Mosquito Barrier 2001 Spray Repellent

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The pest control industry has become quite extensive in the modern-day world. This is perhaps attributable to the increased need for pest elimination in work, household, and places of travel. Therefore, it has become common for people to look for more effective, pocket-friendly, and environment-friendly solutions to pests such as mosquitoes. Luckily, for those people, products such as the Mosquito Barrier 2001 Spray Repellent have come to help lessen the bug woes.

Different types of spray repellents are now commonplace items in most modern-day households. Unsurprisingly, most manufacturers guarantee some level of effectiveness from their products, making them popular in the market. Is the Mosquito Barrier 2001 Spray Repellent one of these great products with indisputable value for money? Our detailed review of this product will take you through its advantages and downsides.

Overview

One way or another, most people will inevitably find themselves requiring a mosquito repellent. The annoying bugs can make life unbearable in the house, on the patio, or at an outdoor party. The Mosquito Barrier 2001 Spray Repellent eliminates mosquitoes in three ways; killing them, keeping them off, or preventing their multiplication by suffocating their larvae.

Pros

  • Great value for money
  • Pocket-friendly prices
  • Short-lasting smell
  • Ease of application

Cons

  • Garlic-like smell is not for everyone
  • Kills other insects besides mosquitoes
  • May not work on all types of mosquitoes
  • Only one scent option available

What is Mosquito Barrier 2001 Spray Repellent Made of?

The Mosquito Barrier 2001 Spray Repellent is made from a natural garlic formula that makes it entirely safe for children and pets while being highly effective against mosquitoes. The repellent is excellent in keeping mosquitoes away during those special outdoor events such as parties, weddings, cookouts, and camping. Besides mosquitoes, this spray also repels other bugs such as ticks and fleas.

Garlic naturally contains significant sulfur levels, an attribute that makes it quite uncomfortable for insects such as mosquitoes. For humans, there is a real garlic smell during and a few hours after application. However, this scent quickly fades away and becomes undetectable by the human nose. Similar to other mosquito sprays, the Mosquito Barrier 2001 Spray Repellent will rapidly dissipate after heavy rainfall.

Our Mosquito Barrier 2001 Spray Repellent review

We acknowledge the fact that different users will have varied experiences with a particular product. It is therefore important to state that the views, findings, and ratings expressed in this Mosquito Barrier 2001 Spray Repellent review are solely based on our experience with the product. Our opinions regarding the repellent are subjective, and another person’s experience with the product may vary. This review will particularly focus on the repellent’s scent, thickness, ease of use, effectiveness, and value for money.

Scent (7.2/10)

When we first purchased the Mosquito Barrier 2001 Spray Repellent, we were somewhat skeptical about its scent. There are numerous repellents in the market whose scents are quite heavy and unpleasant. We had warned our neighbors of our impending use of the repellent just if the smell was too strong. However, we were pleasantly surprised by the product’s scent. The product does have a real garlic smell during application. The scent lingers on for a while but is gone before you know it.

We sprayed our entire backyard heavily, making sure to go over damp and shaded areas twice. We then sprayed our patio’s walls and ceiling, and while the garlic smell is undoubtedly hard to miss, it is in no way irritating. Keep in mind that the scent will only dissipate when using the diluted repellent. If you accidentally spill some of the undiluted product, the scent lingers on for a very long time. The one major downside regarding the Mosquito Barrier 2001 Spray Repellent’s odor is that it only comes in one variant, garlic. This may not sit well with those who find the natural garlic smell unpleasant.

Thickness (7.8/10)

Liquid spray repellents often vary in their degree of thickness. The Mosquito Barrier 2001 Spray Repellent is relatively thick and contains sizable garlic particles. However, we did not find these to significantly affect the product’s overall use when using a regular sprayer. However, if you plan on using a fogger, you will need to have a strainer or cloth installed to reduce blockages caused by garlic particles.

