2021 - Volume #45, Issue #4, Page #30[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Garlic Spray Keeps Mosquitoes Away
“We worked on various formulations. When I took the final one to my home and sprayed it in the backyard, within two minutes insects were leaving,” Milne recalls. “You’re creating a three-dimensional zone. We made it so it adheres well - even in wet weather.”
The main ingredient is garlic oil - not garlic juice that is in competitor products. The proprietary concentrate is ready to use. A 900 ml (about 1 quart) bottle attaches to a garden hose and covers up to 3,000 sq. ft. A video on the website shows how to get full coverage. A trigger hand sprayer with a diluted version can be used in small areas up to 280 sq. ft.
In typical summers in Ontario, Milne sprays three times - mid-May, mid-June and mid-July. It’s also ideal for spraying the day before events and outdoor weddings.
“The garlic scent only lasts for 3 or 4 hrs., but mosquitoes know it’s there,” Milne says.
MOSQUITO-Less is eco-friendly and approved for spraying on buildings, furniture, plants and trees. Milne has looked into having a diluted version approved for using on animals, but the process and testing are expensive.
The Canadian-made product sells through many distributors for $35 to $40 (Canadian) for the concentrated version. Larger sizes are available for bigger areas. Milne plans to add a U.S. manufacturer in 2021 for distribution in the U.S.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bill Milne, Alex Milne Associates, 25 Planchet Rd., Unit 3, Concord, Ontario L4K 2C5 Canada (ph 800 563-5947; www.alexmilne.com; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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