How to Keep Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Other Pest Away This Summer
If you haven’t heard the news, ticks have been a major problem this year. Experts are saying the increase in tick population is due to the larger population of white footed mice that carry Lyme disease. The warmer weather and earlier heat up has helped mosquitoes breed and thrive this year as well.
If you live in a wooded area or are near a water source, you probably are well-aware of these pest issues. So how can you stop these pest in their tracks and maintain an enjoyable yard, free of pests?
Lake Restoration is now carrying a full line of pest control products, including products for use on ticks, adult mosquitoes, and mosquito larvae.
Most of the general pest control products can be sprayed indoors and outdoors on a variety of surfaces, including: lawn, turf, shrubs, greenhouses, kennels, parks, restaurants, warehouses, etc. These products are labeled for many pests, including: ticks, spiders, bed bugs, ants, mites, crickets, bees, wasps, cockroaches, etc. (see labels for full list of surface uses and pests controlled).
For specific pest, use the following products:
Larvae: Microbe-Lift (only works on mosquitoes and can be used in the TORMADA® application boat from Lake Restoration).
· Apply to water with TORMADA® boat or sprayer every two weeks for full effects.
Adult mosquitoes: Bifen IT and Demon Max
· These products can be used in a sprayer and should not be used in water.
· Can be used on greenery, gardens, lawns and other area where mosquitoes are common.
· Apply at average rates for adult mosquitoes.
Bifen IT, Demon Max, Cynoff EC, Talstar, and LambdaStar CS are all labeled to control ticks. These products can be sprayed on a variety of surfaces (check label restrictions on uses indoors and outdoors).
· Do not spot treat areas for ticks, treat whole area where present.
· Use higher rates of application for areas with heavy leaf litter.
· Retreat during high-pest season times when necessary.
· Continue treatments during season only if signs of tick activity still exist.
Deer Ticks: treat in late fall and/or early spring to low-lying vegetation
American Dog Ticks: Treat as needed along pathways and roadways, as needed, from mid-spring to early fall.
Excluding Microbe-Lift, all of our other pest products are labelled for many different types of pest and insects. See the individual product labels for complete lists of pest controlled and the surfaces and areas that these products can be used in.
Ticks, mosquitoes, and other pests can be a bother. Not only are they annoying, they can carry deadly diseases as well. Lake Restoration pest products will help keep your yard and structures free of pests, making your spaces safe and enjoyable. Visit LakeRestoration.com to shop and learn more about our pest control line.