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Keith from Dallas writes,

I have an outdoor misting system and I'm currently using Riptide.

Are either Essentria or Hyperion as effective? I use the misting primarily for mosquito control, and Riptide is 80%-85% effective. Some people draw more mosquitoes than others I've found. Thank you.


Either of the 3 would be equally effective for a quick knockdown of mosquitos. Hyperion will give you a contact kill and up to a 3 day residual. Riptide is only effective while it is wet, there is no residual after it dry. If you are looking for a product that will give you a residual, we recommend using Bifen IT in a pump or backpack sprayer.  The Riptide or Hyperion will provide your quick knockdown for immediate results if you still want that and you can allow the misting system to go off while the residual of the Bifen IT will last at least 30 days on treated surfaces such as plants/bushes and trees. You would use 1oz of Bifen per gallon of water and spray tops and underneath sides of leaves and areas that hold moisture that are prime for mosquitoes to harbor for best control. 

Answer last updated on: 07/21/2014

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