Mosquitoes are most definitely a nuisance and there’s nothing that can ruin an evening quicker than suddenly being covered in mosquito bites. Of course, these little flying pests can be far more than just a simple nuisance as they can also carry a wide range of infectious diseases like West Nile, Zika and yellow fever. For this reason, it is important that you take steps to protect yourself and your family from these annoying and potentially dangerous pests.
Simple Method for Mosquito Control
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency are both major advocates of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach, which basically involves finding ways to limit the size of local mosquito populations. In this sense, the best thing you can do is to ensure that you have no standing water around your property. Whether it’s in a jar, old tire or the saucer of a potted plant, standing water provides the habitat mosquito larvae need to turn into adults. By taking away this habitat, you can do a lot to reduce the mosquito population around your house.
The Benefits of an Automatic Mosquito Misting System
While IPM does have its benefits, the problem is that some species of mosquitoes can fly for several miles. This means that they don’t necessarily have to breed around your property to cause problems. For this reason, more and more people are turning to automatic mosquito misting systems as an added layer of protection.
Also known as automatic mosquito foggers, these misting systems spray out a fine mist of pesticide that’s virtually guaranteed to kill any mosquitoes in the area on contact. These systems tend to use less harmful pesticides that dissipate quickly, which means they don’t pose a threat to the health of your family or pets.
These automatic misting systems use a number of small nozzles that can be installed directly on your fence, patio or virtually any other solid system. Each nozzle is hooked up to a reservoir of pesticide and the systems can be activated by either a timer or simply turning on the switch. In this way, you can activate the system whenever the mosquitoes are most active. Alternatively, you could set the system so that it runs just before you get home from work so that you can enjoy the evening in your yard free from the threat of mosquitoes.
Although some cities regularly spray for mosquitoes, even this is usually not enough to fully control and eliminate local mosquito populations. This means that it’s up to you to do whatever you can to control the mosquito population around your home—both by ensuring that you don’t provide them a suitable habitat for breeding and additional spraying through the use of an automatic mosquito misting machine.