Keeping Bugs Where They Belong

Keeping Bugs Where They Belong

How Do Mosquito Misting Systems Work?

Judy Lute

One or two mosquitoes are annoying, but they are not something that needs professional treatment. But if your home seems to be attracting swarms of mosquitoes regularly, then you'll probably want to do something about it sooner rather than later. Mosquito misting systems are an effective way to keep local mosquito populations down.

If mosquitoes are a major issue around your home, then a mosquito misting system might be the solution you're looking for.

Mosquito misting systems are automated

Unlike other barrier treatments, which professional pest controllers apply, mosquito-misting systems run on an automated system. The system consists of a control box that connects to several spray nozzles installed around your home. And the system will spray insecticide into the immediate area several times a day.

You can also program a misting system according to your specific needs. For instance, you can typically program a mosquito misting system to spray more often, for a longer duration, or with a higher concentration of insecticide.

Mosquito misting systems affect adult mosquitoes

Misting systems don't affect mosquito larvae like some other mosquito treatments do. Instead, they target adult mosquitoes, which usually hide in the shadowed areas around your home when they aren't actively seeking out a blood meal. However, misting systems do prevent adult mosquitoes from emerging after undergoing the larval stage.

Mosquito misting systems can be placed in various locations

The most common places for mosquito misting systems are eaves and fences, but you can place a misting system anywhere you wish. For instance, if mosquitoes are more prevalent along the bushes at the back of your yard, you can ensure that your mosquito spray system can reach there as well as the usual areas.

Mosquito systems can be used with other treatments to protect pollinators and fish

Because misting systems use pesticides to kill mosquitoes, they can end up harming other insects, such as bees. They can also harm fish if placed too close to ponds. So, if you wish to protect your local bee population or a nearby pond, then ensure that your misting system doesn't spray the flowers or water features in your yard. Instead, you can opt for another system in those areas.

Mosquito misting systems require some maintenance

Because misting systems consist of electronics and tubes with nozzles, you will need to ensure that you don't damage them when working in your yard. And misting systems may require some maintenance from time to time.

Are mosquitoes a major problem in your yard? Then consider keeping them at bay at all times by installing a mosquito misting system in your yard.


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Keeping Bugs Where They Belong

Nothing is more frustrating than dealing with pests inside your house. In addition to giving you the creepy-crawlies, it might also make friends and family members think twice before they lounge on your sofa or stay the night. However, you don't have to let bugs ruin your lifestyle. By paying a professional who handles pest control, you can add an invisible barrier inside your home to ward off harmful insects. My blog discusses all different types of pest control methods, so that you understand the options you have available. After treating your home, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a clean and relaxing space.