Having a bad problem with mosquitos this year. My yard has no standing
water but a lot of ornamental vegetation, terraced walls and fruit
trees. With all the heavy rains we have been having this year certain
areas of my yard have held puddles of water but not for long and there
are many damp areas around the terraced walls.
I am wondering if I could safely use something like malathion to spray
in around the heavy vegetation and along the bottoms of the terraced
walls where the ground remains damp. I also have squirrels, rabbits,
and the occasional groundhog who hang around here...along with the
birds and I would not want to harm them. No children or other humans
to worry about.
Is this malathion safe to us under my conditions and is it effective.
Any replies or suggestions would be appreciated.