximately 7-10 days after a significant rainfall.

At least that is based upon materials from when I was involved, but that is a while ago, haha! Good luck!

Personally, I use Deep Woods Off, and put on a long sleeved shirt for the hour around dawn and hour and half around dusk, their main feeding times. Seriously though, keep it away from fish bearing water if the label states it...

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if you want a long lasting, effective product, try mosquito barrier garlic solution. You can google the site to learn more. Many commerical companies uses this product and we ordered and used at our cabin last year during the very thick mosquito season. Very good results, probably eliminated 75% of them and last for about a month.

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