I have a pond and a lot of deer/ horse flys. Is there a product I can put in the pond or spray around it to control or get rid of the flys? Tks.

If you review our HORSE FLY CONTROL article, you’ll learn about all options. But when it comes to treating around ponds or streams, the best option is to fog using one of our FOGGING MACHINES and ESSENTRIA IC. Labeled for use over water, it won’t hurt or impact the aquatic marine life but it will control horse flies, gnats, mosquitoes and other biting pests.

Essentria IC3: http://www.bugspraycart.com/exempt/liquid/eco-excempt-gal

FM6309: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/foggers/fogmaster-6309-120-v

Horse Flies: http://bugspray.com/horse-fly-control.html

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Already have Bifen (from you) when I had bag worms. What amount of Bifen mix is appropriate with 3 gallons of water/spray?

Go with 1 oz per gallon of water. And definitely add some SPREADER STICKER to insure good coverage of the spray.

Bifen IT: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/bifen

Spreader Sticker: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/additive/spreader-sticker

Spittlebugs: http://bugspray.com/catalog/products/page2060.html

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Hi, I have a brick patio that has mortar or leafcutter bees that I would like to either get rid of or highly discourage. They are in an area that I need to utilize and one family member is allergic to bees. What they are doing is making a hole(s) between the bricks and are seen in a small swarm. I have also seen some of these bees carrying a small piece of a plant leaf so that is why I am not sure which type they are. Does heavy rain have any benefit of getting them to leave, as I read last year that someone recommended drowning the nests? I there any pesticides that can be swept in to the spaces between the bricks rather than a spray or smoke? What if I was to put down quality landscaping paper or something to cover the patio during peak nesting season to discourage them from coming back. As you can see I am at a loss for what to do, as well as thankful that they are not aggressive, and would really like some advice on how to stop this. This patio has been around for many decades and this is the second year they have done this so I do not understand why there has been a change either. Thank you for any help you can provide.

Every home and property will eventually become a nest site for some species of pest so there is no kind of “change” needed for this to happen. If you want to call it anything, I would say “inevitability”. Fortunately the pest you currently have is easy to control and repel. But to make the best pick of which option to employ, you’ll need some basic info on whats happening and what to expect.

First, once these bees get nesting, they’ll be leaving pheromones and scents which are basically used to mark locations as “good” to the species. This means other bees within an acre or two of your property will “smell”  your property as one to use and in turn, build nests. These smells won’t go away after one season; typically they last several years which is why these problems tend to persist from year to year.

Second, no act of weather will kill them. That includes freezing or drowning. And though mechanical control may deter them, nature will always win. That means they’ll just figure out a way around whatever “block” you attempt to use.

The good news is they’re easy to treat and can be handled with just a few minutes of time. The simplest method to control them would be to dust every crack or gap they’re using with DRIONE DUST. This will kill them immediately and repel them as long as the treatment is active. Since rain will destroy Drione, treatments may only last a few days or at best, a week or two. But the results will be immediate and if you’re lucky, you may not have many new nests for this year so spot treating here and there throughout the summer and fall may be all that’s required to keep them away.

Drione: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/dust/drione-dust

Hand Duster: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/dusters/crusader

Now to “up the ante” and provide a longer lasting treatment window, you can opt to use CYPERMETHRIN. Mix 1 oz per gallon of water and spray all surfaces where they’re active and it too will kill them but not as quick compared to Drione. Basically the process will take a few days but if you use enough material, the nest will die. The good thing about Cypermethrin is that it will also repel them for 4-6 weeks (even with rain) so spraying once a month should keep them away for good.

Cypermethrin: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/viper-cypermethrin

Lastly, NBS is a natural organic repellent which can be used to keep them away if you don’t care to use the Cypermethrin. Mind you it won’t affect the ones currently nesting. But if you treat the active nests with Drione and then spray with NBS once every 1-2 months (instead of using Cypermethrin), they won’t return. Basically NBS is a repellent; not a killer.

NBS Repellent: http://www.bugspraycart.com/exempt/additive/nbs-paint-additive-16-oz

Give us a call if you need more help. Our toll free is 1-800-877-7290 and we’re open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mon-Thur; 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, Eastern Standard Time.

