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Time to Refill Your Mosquito Misting System

Bug Lady posted this on Aug 3, 2016


It is almost that time when we need to start our mosquito misting systems up, get all the nozzles replaced, tubing repaired and make sure I system is ready to start killing those mosquitos. Do not worry we have you covered on all the repair pieces and we are more than happy to walk you through any issue you may have when you try to get it up and running this spring.


But when it comes it what to use in the system we sometimes are not sure, so I thought we should go over all the options for use in the Misting System and what makes them different from each other. So you have the originals, HydroPy product that has come in and out of production that is a gallon size and is a pyrethrin mixture.


A little more about Hydropy

• Mix 1 gallon of Hydropy-300 in 54 gallons of water
• Pyrethrum concentrate
• 3% pyrethrum with 16% dual synergist in a water-based formula
• More active ingredients per gallon than oil-based pyrethrin products
• Increased economics when used diluted
• Authorized for use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants for broad spectrum control of a number of crawling and flying insects found in food handling areas

Then we have products available from MGK manufacturers, these are Sector and Riptide. Riptide is a pyrethrin product with added PBO which helps make the products work better, this is typically what most people will be putting in their systems when they want to stay as eco safe as possible. It is not considered organic but because the pyrethrin comes from a plant, it is not a synthetically manufactured chemical.

A little More about Riptide

Riptide Mosquito Misting Sysetm refill is a Pyrethrin 5%/PBO 25% ULV waterbased solution.
• For use indoors and outdoors and is less harmful to landscape plants and foliage.
• Riptide has no oil and leaves no oil residue.
• Kills biting insects including ticks, mosquitoes and flies. Economical to use compared to other pyrethrin sprays.
Sector on the other hand is a synethetically manufacturered product with PBO also added. This is a permethrin which is man made to resemble the Pyrethrin that is found in Riptide. We think this works better and has a better knock down, but it is not a pyrethrin so you have to way out what is more important to you. They are both completely safe for you and your plants.


A little more about Sector

Sector is a new water-based misting concentrate designed to kill bed bugs, flies, and mosquitoes fast. Its unique formula combines permethrin with a synergist that improves performance. Use it in a compressed sprayer, ULV fogger, or automatic misting system.


Then we have an all green product called Essentria IC3, this product contains no chemicals, only oils and repellents, although is actually does kill mosquitos and flies. Essentria IC3 is the most updated formulation of the EcoExempt IC2 product. Essentria IC3 was improved by adding the adjuvant in the concentrate, as well as a fragrance modifier was added to minimize any odors.


A Little more about Essentria IC 3


Essentria IC3 is a flexible, broad-spectrum EPA FIFRA 25(b) exempt product and is organic compliant. This means it is a very safe insecticide for use around your family and pets, but still very effective. One of the best features of Essentria IC3 is that it has no aquatic toxicity. This means you can apply near or over water for spiders, mosquitoes and other water dwelling pests with no worries about harming aquatic life.

• Active Ingredient: Rosemary Oil (10.0%) Geraniol 600 (5.0%) Peppermint Oil (2.0%)

Then for Mosquito Misting system refills we have post patent product that are replica’s of the sector. Control Solutions offers two choices Vector Ban and Vector Ban Plus. Both are very good options for your misting system, vector ban does not have a synergist in the mix and then vector ban plus does which is the exact product as sector but a different manufacturer.

A little more about Vector Ban

Vector-Ban™ Misting Mosquito treatment Insecticide for Homes & Barns
Description: Vector-Ban™ Misting Insecticide, including mosquito spray and repellent, for Homes & Barns controls listed flies, lice, fleas, mites and mosquitoes. Vector-Ban™ is a long-lasting livestock and premise insect and mosquito spray that provides knockdown, broad-spectrum insecticidal effectiveness and excellent residual activity. Use this high-quality mosquito repellent to keep away a variety of insect pests.

Should add a synergist to this product to really get the best control for mosquitos in your backyard.

SynerPro PBO Synerpro controls the active ingredient, synergist Piperonyl Butoxide which most people refer to as PBO. It can be used in sprayer applications, sprayer applicatopms, handheld, foggers, and ULV applications.

SynerPro PBO is something that is added to Pyrethroids, Carbamates, Abamectin and really any other type of insecticide that you want to work better.

A little more about Vector Ban Plus

VECTOR-BAN Plus contains 10% Permethrin and 10% Piperonyl Butoxide.

VECTOR-BAN Plus, a popular pest control product, is for use in automatic misting systems, outdoor band applications, indoor applications, crack & crevice, ULV & space spray, and on listed animals. VECTOR-BAN Plus controls mosquitoes that transmit the West Nile Virus, Flies, Gnats, Wasps, Fleas, Cockroaches, Bed Bugs, Spiders and many more nuisance pests. VECTOR-BAN Plus can be utilized in warehouses, homes, livestock housing facilities, milking parlors, poultry houses and residential yards. One 1/2 gallon of Vector-Ban Plus makes 55 gallons when mixed with water as the label directs. Since Vector Ban Plus is water based, it will not harm most common ornamental plants and shrubs, so the product is safe for use in backyards near lawn and landscape areas.

So I hope this helps with making any decision on your Mosquito Misting System Refill options, there are plenty of different options and we know we have one that will work for your situation. We at Solutions Pest & Lawn are more than happy to assist you with making your selection so please do not hesitate to call or email us at 1-888-523-7378 or askapro@solutionsstores.com


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