Do Mosquito Misting Systems Really Work?

Mosquito misting systems have been in use for quite a while now, and they're considered effective by many. But do they really work? To figure out if they're as effective as advertised, you'll need to understand how they function. 

What Is a Misting System?

A misting system contains either insecticides or repellents to kill or repel mosquitos. You can install an automatic mosquito misting system that turns on when mosquitos are most active.

Typically, mosquitos are active at dusk, dawn, and early evening. You can have it installed so that it blends in well with the landscape. Once installed, the misting system will release a fine mist for a few seconds a few times per day when the mosquitos are most active. You can also control the frequency of release using a remote control. 

Once the mist is released, it kills or repels the mosquitos, depending on the chemicals used. Ideally, you should choose a chemical that kills the mosquitos as the repellents aren't as effective. You'll also need to spray the mist more frequently to keep it working. 

How Effective Are Misting Systems?

Their effectiveness depends on the system used, frequency, and chemicals used. For example, if you use repellents, you'll need to keep spraying to achieve the desired results. However, if you use insecticides, you can kill the mosquitos on contact, disrupting their life cycle. 

Ensure you get the right mosquito misting system by hiring a pest control company to install and service it. The upside to using a mosquito misting system is that you can customize it. If the mosquitos are gaining resistance to the insecticide or repellent you're currently using, you change the chemicals or increase the frequency of spraying. 

Additionally, you can change the chemicals to kill other unwanted insects such as flies, ticks, and spiders. Those who have installed the system are happy with the benefits. However, don't rush to install a mosquito misting system before consulting a specialist. 

Should You Install a Mosquito Misting System?

If you and your family spend a lot of time in the backyard enjoying barbecues or playing, a misting system might be ideal for you. The system will keep the mosquitos at bay as you enjoy your beers or meat. 

You can set up the system strategically around the property and place it on a timer. If you have an event, you can set it on before the event and allow the insecticide or repellent to work for a while.