What Is Pyrethrum and How Effective Is It vs Other Mosquito Repellents?


Everyone wants to make their summer outings as pleasant as possible. Unfortunately, mosquitoes and other biting insects often have different plans and want to crash the party. Hence the search for what is the best insect repellent available. One repellent derived from a natural source is known as Pyrethrum. But what is pyrethrum and how effective is it versus other mosquito repellents?  

What is Pyrethrum?

Pyrethrum is a powerful insecticide made from the flowers of the Pyrethrum plant (more commonly known as Chrysanthemum). The oil that is extracted from this plant is a powerful insect repellent.  Pyrethrum has been used for centuries as an insect repellent. While the plant repels a variety of annoying bugs and insects, the insecticide that results from processing the plant is a potent one. Today, Pyrethrum is used as a primary ingredient in most “all-natural” insect repellents and is an essential tool in the fight against no-see-ums and other biting insects.  

pyrethrum sprayPyrethrum Spray

Probably the most popular way to use Pyrethrum as an insect repellent is as a spray. After the flowers from the plant are dried, they are processed into a pyrethrum spray effective against many types of biting insects. Pyrethrum is also used as an ingredient in many sprays used to kill other insects, including wasps and beetles. It is non-toxic, so it is considered safe for use around children and pets. As with any other insect sprays or similar products, Pyrethrum spray should be used as directed to avoid excessive runoff into waterways.   

The Non-Synthetic Choice

Pyrethrum insecticides are at the forefront of plant-based methods for battling against biting insects, as well as insects that attack plants. Because of its origins, many who are looking for non-synthetic chemicals seek this out as a powerful alternative. As such, Pyrethrum is often used as a primary ingredient in mosquito misting systems. Misting systems are the best way to control a mosquito population and protect against biting insects of all types. Misting systems also protect you from diseases spread by these insects, including Zika and the West Nile virus. Customers who have installed mosquito misting systems agree that these systems provide excellent protection against mosquitoes and other biting insects.

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You can get all the benefits of the natural pest killing ability found in Pyrethrum by installing a mosquito misting 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, beachfront, or boardwalk café of those annoying mosquitoes. Don’t forget to ask about our mosquito control guarantee. Give SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ a call today at 1-866-900-SWAT.