When Steve Jenkins wanted to find a way to keep his newborn son safe from the dangers of insect bites, he became a man with a mission. Now, his company, SWAT Mosquito Systems®️, takes the sting permanently out of mosquito season in South Florida with a proprietary system that is custom designed for each client’s home or business.

“It’s really important to be able to enjoy the outdoors around your home or workplace without the fear of being bothered by mosquitoes, no-see-ums and biting insects,” says Jenkins, an engineer and president of SWAT Mosquito Systems®️, a licensed pest control company. “Our system is higher quality than other companies in South Florida. And, because we are the largest in the region, we can supply a better and quicker service.” SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ creates a mosquito- free barrier around your business, home, pool and backyard by installing a system of nickel-plated and stainless-steel nozzles in order to kill mosquitoes and other insects. It is a fully automated system that uses a safe, botanical insecticide derived from chrysanthemums, or an equally safe organic alternative made from rosemary oil. Jenkins explains that his team of pest control professionals takes great care to custom design each misting system to be highly effective, but largely unnoticeable. “We’re perfectionists,” he says. “We’re always concerned about how it looks and making sure it is installed correctly.”

Once installed, the system sprays at regular intervals, according to the client’s schedule and needs. Jenkins recommends misting during the evening and nighttime hours, when biting insects are most active. Each SWAT system comes with a comprehensive guarantee and the company’s lifetime warranty covers all parts and labor for full-service customers. “We know the system works,” Jenkins says. “We have a saying: We move in, mosquitoes move out.

This article originally appeared in The Boca Raton Observer” Special Advertising Section.


Mosquitoes bugging the bejesus outta you? Time to call in the SWAT team!

Palm trees, balmy weather, sunshine…we Floridians are not only lucky, we’re smart! We’re brainy enough to have chosen the best place to live in the entire country. But living in paradise, like living anywhere else, comes with its everyday challenges, and just like anything else, some of those are bigger than others. On the larger scale, yes, we have to deal with hurricanes. On a smaller scale, but no less taxing, is the nuisance of mosquitoes

An indigenous band of blood-sucking soldiers, these loathsome buggers wage warfare on us by sneak attack.  They’re not just irritating, causing itchy welts on our skin and obliterating a painstakingly-planned pool party in mere minutes, they’re downright dangerous, potentially carrying West Nile virus, Zika and encephalitis, among other illnesses.

Sadly, there’s no solution to the first problem… other than stocking up on water and batteries and hunkering down. But to the second, there’s a resolution that’s not only effective, it’s environmentally-safeSWAT Mosquito Systems®️ is a licensed, South Florida pest control company, whose secret weapon is a fully-automated misting system that uses Pyrethrum, a solution derived from chrysanthemums. They also offer a 100 percent USDA National Organic Compliant alternative, a rosemary-based solution made up of essential plant extracts and oils.

All of this might sound sweet, all flowers and herbs and such, but SWAT guarantees their method is downright deadly (to mosquitoes and no-seeums, of course.)  Why? Because their revolutionary system doesn’t just repel the insects, it veritably annihilates them. Therefore, enlisting the help of SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ is both an efficient, and nontoxic, way to fight back. (See, I told you Floridians were smart. But we’re also tough!)

Leave it to a Texan to wrangle up a herd of experts to corral these problematic pests and eradicate them from your home on the range.  President and Founder Steve Jenkins first launched their mosquito misting business in 2002, quickly becoming the highest grossing company of its kind in Northern Texas. Now having brought their expertise to South Florida in 2006, SWAT is enjoying success for this reason alone: it works. “SWAT can wipe out your mosquito problem in as little as two weeks – ensuring peace of mind and restoring the ability to enjoy the outdoors,” says Jenkins. “When you choose SWAT Mosquito Systems®️, you can be confident of worry-free, insect-free enjoyment of your outdoor spaces for years to come.”

Here’s the battle plan: the company installs a custom-built misting system of sprays, strategically located and concealed around the perimeter of the home. “The truly effective method for killing and controlling the mosquito population is to create a barrier around the home,” explains Jenkins. The pyrethrum is “misted” for about 30-60 seconds, three or four times a day. It directly affects the nervous system of biting insects, which kills rather than just repelling.

Think about it. Other repellent options can be a hassle, and don’t necessarily get the job done. Lighting citronella candles, or spraying can after can of stinky spray on your skin, only to have the mosquitoes come back and bite you in the you-know-what. SWAT’s system is favored by homeowners because it’s convenient and unobtrusive. “At SWAT Mosquito Systems®️, we are experts and industry pioneers who use the most technologically advanced, durable equipment available,” says Vice President and Project Manager Brent Ball. “We custom design each system to be highly effective yet virtually invisible, ensuring an aesthetically pleasing yard.”

Additionally, the system is an ideal fit for the increasingly automated world we live in. Command central is a digital display panel. It’s the only system of its kind to incorporate a level-sensing float switch, agitator, and 3-button remote control. “With an agitator, the solution stays well blended, for a consistent, even spray every time,” explains Ball. Setting or changing the frequency and duration of mist cycles on the easy-to-read display panel is a snap. A digital level sensor displays how much insecticide remains in the reservoir. There’s no waste, because when misting isn’t required, a weather sensor can automatically delay extraneous misting. And it even comes with a remote that allows you to mist in-between cycles, or turn the system off entirely. It’s an effortless way to show mosquitoes, and other similar insects, exactly who’s boss.

Best of all, the mosquitoes are the only ones at risk, not the homeowners, because SWAT offers a lifetime warranty for full service customers, as well as a money-back guarantee. “We offer the most comprehensive guarantee in the business,” says Ball. “If you are not fully satisfied with the system within 120 days of installation, we will remove the system and give you a complete refund.”

