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Best Mosquito and Tick Killer Plant Based Ready to Use

Maggie's Farm Simply Effective Mosquito & Tick Killer


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A 32 oz ready-to-use mosquito and tick control concentrate powered by plant oils for use with your garden hose for perimeter and yard protection.

  • Kills and repels mosquitoes and ticks
  • Plant-oil-based, and perfect for spraying lawns and home perimeters to kill and repel mosquitoes and ticks
  • 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
  • Mosquito & Tick Killer leaves behind no harmful, oily residues
  • Non-staining
  • Natural fresh scent
  • Outdoor use only
  • This product is classified as a minimum-risk pesticide under EPA FIFRA 25(b)
  • Comes in a recyclable container 

Active Ingredients: Soybean oil, Clove oil, 2-Phenylethyl propionate, Citronella oil, Lemongrass oil

Inert Ingredient: Water, Ethyl lactate, Isopropyl myristate

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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.

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 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 yard to get good coverage.  

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Bought this on a whim!

It was close to the end of the season and this item was on sale at the Brick & Morter Big Box store. They had 1 last bottle and I decided I would try it since it's all natural and wouldn't hurt my fur babies. The ticks have been crazy here where I live this year (baby baby ones) and I literally was tired of walking outside, sitting in my lawn furniture and getting about 5-6 each time! I gave it to the hubby and he hooked it up to the hose. We sprayed all around the deck, on the deck, and just the main area where we sit and enjoy the outdoors. The smell was powerful (because we sprayed the same spot over and over wanting to get it covered good) but it smelled AMAZING!! Woke up the next morning, and NO MORE TICKS crawling on me!!! I WISH WISH WISH I had found more bottles than just the 1. Now, i'm paying a higher price, but I KNOW the outcome of this great product. I just ordered 3 bottles for next year so when spring/early summer comes, we can spray all over the yard. Thanks Maggies Farm for a great product!! I am a customer for LIFE!!

Kimberly B.
United States United States

love it!

I love that they're natural, effective, and affordable!

Matt K.

Works great for Ticks!

I was pleasantly pleased to find this product and that it definitely worked very well to eliminate my tick problem. We live close to a wooded area and my pets love to roam. I used a couple of these bottles and sprayed according the instructions. I have not found a tick on my dogs so far!


Excellent product

Excellent for mosquitoes!!! Loved it!!

Rocio G.
United States United States