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Hello, I live in Spartanburg SC and at my home I have an inground pool in the back yard. We have a problem with what I have been told are tree frogs (small frogs but make a lot of noise). The biggest problem is the amount of noise they make every night around the pool. Could you provide me with options on how to get rid of them? It has got to a point where the noise level they make discourages us and friends from using the pool at night. Thanks… Regards, Tom T.

Review our TREE FROG CONTROL article for complete details of all the options we offer but there is one that works best. Basically all you have to do is spray any tree, bush or plant with PEST RID SPRAY using a good PUMP SPRAYER, TROMBONE SPRAYER or FOGGING MACHINE.

Pest Rid is made with all natural food grade actives and though frogs will stay away where its applied, the treatment won’t hurt insects or animals. Use it once every 2-3 weeks to keep them away during the spring, summer and fall.

Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:

Tree Frogs: http://www.bugspray.com/article/treefrog.html

Pest Rid Spray: http://www.bugspraycart.com/exempt/liquid/pest-rid-exempt-liquid-repellent

Solo 454 Sprayer: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/sprayers/solo-1-gallon-sprayer

Trombone: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/sprayers/trombone-sprayer

FM6309: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/foggers/fogmaster-6309-120-v

Give us a call if you need more help. Our toll free is 1-800-877-7290 and we’re open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mon-Thur; 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, Eastern Standard Time.

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Need help. Our mosquito’s are very bad and I need help. I have a backpack sprayer (Gas) so looking for a concentrate that will kill and keep them from coming back. I have everything against me, live on a lake, in the woods, have standing water, leafs, on and on. Just figured there has to be something that will at least help. Thanks!

Have you reviewed our MOSQUITO CONTROL article? In there you’ll find the best products to use. For areas with nothing but turf, plants, shrubs, etc., use a combination of PERM SFR, NYLAR and EXCITER. More details on why they’re the best can be found in our article here:

BEST MOSQUITO SPRAY: http://bugspray.com/articles98/mosquito.html#best-water-based-mosquito-fogging-chemicals

6 % Pyrethrin: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/exciter-16-oz

Nylar: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/igr/igr-nylar

Permethrin SFR: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/perm-sfr

For use over water like ponds, lakes, rivers or streams, use ESSENTRIA IC.

CHEMICALS FOR USE AROUND WATER: http://bugspray.com/articles98/mosquito.html#non-toxic-organic-mosquito-spray

Lastly, you need to apply these with a FOGGING MACHINE. In your message you mention you have a gas powered sprayer. But if its spraying liquid and not a mist of fog, forget it. You definitely need a fogging machine if you want to achieve positive results. Here are links to a few machines which work well.

FM 6208: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/foggers/fogmaster-6208-trijet-120-v

FM6309: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/foggers/fogmaster-6309-120-v

Mist Blower: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/foggers/solo-mistblower-backpack

Give us a call if you need more help. Our toll free is 1-800-877-7290 and we’re open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mon-Thur; 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, Eastern Standard Time.

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How do I treat purple robe tree borers and what product do I use to treat the tree?

There are two ways to treat.

Eggs hatching in the spring will bore into the trunk and as they bore, you’ll start to notice a white colored wood dust accumulating on the bark. Their holes will be 1/4″ to 1/2″ wide and several inches thick. Treat any you find with PT-CYKICK AEROSOL. It will quickly kill feeding larvae and with the included straw injector, the task will be easy to complete. Basically it should take just 2-3 seconds per hole.

PT-Cykick: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/aerosol/pt-cykick-17-5-oz

Next, spray CYPERMETHRIN over all sides of the trunk along with any low lying limbs. This will kill hatching eggs as spring arrives. The Cypermethrin will also repel egg laying females who will be coming around from mid summer through fall.

Cypermethrin: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/viper-cypermethrin

Use a good HOSE END SPRAYER or PUMP SPRAYER to apply the Cypermethrin.

Solo 454 Sprayer: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/sprayers/solo-1-gallon-sprayer

Hose End: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/sprayers/gilmour-20g-390

As for when to spray; use the Cykick any time you find active holes. This will be most common from spring through early summer but can be later in the year depending on what part of the country you reside. Use the Cypermethrin from early summer through fall spraying once a month. Its important to renew the treatment monthly for the first 1-2 years of discovering a problem because once a tree has activity, it tends to attract more adult females to lay eggs. So unless you keep treating with the Cypermethrin, the problem will continue from year to year.

