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MOSQUITO CONTROL

MYTHS & TRUTHS

MYTH

Top EPA Gold Standard Repellents: -

• Deet (500 products)

• Picaridin (known as KBR 3032 and

   Picaridin outside the US) ( about 40

   products)

• R3535 (3-[N-Butyl-N-acetyl]-

  aminopropionic acid, ethyl ester)      

   (about 45 products)

• Oil of Lemon of Eucalyptus (OLE) or

   Para-Menthane-diol (PMD) ( about    

   40 products) **3 years and older

• 20-undecanone (1product)

• Catnip oil- EPA pesticide regulatory

   information ( Nepeta cataria, also

    known as catmint) (4 products)

** ALL REPELLENTS APPLIED TO      

     SKIN SHOULD BE SMOOTHED ON.  

Gain Fabric Softener Sheets

Avon's Bug guard plus

Bug Light- will attract less bugs at night

Bug Zapper- doesn’t really attract

mosquitos, will also attract good bugs

Bat House- studies show they are more

“hungry” for moths, plus bats carry rabies.

If you have a bat house put it far away from your home.

http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2016/08/do_bats_really_control_mosquit.html

Mosquito Dunks will not allow mosquito larvae to grow in water- safe for animals

No bite arm bands

Listerine mouth wash

Fan- Mosquitos cannot fly against a fan

Citronella Candles- must be right next to you.  Not the best repellent. It's just the smoke that keeps the mosquitos away, not the citronella.  You can use just a regular candle. 

Citronella Plant / Mosquito plant- you would need hundreds to keep mosquitos out of your yard. 

Thermacell Machine- active ingredient is allethrin

Bird House/Purple Martin Bird House- studies show they would rather have a juice moth than a mosquito. Plus they are roosting at High Mosquito time.

Tiki Torches- It's the smoke that will help keep the mosquitos away. Not the product

TRUTH