South Floridians spend thousands of dollars beautifying your home’s exterior, sprucing up the landscape, installing a fabulous swimming pool , and even building an outdoor kitchen to entertain your friends and family. Why let a mini-army of militant mosquitoes ruin the fun and wreak havoc, thereby wasting your investments, when there’s a safe and affordable solution available?

And consumers need not worry, because SWAT makes certain their misting system will endure for years to come, despite tough elements, due to the high quality, sturdy materials that encompass it. Stainless steel or nickel-plated nozzles are incorporated, with viton seals on the Italian fittings and pump. Even the control panel has a weatherproof enclosure. “Building custom mosquito systems is all we do. And we do it right,” says Jenkins, adding, “We use the latest technology available to make the best backyard mosquito control system possible.”

It’s time to take back your terrain. With the SWAT Mosquito System, those devious, and bothersome guerrillas will be outsmarted, and strategically defeated. Hiring SWAT is like bringing in the cavalry, and soon the war against mosquitoes will be over. They’ll be waving the white flag in surrender, and you will be victorious.

For more information, call 1-866-900-SWAT, or visit www.swatmosquitosystems.com

This article originally appeared in “Simply the Best” magazine’s may/june 2014 issue: Guerillas in the Mist


In the past week, news of the spreading Zika virus has taken the media by storm. Typically more common in Central and South America, there have been 12 reported cases in Florida in the past week – enough for Governor Scott to issue a state of emergency in the five effected counties. For the rest of us, these recent cases serve as a great reminder of the importance of investing in an effective mosquito barrier and perhaps even installing a SWAT pyrethrum yard fogger. Domestically we are accustomed to hearing about West Nile Virus, and for international travelers malaria and dengue steal most of the headlines. So what is the deal with the Zika virus, and what can we do to prevent it?

What is the Zika virus and how can a Pyrethrum yard fogger help fight it?

The Zika virus is a mosquito borne virus that was first discovered in Uganda in the 1940s. It remained relatively isolated for a long time before spreading to the South Pacific. Most recently, the virus has been spreading dramatically throughout Central and South America, and there is a real threat it could extend into the Southern U.S. as well. Thankfully, the 12 reported cases in Florida are all in individuals who were bit by mosquitos while traveling in affected areas. If it does happen to extend into Florida and the Southern U.S., your best defense is to invest in a strong mosquito barrier. Currently, SWAT’s insect fogging technology has proven to be one of the best ways to rid your property of the potential virus-carrying mosquitos.

What would happen if you contracted the Zika virus?

Much like other mosquito born illnesses, the Zika virus has a varying degree of severity. About 1/5 of people with the Zika virus will develop body aches, a fever, rash, nausea, and diarrhea with symptoms dissipating after about one week. The most rare, and severe, forms of the Zika virus can lead to a neurological condition that weakens muscles, damages nerves, and can even paralyze. The more severe symptoms will last weeks, months, or even years. In extreme cases, this condition can even lead to death. Many of the people who contract the virus, however, show no symptoms and have no idea they have become a carrier. While good for the individual, this is very concerning from an epidemiology standpoint. If the right species of mosquito bites an infected individual the insect now becomes a carrier, and the disease can spread rapidly. This is a concern in Florida as the number of reported cases has grown, and now is the perfect time to invest in a preventative insect fogging machine..

While a state of emergency has been issued in Florida for the recent Zika virus reports, it is not yet time to panic. By installing a mosquito barrier or pyrethrum yard fogger from SWAT, you can do your part to keep yourself and your family safe if this virus does start to spread. For more information about this virus, visit the CDC website at: www.cdc.gov/zika/


In today’s world, it is inspiring to see individuals and companies going the extra yard to make socially and environmentally conscious decisions.  Even in the world of insect repellent, people are seeking out garlic bug spray or eco-green mosquito spray systems to eliminate insects while reducing their environmental impact.  We are not that far removed from the days of harmful pesticide use and Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, and there is a growing movement toward environmentally friendly technologies.  Next time you are outside, lathering yourself in insect repellent, and swatting bug after bug, think how nice it would be to have an insect free backyard!  SWAT, and our eco-green mosquito spray, has your answer and below are three reasons why our Florida insect misting technology is the absolute best way to eliminate mosquitoes and insects from your backyard.

The Top Environmentally Friendly Florida Insect Misting System Available

There are countless ways to try and rid your yard of mosquitos, but most of them fall into one of two categories.  They are either very harmful to the environment or highly ineffective.  For the first time ever, SWAT has developed a technology that is the best of both worlds.  Our mosquito misting systems will eliminate insects from your backyard but, as importantly, do so in an environmentally neutral way.

SWAT’s Most Subtle Florida Insect Misting Technology

In addition to being the only environmentally friendly option to rid your yard of mosquitos, SWAT’s spraying technology is also the most indirect method available.  With sprayers naturally hidden amongst your property’s landscaping, and a control box concealed in a nearby garage or shed, you will forget our spraying system is there at all!  This makes for an unobtrusive and harmless way for your family, your guests, and you to enjoy Florida’s great outdoors.

Most Importantly, SWAT is Effective!

While environmentalism and unobtrusive technology is important, an effective insect repellent is ultimately what everyone desires.  SWAT’s spraying technology is just that!  Instead of relying on harmful (yet effective) chemical sprays or hoping that your grandma’s garlic bug spray is more than an old wives’ tale, trust SWAT’s proven mosquito spraying technology.  You won’t be disappointed!

In the 21st Century, it is becoming increasingly important to find effective solutions to problems while also taking responsibility for their social or environmental implications.  Insect spray has always been a tricky technology in that regard but not anymore!  Put down your DEET and garlic bug spray, and turn to SWAT’s highly effective and environmentally friendly spraying systems to meet all of your moral and insect fighting needs!