- Kills and repels mosquitoes and ticks
- Plant oil-based active ingredient
- Kills on contact with residual repellency
- Effectively treats up to 5,000 sq ft
- Comes equipped with a hose-end connector for your garden hose
- Safe for use around children and pets when used as directed
- Leaves behind no harmful or oily residues
- Natural fresh scent
- Outdoor use only
- This product is classified as a minimum-risk pesticide under EPA FIFRA 25(b)
- Recyclable container
Active Ingredients: Soybean oil, Clove oil, 2-Phenylethyl propionate, Citronella oil, Lemongrass oil
Inert Ingredient: Water, Ethyl lactate, Isopropyl myristate
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Always read label directions and precautions prior to use. Shake well before use and periodically during use. Outdoor use only.
Sprayer Directions: Attach the bottle nozzle to a garden hose. Make sure the nozzle is in the OFF position, and turn on the water spigot to fully open. Extend hose to the farthest area to be treated. Hold the bottle upright and point nozzle toward the treatment site (not the ground) Bend the small plastic safety tab with your thumb and turn to “ON”. Begin spraying, working back towards the spigot. The bottle will empty after 10-12 minutes of spraying. To stop spraying, turn to “OFF” position. Turn the water off. To relieve pressure before disconnecting nozzle from the hose, turn dial to “WATER” until the water stops. Then turn back to “OFF” position and disconnect from hose.
Treatment Directions: Mosquitoes and ticks tend to especially harbor and breed in areas of dense vegetation, and other areas where sunlight doesn’t penetrate, such as under porches and decks. Spray to insure treatment reaches deep into heavy vegetation, versus just spraying the top. Grass should be no more than 3” high when treating for ticks. Apply at dusk to maximize treatment effects and minimize any potential for burning delicate plants. Apply at a rate of 500-600 sq ft per minute for mosquitoes and deer ticks. For large ticks, such as Lone Star Ticks, apply at a rate of 200-300 sq ft per minute. Reapply every two weeks, or as needed.
Q. Why is it recommended to test on plants first before applying to the entire plant?
A. Some plants/foliage can be sensitive to plant oils (especially tender new growth and blooms). We recommend that our outdoor spray products be tested on plants/foliage to be sprayed to ensure they are not sensitive to the plant oil active ingredients. It is important to also remember that other conditions could make plants more susceptible as well, such as if a plant is stressed due to drought conditions, excessive heat (do not spray plants in the middle of a hot summer day – apply at dusk), etc.
Q. How often do I need to reapply?
A. Like all lawn and garden products, the frequency of application of our lawn and garden products depends on a number of factors, including area of application, type and severity of pest problem, moisture conditions and temperature. The frequency of application information is listed on all of Maggie’s Farm product labels. In general, re-apply about every 4 weeks, or sooner if needed.
A good rule of thumb: one should expect to apply more frequently if applying in larger areas, when the pest problem is severe, after heavy rain, if moisture conditions are high and/or if temperatures are high. It is also important to keep in mind that, unlike synthetic pesticides, the plant oils we use in our products are designed to break down over a short period of time so they do not persist in the environment or leave long-term pesticide residues
Q. Do I need to apply this product differently if I want to use it as a tick spray for the yard?
A. If you are wanting to apply the Mosquito & Tick Killer Spray for just ticks then you will typically concentrate on the taller brush and sides of home, and fences. Treat those areas with the spray about 3 feet up where ticks are typically resting and waiting to brush onto you or your pet. Make sure when you are applying this product as a tick spray for the yard to get good coverage.
Q. I got Maggie’s Farm Mosquito & Tick Killer, but want it to work on fleas. Will it work on fleas?
A. Maggie’s Farm Mosquito & Tick Killer is not labeled for controlling fleas. Our Maggies’s Farm Yard Bug Spray is a much more effective flea killer. For lawn pests, spray in a slow, sweeping motion, as you walk backward, overlapping the spray to thoroughly cover target areas (focus first on the areas your pets frequent most). For indoor flea treatments, use Maggie’s Farm Home Bug Spray and follow label directions.
This product is the bomb.com! I love how well it repels mosquitos but how fresh it smells and its organic! We live on the lake and are prone to mosquitos and gnats but this product keeps them at bay for weeks. I am a customer for life.
It really works, not only for Mosquitoes but carpenter ants as well. I will be using this every year.
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Northern Illinois, everyone is chattering about ticks this year. I’ve encountered 3 ticks in 16 year of being in the area, never having one on me personally. In the last week I had one my daughter had one and my dog had one. Covered about 1/4 of an acre with 2 bottles. Smells great I’ll say that. Mosquitoes are always annoying. Need 2 more bottles for the front. Ill be back later with an update
Easy to use & works very well! I bought the product after trying to clear the back fence of our lot and got 45 bites in ten minutes. Yes, I counted them! After using this, we are now able to use our yard and I can feel good knowing it’s not devastating to the ecosystem. Thank you!!!