Are Mosquito Misting Systems Safe And Effective?

October 2, 2017 | Mosquitoes

As the number of mosquito population and mosquito borne diseases are getting increased, there has been discussion and attempts that concerns to control the population of mosquito by using mosquito misting, but are mosquito misting systems safe and effective? This article will help you to get the answer.

What are mosquito misting systems?

In order to control mosquito and other insects population, a system is build to be used as outdoor residential around the home or also popularly known as “mosquito misters”. It is designed to spray pesticides in a fine mist in order to kill harmful outdoor insects including mosquitos. This system consists of spray nozzles which are mounted around the home perimeters in landscaping or lawn or other parts of the house. They are connected to insecticide supply. The system can be automatic which are on at preset interval set controlled by the user. Other systems may use remote controller to turn the system on.

What kind of pesticides used in the misting system?

The most often used insecticide products in the misting system consists of permethrin and pyrethrins. It has piperonyl butoxide substances in it. There are also some certain pesticides with minimal risk which may also be used in misting systems including malic acid, linseed oil, cedar oil and etc.  even though it is not yet being regulated by epa, many states create regulations about these pesticides.

Are mosquito misting systems safe and effective?

After you know the functions and the design of mosquito misting system, another question that probably comes to your mind is “are mosquito misting systems safe and effective?” the answer is yes. First, it requires a simple and an easy step to install the mosquito misting system. What you need to do to start with is by choosing the area that you want to protect from the mosquitoes. It is fundamentally important to choose on the boundary area where it becomes your backyard perimeter. Next, you can take a look out for areas in the boundary area including decks, pool, other areas of entertainment. You can create a rough sketch for the area that you want to protect and present it to the technicians. They will kindly help you with variants of nozzles along with some requirements of installation.

What things should I consider before choosing mosquito misting system?

It is very important that you choose the right concentration of mosquito misting concentration, however, it depends on someone’s personal preferences. There are several misting concentrations including those with low toxic organic that will not leave any residue. In addition, you also need to install drum reservoir based systems on a level ground. After that, you need to ensure that the nozzles have been installed as much as 3.6 up to 4.5 m from the boundary area and also as much as 3m within the boundary around the areas.

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Those are all some information that hopefully answers your question “are mosquito misting systems safe and effective?”

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