Garlic Successful in Fighting Mosquito Threat
Garlic Research Labs Inc., Glendale, Calif., announced its new garlic formula product, Mosquito Barrier, is keeping mosquitoes at bay this summer in campgrounds, cities and golf courses across the U.S.
Mosquito Barrier's extremely strong liquid garlic is made from very potent garlic cloves, unlike garlic that is typically found in grocery stores, according to a news release. Spraying garlic to keep insects away is an age-old practice by farmers and master gardeners and it works because garlic contains natural sulfur which repels insects, including mosquitoes, ticks, fleas and even black flies.
Mosquito Barrier works in three steps. First, it kills the adult mosquitoes on contact. Second, the garlic-coated plants keep mosquitoes out of the area. Lastly, it suffocates any mosquito larvae in standing water, such as puddles, under decks, water in tin cans or depressions in lawns.
Typically, four applications are enough for the entire mosquito and tick season. Even in the heaviest of infestations, the gallon size is nearly always sufficient for an entire year for most homes. For those concerned with the smell, the odor disappears once the garlic extract diluted in water dries, typically within three to four hours. Mosquito Barrier is currently being used successfully everywhere.
For example, Jerry Taylor of White River KOA (Kampgrounds of America) Interior, S.D., said, "After having applied several gallons of Mosquito Barrier to our 31-acre campground, I am pleased to report excellent results on our previously voracious mosquito population. All we have to do to verify that the mosquitoes are indeed still in season is to walk along the White River, which is adjacent to our property, and therefore not sprayed. They are still there, and in droves, while being virtually eliminated here."