Frequently Asked Questions About Mosquito Misting Systems

Posted on: 19 April 2022


Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying pests for many homeowners. These insects carry pathogens like the Zika Virus and West Nile Virus. Mosquitoes also spread malaria. One of the most effective treatments for mosquitoes is a misting system. Here are some frequently asked questions about mosquito misting systems.

What Are Outdoor Misting Systems?

An outdoor misting system is an application system that sprays pesticides to kill mosquitoes. These systems have spray nozzles that are installed around your home. The spray nozzles are attached by tubes to an insecticide supply. Some misting systems have a timer while others are activated using a remote controller or switch.

What Pesticides Do Misting Systems Use?

The insecticide products often used in residential misting systems are permethrin and pyrethrins. Misting systems also use piperonyl butoxide. To determine the insecticide in your misting system, refer to the contents on the container's label.

The insecticide in misting systems eliminates adult mosquitoes within the range of the nozzles. Therefore, mosquitoes that aren't near the nozzles aren't as affected. Furthermore, mosquito larvae cannot be destroyed by these chemicals. However, the insecticide can kill other insects, including bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.

How Effective Are Misting Systems?

Since a mosquito misting system has a multi-gallon tank full of pesticides, you can continuously release the chemicals to kill mosquitoes. The system sends the chemicals into the air through the nozzles and kills the mosquitoes moving around your yard.

Misting systems are more effective when compared to control products and repellants. Moreover, these alternative mosquito control products require consistent investment. You only need to invest once in mosquito misting systems to eradicate the mosquitoes from your home.

What Are the Benefits of a Misting System?

One of the main benefits of a misting system is that it releases a regular blend of mists. The system also protects against siphoning and leaks. Additionally, many misting systems are weather resistant. They also work in different climatic zones.

How Much Do Misting Systems Cost?

A mosquito misting system is more affordable than many other mosquito control products. This is because, unlike home foggers which are expensive, temporary solutions, misting systems require a one-time installation. Afterward, you will only have to spend money on maintaining the nozzles and hoses. Additionally, you will have to pay for a refill when the pesticide is used up. 

In Closing

Mosquito misting systems are lauded for their effectiveness in eradicating mosquitoes. When choosing a mosquito control product for your home, ensure you consult a pest control professional. You also need to factor in costs, ease of use, environmental friendliness, and effectiveness. 

Contact local pest control services to learn more about these systems.