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 mosquito misting systems. But, how effective are they?
Mosquito Misting System
Let’s begin with the basics – what is a mosquito misting system? A mosquito 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 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
Mosquito 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 Misting Systems?
Now that you know the basics of a mosquito misting system, let’s answer the main question – how effective are mosquito misting systems? Health agency experts are advocates of mosquito misting as the best way of controlling mosquito populations. Furthermore, pest control professionals and customers alike who have installed mosquito 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 the dangerous Zika and West Nile viruses.
SWAT Mosquito Control Systems
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 mosquito control system of your own. SWAT Mosquito 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, beach front 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.