We comfortably sprayed an area rising to about 8 feet using a 2-gallon sprayer during our repellent usage. This was with the water and repellent solution made in line with the instructions on the packaging. Regular fogger users may find the Mosquito Barrier 2001 Spray Repellent a little less easy to use than some competing products.
We also found it very important to shake the repellent in the bottle before using it. This helps prevent the last application from becoming excessively thick.

Ease of Use (9.0/10)

Using the Mosquito Barrier 2001 Spray Repellent is a walk in the park. Depending on your equipment of choice, using the repellent begins with making a solution as per the instructions. When we tried the spray, we made our solution a little stronger than what was advised on the packaging. We did not encounter any difficulties spraying our patio, trees, grass, and bushes in our backyard using a pump sprayer.

The product comes in a zipped bag, which is quite handy since an accidental spill could result in a smell that lingers for quite some time. We also found instructions on the packaging relatively easy to follow.

Effectiveness (8.0/10)

We purchased a relatively cheap pump sprayer from Home Depot to use with the Mosquito Barrier 2001 Spray Repellent. Our usage pattern generally involved a once-a-month spray routine making sure not to miss the underside of branches and leaves of plants in our backyard and frequent applications on the patio. After about six months of usage, we can confidently say that the repellent is quite effective. Only a few fully-grown mosquitoes seem to survive the sprays.

Recently, visitors to our home have been commenting on how our patio is free of mosquitoes. We would apply the repellent on the patio a while before visitors came over around the most recent rainy season. This would result in pleasant dinners on the deck without any disruptions from mosquitoes.

Similar to other spray repellents, the Mosquito Barrier 2001 Spray Repellent becomes less effective after heavy downpours. This implies that you will have to spray significantly more frequently during rainy seasons to keep getting results.

Value for Money (7.6/10)

Before we decided to try out the Mosquito Barrier 2001 Spray Repellent, we spent about $1500 every summer to keep away mosquitoes. With our newly-discovered spray repellent, we found ourselves using about two and a half bottles every summer, which resulted in significant savings. While the repellent’s overall effectiveness varies greatly depending on rainfall patterns, it represents an overall acceptable value for money.

If one encounters mosquitoes’ problems during the rainy season, the repellent’s value for money quickly diminishes due to the frequent application required to keep it effective.

Final Verdict 7.9

Compared to other spray repellents in the market, the Mosquito Barrier 2001 Spray Repellent is quite a bargain if one’s expectations are not overly high. While the garlic scent might not work well with everyone, the repellent’s ease of use and value for money work in the product’s favor.

On the flip side, the repellent also kills other friendly insects such as butterflies. Additionally, the repellent dissipates extremely fast during rainy conditions, thus reducing its overall effectiveness. After weighing the product’s advantages and downsides, we give it an overall rating of 7.9/10.

[FAQ’s] Consumer Questions & Answers

Is there an expiration date for this? I have some that are a couple of years old. It still smells but wondering how effective it is now.
If the garlic smell is still discernible, go ahead and use the product. It means that the scent will also get to the mosquitoes.

Can this be used in a fogger?
Yes, the Mosquito Barrier 2001 Spray Repellent can easily be used in a fogger. However, one needs to use a filter at the end of the fogger to prevent large garlic particles from causing blockages.

How long does the garlic smell last?
The smell is quite noticeable during spraying and for a few hours afterward. It should be gone by the following day.

Will the spray kill my flowers and plants?
No, the spray is entirely harmless to your plants and flowers.

Is it safe to use this indoors?
It is not advisable to use this repellent indoors due to its rather strong garlic scent during application. While the smell certainly dissipates quickly outdoors, it may linger longer when used indoors.

7.9 Total Score

Scent
7.2
Thickness
7.8
Ease of Use
9.0
Effectiveness
8.0
Value for Money
7.6
PROS
  • Great value for money
  • Pocket-friendly prices
  • Short-lasting smell
  • Ease of application
CONS
  • Garlic-like smell is not for everyone
  • Kills other insects besides mosquitoes
  • May not work on all types of mosquitoes
  • Only one scent option available
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