Jun 26, 2013 - 09:01 PM
Mosquito Barrier Garlic Oil Spray is made with a high grade "super garlic oil". When you spray it, the entire area smells like garlic and kills and repels mosquitoes, but the odor goes away in a few hours.
My attitude toward "natural" or "organic" remedies tends to be very simple. If a product or ingredient kills or repels bugs, then it is poison. Plain and simple. Given that, there is no such thing as a safe poison.
Arsenic, Anthrax, Sulphur, Chlorine, Bleach, etc. are all naturally derived poisons.
Many plants are also poisonous. Oleander, Hemlock and Trumpet Vine are some of the deadliest plants known. The worlds most deadliest plant is the Castor Oil Plant from which Ricin is derived. Some people take Castor oil for health reasons. But it will also kill you.
Sorry to get on my soapbox, but there is such a twisted truth concerning "natural and organic" pesticides, that honestly, I can't give you one that is 100% safe, non-toxic, etc. Garlic oil included. Many people have a very low tolerence for Garlic Oil. The mere presence of it can force some people into an intense burning sensation that can only be medically described as "acute poisoning".
My advice? Use common sense with whatever you decide to use, and be sure to keep children, pets and yourself away from the treated area until it has dried and all or at least most of the odor has dissipated.
How effective is Garlic Oil for mosquitoes? It kills mosquitoes and any thing else that it contacts. It is not mosquito specific.
As far as effectiveness, we have sold hundreds of gallons of this product, and most customers are happy with the results.
Personally? I use Bifenthrin. No odor, no sensitivity, and it works. I spray my yard and exterior every 4-6 weeks. We still have butterflies, gecko's, frogs, etc. If I thought Garlic Oil was best, I would use it.
Hope this helps and hope you don't think I am a pro chemical whacko...... :-)