Is Mosquito Barrier safe for my children and pets?
Yes! There are no poisons or harmful chemicals in Mosquito Barrier. Just 100% pure garlic juice with some (0.7%) food grade preservatives included.
Don’t spray your dog or cat. Instead, cut all tall grass and spray liberally on grass, shrubs, plants and tree trunks in the yard. Spray the yard completely. Also, be sure to spray the sides of buildings, tree trunks and wooden fence posts to a height of 6 feet. If there is a heavy infestation, repeat in 5 days and then every two weeks thereafter. That should be sufficient to keep the pests out of the yard.
Will Mosquito Barrier help reduce my tick problem?
Yes. Use Mosquito Barrier at the same labelled rate as you would for mosquitoes. Rake all leaves and keep your grass cut short. Start applying in May and into June when the nymphs are most active.
Can I keep mosquitoes off my child by spraying her?
No. Mosquito Barrier does not work when sprayed on people to keep insects away. Mosquito Barrier only removes feeding areas.
Can my dog or cat get West Nile Virus from mosquitoes?
Yes, they can and there is no cure. However, it is rarely fatal. By all means, check with your vet if your pet appears ill or feverish.
Will Mosquito Barrier help keep ticks off my animals?
Yes. Mix a solution of 5-6% of Mosquito Barrier and water. Spray the bottom half of your animal (horses, cows, and other grazers). This includes the tail, belly and legs.
Will eating garlic repel mosquitoes?
No. Many studies have been done on this subject. It has never been scientifically shown that eating garlic will repel mosquitoes. Spraying garlic on foliage does keep mosquitoes from the sprayed area however.
If I don’t use the entire Mosquito Barrier, will it stay good until next year?
Put the lid on tight, store it in a cool place and it should last for about two years. In a refrigerator at 40 degrees, it will last several years. Do not let it freeze.
I have a 2-gallon canister sprayer. What would be my formula of Mosquito Barrier and water?
Use 30 – 40 ml of Mosquito Barrier for each liter of liquid. If infested you may double up on this amount. Wait 3 – 4 days before re-applying.
Do you have a yard sprayer you recommend – or the type of sprayer?
Yes, for normal sized yards a pump style of sprayer is recommended. For larger yards, a back pack style of sprayer is more convenient. They are available at hardware and nursery outlets or at our on-line store, www.ucorganic.ca.
Where can I get a good commercial or professional heavy duty sprayer that would be good for large areas?
Contact us and we will be happy to send you names of brands to purchase and suppliers of sprayers for these larger areas.
What can I do about mosquitoes indoors?
Turn off the lights and let them settle on the ceiling (or wall), then flip on the lights and vacuum them up. Sleep in the breeze of a fan. We also recommend using a Good Night Bug Light. This low watt UV trap captures flying insects indoors and is available from our on-line store www.ucorganic.ca
Would installing a mosquito misting system be better than spraying Mosquito Barrier at sundown?
Mosquito misting systems generally are on a timer and are programmed to go off in the early morning, at sundown and in the early evening. Most spray a “solution” which kills bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. On windy days they can blow the “solution” onto your neighbor’s property. If your neighbors are allergic to the “solution”, you may be facing legal problems. Mosquito Barrier is best sprayed at sundown when no bees or butterflies are out. As well, if the wind blows – Mosquito Barrier won’t poison anyone or anything.
Why is a gallon (3.79L) of Mosquito Barrier the perfect size?
You will normally use between a pint and a quart at each spraying, you may need to spray for 3 or 4 times during the Summer mosquito season. Also, you can save it for next year! Put a cap on and put in cool place and it will be good for next season. Many customers share with their neighbors.
Why do you sometimes recommend a 3% solution and at other times recommend a higher solution of Mosquito Barrier be sprayed?
With low mosquito activity and early in the season the 3% solution of Mosquito Barrier works fine. For heavier infestations you may increase the strength anywhere from a 4% to 5% solution or more. Your best method would be to spray first with a 3% solution, if you still notice some infestation then increase the strength. Once under control, decrease the solution back to 2%.
I want to buy Mosquito Barrier right now. How can I do that?
You can place an order directly from our web site by clicking the How To ORDER button. This will take to you a link to our secure on-line web-site www.ucorganic.ca . Your order will be shipped ground via UPS, Purolator or by Canada Post. All are trackable and are insured. If you are in a hurry or prefer to place the order by phone, you may call us at (888) 233-3208 and we’ll be happy to make the arrangements and process your order.
Do I have to spray again if it rains?
Do not spray if rain is predicted for the next 24 to 48 hours. After spraying and having about a 48 hour dry-spell window the Mosquito Barrier will generally be okay even through 2 or 3 moderate rain showers. Best way to determine when to spray again is to watch for mosquitoes. If you see them returning – it’s time to spray again.
Is Mosquito Barrier harmful to beneficials like birds, bees, ladybugs and butterflies?
No, not at all. Birds, bees and ladybugs are not bothered by the garlic spray. Butterflies are not bothered by the garlic spray, regardless it is best to avoid insect stress by not spraying it on them directly.
I see several mosquito sprays for the yard that have Permethrin in them which is used to kill mosquitoes. Is it safe?
Permethrin has been licensed by the EPA since 1977 and has a few warnings in it’s use: It kills bees and fish and many beneficial insects. It cannot be sprayed near streams, lakes, fish ponds, etc. Many sellers of products containing this chemical are often shy about telling consumers about what all it kills aside from mosquitoes. Wind drift is another major concern.
What makes your garlic product exceptional?
You may wish to read Dr. Larry D. Lawson’s analysis of Mosquito Barrier. He is a researcher for Silliken Laboratories, one of the largest analytical laboratories in the world. To see his report, click here.
Will my horses be able to eat the grass sprayed with Mosquito Barrier?
Yes. Garlic does not bother horses at all. Some horse owners actually feed garlic (in liquid and solid forms) to their horses.
I am used to measuring in teaspoons and cups. Could you convert ounces to those for me?
6 teaspoonfuls (5 ml) make an ounce (30 ml), 8 ounces (250 ml) make a cup.
What is the best spray pattern to use?
Start at your house or main base then work out. As you spray the Mosquito Barrier, you want to move the mosquitoes away from your premises, not trap them in. The objective is to treat mosquito adults’ daytime resting sites, so work FROM the house.
What can we as homeowners do to help reduce the risk of mosquitoes?
Reduce any breeding sources, ex. standing water and damaged gutters. Removing harbourage sites prior to treatment (ex. Leaf refuse)
What can we do to reduce the risk of ticks around our home?
Keep grass mowed. Clear tall brush away from your home. Create a 1 meter barrier of wood chips or gravel between lawns and wooded areas to restrict tick migration. Keep play areas away from yard edges and forests. Discourage unwelcome animals such as deer, raccoons and even stray dogs from entering your yard.
What should our expectations be after spraying Mosquito Barrier?
A good spray job will suppress the mosquito populations well but may not be 100% elimination. This suppression will reduce some disease risk but not all.