Written by Ryan Neff, MGK Technical Services
Mosquitoes, fleas and ticks. Three common pests that re-emerge each spring.
Effective treatments start with an IPM approach. However, if a chemical treatment is necessary, you want to make sure you have the right one in your tank. Make sure you use a combination product that includes a residual adulticide, synergist and insect growth regulator (IGR) for maximum control. Each component features a unique benefit to control targeted pests.
Adulticides are important because they provide immediate relief from an adult population. Microcapped formulas provide controlled release of the active ingredient, thereby providing control for an extended period of time on difficult surfaces.
Synergists combat insecticide resistance present in the pest population. Piperonyl butoxide (PBO) is commonly used and prevents the breakdown of the insecticide in the insect, leading to increased efficacy at lower insecticide concentrations.
IGRs have a very different mode of action than adulticides. The IGRs have been shown to prevent immature pests from maturing into adults and can also reduce egg hatch from females who have come in contact with the product.
We recommend using OneGuard® Multi MoA Concentrate, an all-in-one combination product labeled for mosquitoes, fleas and ticks. It contains a knockdown, microcapped residual adulticide, IGR and synergist all in one. It’s convenient, will save you time and money when compared to tank-mixing multiple products, and its performance will give you and your customer peace of mind. Take control of your customers’ yard before these nuisance pests do.
OneGuard is available in the following sizes and SKU's from Target Specialty Products:
1/2 GAL Bottle
Target SKU: 105024
Residex SKU: AC1084
1 QUART Bottle
Target SKU: 105023
Residex SKU: AC1083
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