Give us a call if you need more help. Our toll free is 1-800-877-7290 and we’re open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mon-Thur; 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, Eastern Standard Time.

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I was in my front yard fogging for MOSQUITOES with my MIST BLOWER and discovered a snake under a tree. It was petty passive and didn’t move away when I tried to get it to leave. The problem is they seem to like hanging around my front porch so I used my SNAKE TONGS to capture it for the attached photo. Can you tell me what kind of snake it is?

Snake in front yard!

Great catch! Looks like a common black rat snake. Generally they’re wary of people and will stay away unless there is a good food source nearby like chipmunks, rats or mice. To keep them away, set out some SNAKE OUT REPELLENT. The 4 lb jug can cover up to 200 sq/ft.

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Treat once a month around the perimeter of the property to keep them out. Snake Out works on most any snake and won’t pose any kind of hazard to people or pets.

 

Hi. I have these teeny tiny little red mites all over my outside stones, walls, BBQ grill, everywhere. I don’t see them on my plants. Mostly on concrete and stones. Are they clover mites? How do I get rid of them? To be honest I’ve seen them every year since I’ve been in my house but this is the worst ever and I’m not sure why. I would really like to get rid of them one and for all. Help!

If you review our SPIDER MITE ARTICLE, you’ll learn this pest develops over time and after a few years will migrate from out in the yard to the side of the home and ultimately, to inside the home. At this point you’re on the brink of having them get inside living areas and rest assured, you don’t want that to happen. So avoid further problems, its highly recommended you start treating ASAP.

Now in our article you’ll see we recommend a concentrate called BIFEN. It mixes with water and can be applied with any standard pump sprayer. Basically you’ll need to spray the homes exterior along with all surfaces where you see them active. This will kill them as they walk over the treated surface and will help to keep them away. And by treating an area around the home at least 15 feet out and 5 feet up the side of the home, you should be able to establish a “spider mite free zone”.

Bifen IT:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/bifen

Pump Sprayer: http://www.bugspraycart.com/good/pump-sprayers

Spider Mites:  http://www.bugspray.com/articles99/spidermites.html

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Which product works best for ant nests in raised garden beds, and how should it be applied? I have several beds, all 4′ x4′, and they all have ants in them. Thank you!

There are a few ways to treat depending on what you intend on growing in the garden beds.

So if you’re planting something like flowers (anything inedible), spray the ground around the wood frame, the wood frame itself and then drench the soil in the bed using DOMINION 2L. Mix up and apply one gallon per bed. Dominion is slow acting so it will take 3-4 days to work but within a week, all ant activity will be gone.

Now if you intend on growing something edible like a fruit or vegetable, use DOMINION FRUIT AND VEGETABLE. Use it the same way and retreat once a week until they’re gone. Within 1-2 weeks, all ants nests will be dead.

Lastly, sprinkle MAXFORCE ANT GRANULES in the grass throughout the entire yard to kill other ant nests and activity. This will prevent new nests from forming in the beds.

Dominion 2L:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/dominion-2l-termiticide-insecticide

Dominion Fruit Vegetable:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/dominion-fruit-tree-insecticide-systemic

Maxforce Granules: http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/granule/maxforce-gran

Give us a call if you need more help. Our toll free is 1-800-877-7290 and we’re open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mon-Thur; 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, Eastern Standard Time.

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We have had the bats extracted and “odor control substance” applied but we still smell them. Will the NNZ cut through this smell?

Yes. The key is to get it applied over every area where the bats were active. So if it was the attic, consider fogging with our BG2300. This will easily disperse the product everywhere needed and do so in a way that won’t leak or cause moisture issues below.

NNz:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/sanitizer/liquid/nnz-64-oz

BG 2300:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/foggers/bg-my-t-lite-2300-120-v

Now if the odor is in your living space, you can wipe down walls, spray the mixed NNz or mist it. The key is getting all surfaces treated so the odor is neutralized. Generally NNz will accomplish your goal with one application but for some jobs, a followup treatment might be needed.

Give us a call if you need more help. Our toll free is 1-800-877-7290 and we’re open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mon-Thur; 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, Eastern Standard Time.

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