Mosquitos are just an all-around nuisance. Not only do they cause millions of deaths every year, but they can quickly ruin an otherwise fun summer activity. From going to the beach to a barbeque with the entire family – these pesky insects are the worst. Thankfully, you have the team from SWAT to help you eliminate mosquitoes and no-see-ums once and for all. Learn how to remove mosquitoes and more below! 

Mosquito Control 101

Mosquito control starts with some simple, practical steps. To start fighting back against mosquitoes this summer, make sure to: 

Wear Light-Colored Clothes

There are a lot of theories about why dark clothes attract mosquitoes. Some are false, but the general scientific consensus is that biting insects are attracted to both bright and dark colors because they are easier to spot against the horizon. Regardless of the “why,” wearing light-colored clothes will help eliminate mosquitoes from your list of things to worry about. 

mosquito backyard controlGet Rid of Any Standing Water

This is more of a mosquito backyard control tip, but you’re going to want to dump out any standing water you have around your house. Standing water is a mosquito’s best friend. They use the water to breed. Make sure to take any cups inside and empty any containers in your yard! 

The Middle of the Day is Your Friend

You can practice mosquito control by avoiding the morning and twilight. Yes, twilight is prime time for having an outdoor family dinner, but it’s also prime time for you to become mosquito dinner. Mosquitos also dislike just about any amount of wind, so consider taking that beach or park trip when it’s a bit windy out. You’ll be sure to avoid no-see-ums and mosquitos. 

Don’t Wear Open-Toed Shoes

Florida is the land of the flipflop, and this is especially true during the humid summer months. Avoid open-toe shoes if you can, and you’ll also help eliminate mosquitos. These pesky flying insects are attracted to foot odor and sweat.  

Tips on How to Remove Mosquitos

Now that you know some easy ways to help fight mosquitoes during the summer, let’s look at how to remove mosquitoes once and for all. 

eliminate mosquitosClean Up Your Yard

Remember when we recommended dumping any standing water? This no-see-um and mosquito backyard control tip is based on the same principle. Your yard, particularly your backyard, has a lot of potential mosquito hotspots. Grills, sheds, bikes, and lawn ornaments can all collect water and serve as a home for biting insects. The same is true for gutters and downspouts. Clean up your yard, and you’ll see fewer mosquitos. 

Get Expertly Designed Mosquito Misting Systems

An effective mosquito misting system is a must if you really want to find out how to remove mosquitoes. While it probably sounds complicated, mosquito misting systems are actually simple. They’re custom-built misters that are placed around your house and yard. They use pyrethrum and rosemary sprays to keep your yard biting insect free and offer unparalleled mosquito backyard control.

 Every expertly designed SWAT Mosquito Misting System comes with complete quality assurance. We get the job done, and you can rest assured we do whatever it takes to keep your yard mosquito-free. Contact us today at (866) 900-SWAT for a free estimate!


Warmer weather means more time to enjoy outdoor activities around the home, such as cookouts and pool parties. Pool parties are usually great fun, but the enjoyment is often dampened by the arrival of unwanted guests. The most common unwanted guests to crash your summer gathering are mosquitos and no-see-ums. It seems like as soon as the sun begins to set on the horizon, mobs of these flying pests arrive on the scene. In recent years, some people have begun to fight back with the use of misting systems. But, how effective are they?  

how effective are mosquito misting systemsMosquito Systems

Let’s begin with the basics – what is a mosquito misting system? A  misting system sometimes referred to as a mosquito control system, is a system that sprays a fine mist that will kill mosquitoes and other insects around your home. These systems are installed throughout the area the homeowner wants to be protected from the pests (similar to how a homeowner determines the layout of a lawn sprinkler system). These systems originated years ago for use in livestock barns and horse stables to control flies, but the systems used today are intended only for outdoor residential use for the protection of yards and other outdoor areas around your home.

Setting up Mosquito Systems

Dangerous insect systems are set up in strategic areas throughout the yard and put out a mist of insecticide intended to kill the mosquitoes and other insects, including flies and spiders. The systems are usually placed on timers but can also be set up to be turned on and off by remote control. A homeowner who plans a last-minute outdoor gathering can turn on the system prior to the event from inside the home, avoiding going out among the pests to activate the system.  

How Effective are Mosquito Systems?

Now that you know the basics of a mosquito misting system, let’s answer the main question – how effective are misting systems? Health agency experts are advocates of misting products as the best way of controlling mosquito populations. Furthermore, pest control professionals and customers alike who have installed misting systems agree that these systems provide excellent protection from mosquitoes and other insects. Health experts also remind us that decreasing mosquito populations also reduces the transmission of dangerous Zika and West Nile viruses.

mosquito systems for control of backyard bugsSWAT Mosquito Control

If you would like to rid your outdoor activities of those annoying mosquitoes, no-see-ums, and other flying insects, you should definitely consider installing a no-see-um control system of your own. SWAT Mosquito Contol Systems has a staff of certified professionals who can help you from start to finish with the planning and installation of your own mosquito misting service. We also specialize in systems for business owners looking to rid their restaurant patio, beachfront or boardwalk café of those annoying mosquitoes. Also, don’t forget to ask about our mosquito control guarantee. Contact SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ today at 1-866-900-SWAT.


