My family and I live in a rural area that gets warm and wet when it rains. And because we have a lot of plants, grass and vegetation, it’s a free-for-all with mozzies.
During the wet season of 2022, we had a serious mozzie infestation. We didn’t think to look for a spray product then, opting for singular mozzie sprays, patches and mosquito coils instead.
And after a few wet days recently, it happened again. We’ve added to our garden since, and the mosquitoes have been even worse recently.
Enough was enough. I found Bunnings sold a product that you dilute with water and spray. It’s called “No Mosquitoes 1L Biting Midge & Mosquito Barrier Spray”.
It’s a highly rated product on Bunnings. But I’ve been burned before buying allegedly highly-rated products that did not work for me.
So, I bought it and mixed some into a knapsack sprayer. I sprayed the gardens and any still water sources I came across, and almost immediately, the mosquitoes were angry. They were swarming me like they were bees protecting a hive.
I took the instant reaction as a good sign this might work or, at the very least, they didn’t like it. The next day, I went outside and disturbed some of the garden areas I knew had a heap of mosquitoes and nothing. All the mosquitoes were dead.
While I am not a huge fan of chemicals, sometimes the natural options don’t work, and your only choice to deal with a problem like this is to use the tougher stuff. The mosquitoes and their breeding sources were wiped out. And it doesn’t appear to have harmed any of the plants or other wildlife in our garden (we have a lot of bees and other insects). It just seems to kill mozzies.