There is more than one way to keep your property free of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. We do not just mean simple store-bought methods like citronella candles and bug sprays (which, as we have said in the past, tend to be relatively ineffective and even dangerous). Some of the more comprehensive options include mosquito mist systems and the practice known as “mosquito fogging.” The question then becomes: which should you choose for your own home?
What Exactly Are These Systems?
Mosquito mist systems consist of a series of nozzles installed around the perimeter landscaping of property as well as interior nozzles around the home. At certain times of the day, these nozzles automatically mist for 30-45 seconds. These systems are much like sprinkler systems; only instead of watering the grass, their mist helps get rid of mosquitoes, no-see-ums, and other pests around your home.
The term “mosquito fogging” may sound similar to “mosquito misting,” but there are significant differences between the two practices. The machine used for fogging is meant to be held in the user’s hands, as one would do with a leaf blower. People can operate these by connecting a canister of insecticide and pulling the trigger to release the chemicals.
How Long Do They Last?
Mosquito fogging may clear away insects from whichever areas you sprayed. However, this is a short-term method. Those areas may be insect-free for a few days, and going outside without returning inside covered with bug bites might be doable. However, the mosquitoes and no-see-ums will be back before long. When that happens, you will have to fire up the fogging machine and do this all over again.
On the other hand, you can set mosquito misting systems to go off a few times a day. Doing so allows for a continuous mist that continually drives any pests away from that space. Each nozzle releases the insect repellant over a substantial area, meaning that the entire system could potentially cover the whole property. With each With each 30-45 second spray constantly renewing the potency of the mist, the system can get rid of insects.
What Do I Have to Do?
The act of mosquito fogging is more hands-on than the misting system. The owner of the fogging machine needs to carry it around and operate it manually. Moreover, the fogging machine is only effective around the areas where it points – similar to how a lawnmower just cuts the grass beneath it, not around it. If someone wants to clear their entire backyard of bugs, they have to pace every inch of it.
Meanwhile, mosquito misting systems are automatic. You can time them to go off at specific moments each day, and they will spray on their own. Plus, with their multiple nozzles, these systems can sweep broader areas than just wherever they are pointed. No handling is necessary – all you would need to do is to add more solution whenever it runs out. Homeowners who prefer not having to fire up a machine every few days may find this option far preferable.
Mosquito mist systems definitely carry many advantages over mosquito fogging. If you want to stop worrying about pests and start truly enjoying your own backyard and patio, you can get your very own mosquito mist system set up right away. Call SWAT Mosquito Systems at 866-900-SWAT and find out how our licensed technicians can help you today.