One of the best things about living in South Florida is the ability to spend time outdoors all year round. Spending time outdoors, however, is dependent on two things: the Florida weather and pesky mosquitos, no-see-ums, and other biting insects. While you can’t control the weather, there are steps you can take to keep biting insects at bay. Here are some of the best plants to have for your South Florida yard.


Few plants are as associated with mosquito repelling as citronella grass. The distinct smell of citronella is an effective mosquito-deterrent – so much so that the scent commonly features in repellant candles. Citronella is a straightforward plant to both grow and maintain and does especially well in warm climates – such as South Florida.


These easy-to-grow plants are an excellent way to keep mosquitos at bay. Marigolds emit a pungent odor which deters not only mosquitos but also various other beetles and bugs, including Mexican bean beetles, squash bugs, aphids, hornworms, and whiteflies. Marigolds look great and make the perfect addition to pots, or as a border around yards, patios and porches.

best plants for your front yardHerbs

These pretty-smelling plants are an excellent choice for far more than merely lawn decoration. Many of the herbs that you find in the kitchen are also noted to be effective natural repellents. The reason for their effectiveness is their aroma deters mosquitos – driving them away and keeping your yard safe.


Keeping lavender as a houseplant or in your garden will naturally deter mosquitoes, moths, flies, and even fleas. Some other strong-smelling plants, such as basil, thyme, and garlic are great options as well, though the scent of lavender will keep pesky slugs, snails, and cabbage moths from destroying your garden or backyard.


Also known as catmint, this species of plant thrives in nearly every climate on the planet. Catnip, a member of the mint family, is easy to maintain and offers impressive mosquito-repelling abilities. According to research by Iowa State University, catnip is ten times as effective as DEET. Now all you have to worry about is deterring those neighborhood cats!


These flowers provide vibrant bursts of colors in flower beds, so it can be hard to imagine that such pretty florals could also be such effective bug killers. The key ingredient that acts as a natural pesticide is pyrethrum, which works wonders against many common garden pests such as:

  • Japanese beetles
  • Root-knot nematodes
  • Spider mites
  • Harlequin bugs
  • Ants
  • Roaches
  • Ticks
  • Lice
  • Fleas
  • Bedbugs
  • Silverfish

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Chrysanthemums aren’t just for colorful gardens. At SWAT Mosquito Systems®️, we utilize a biodegradable Chrysanthemum-based spray for our mosquito repellent systems. We are dedicated to providing comprehensively effective-yet-safe mosquito repellant systems for your home or business.

With our unique, one-of-a-kind mosquito misting system, we have helped eliminate mosquitoes, no-see-ums, flies and other biting insects that have plagued South Florida residents for years. Call SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ today, at 1-866-900-SWAT and say goodbye to unwanted pests.

Ahhhh – the springtime. Of course, some people say that South Florida doesn’t have any seasons, but we know that’s not true. When spring comes, you know it. Now that it’s here, it’s time to plan some fantastic backyard, springtime activities without worrying about uninvited guests – mosquitos, no-see-ums, and other flying insects. Here are some great outdoor ideas that involve tapping into your creative genes, exploring your wild side, and just having some fun.

Outdoor Activities for Everyone

backyard activitiesBackyard Fun for the Whole Family

 Both kids and adults enjoy a good scavenger hunt. There are all kinds of ways you can also find treasures outside.

Feeling extra adventurous? Indoor rock climbing is all the rage. Imagine the fun your kids will have with their own portable, smaller version for the backyard.

No campground site nearby? No problem. Pitch a tent right in your back yard. Share scary stories and spend the night with the stars glistening over your tent.

Let’s Eat!

Everyone enjoys a good outdoor dinner party or backyard cookout. The next time you throw an outdoor party, try out some unique BBQ ideas and impress the crowd!

Backyard barbeque aside, have you ever had a picnic in your backyard? All you’ll need to do is to prepare sandwiches, along with your favorite snacks and drinks. The kids can have fun creating their own unique sandwiches. But picnics aren’t just for the kids; you can also plan a romantic picnic for two.

backyard activities in springPlant and Build Together

Spring is the time to plant your favorite greenery. Imagine the enjoyment your kids will get out of planting vegetables, watching them grow, and then seeing them as part of the family meals. Don’t forget to include some mosquito-repelling plants and flowers, as part of your plans.

Bird watching, anyone? Instead of buying a pre-made birdhouse, make your own from scratch. It’s a great DIY project for the whole family. There are all sorts of ways to build a kid-friendly birdhouse using various materials.

We Can Keep Your Backyard Mosquito Free

You can enjoy all of your favorite backyard activities without having to worry about flying bugs buzzing around and interrupting your good vibes – thanks to a custom-designed, mosquito control misting system. SWAT Mosquito Systems®️’ state-of-the-art no-see-um and mosquito misting system is fully automated, spraying only 2 to 3 times a day for 30 to 50 seconds each. You set the timer to accommodate your schedule.

Call SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ today, at 1-866-900-SWAT and find out how our licensed technicians can help you enjoy amazing backyard activities, in the spring, and all year long.