Treat standing water that is miles away from your home.
We are constantly told that to eliminate mosquito problems we must
eliminate all standing water or treat standing water with a mosquito control
This is the most frustrating part of getting rid of mosquitoes: the breeding
source, or standing water, is rarely on our own property. We suffer
mosquito bites due to conditions out of our control.
Now there is a way to treat water that is far away from your home.
How far? As far away as the mosquito will fly -- with the wind at its
Spray mosquito harborage sites with NyGuard insect growth
The IGR will then transfer to standing water as mosquitoes lay their eggs.
You have now treated mosquito breeding sites that are miles away from your home.
New studies have shown that miniscule amounts of Pyriproxifen (the active
ingredient in NyGuard) will stop or inhibit the growth of mosquito larvae.
To inhibit the growth of immature mosquitoes, NyGuard need only be present in as
little as .012 parts per billion in areas where mosquitoes breed! This
tiny amount of IGR keeps mosquito larvae from becoming flying, biting,
reproducing adult mosquitoes -- without harming animals, wildlife or
contaminating water supplies.
Here is how it works:
Mosquitoes have four areas in their life: the air (flying), feeding site
(that would be you), harborage sites and breeding sites. Breeding sites
are the problem areas: standing water that is out of our reach.
Harborage sites, on the other hand, are where mosquitoes rest when not flying,
feeding or laying eggs. These harborage sites are the areas you can spray
Mosquitoes that land on areas where you have sprayed NyGuard will pick up minute
amounts of the IGR. NyGuard will transfer from a treated leaf (for
example) to the mosquito's legs.
The mosquito will now fly to an area where there is standing water to lay her
The tiny amount of IGR picked up by the mosquito's legs is now transferred to
the water. In this manner, the mosquito has doomed her own
offspring. The effect of Nyguard in the water: mosquito eggs that manage
to hatch will not mature properly. The mosquito is laying eggs that will
never mature into adult mosquitoes.
Only .012 parts NyGuard per billion in standing water is sufficient to inhibit
the development of mosquito larvae.
(One gallon of mixed solution in a compressed air sprayer will cover 1,000
to 1,500 square feet of leaves, shrubs, trees, grass, fences, etc.)
Apply using a backpack sprayer, ULV cold fogger, compressed air sprayer or hand-held sprayer at a rate of 4 to 8 ml. of NyGuard® IGR Concentrate per 1,500
sq. ft. in sufficient amount of water to get good coverage of target site. Use
up to 11 ml. per 1,500 square feet for insect populations that are difficult to control or in
conditions that make it difficult to get control of target pests.
|Do not let the flexible options for mixing cause
confusion. Simply put, 4 mil. per 1,500 square feet is minimum
amount you will need when mosquito season is winding down or when flying
insect pest populations are low.
When mosquito populations are at high levels, you can use the maximum rate
of 11 mil. per 1,500 sq. ft. to obtain control quickly. On average,
you should use about 8 mil.
NyGuard IGR per 1,500 sq. ft. of area to spray.
Pest population and money involved to treat large areas come into play
when choosing amount of concentrate to spray.
Treat moist, shady areas where mosquitoes rest, harbor or breed, such as trees, shrubs, landscape plants,
tall grass or plant foliage, standing water, gutters, drains, under decks, in-ground
sprinkler heads, pet areas, fountains, birdbaths, landscape timbers, rocks, pavers,
planters and fences.
Tank mix NyGuard® IGR Concentrate with an adulticide to get immediate control of the biting adult stages, while inhibiting successful
development of immature stages. Monitor insect emergence and re-apply every 28 days, or when insect populations reach treatment threshold levels.
Onslaught and D-Fense are good examples of adulticides to mix with NyGuard IGR
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