How Effective Are Mosquito Misting Systems?
June 7, 2017
The threat of the Zika virus has put a new focus on the importance of protecting ourselves and our families from mosquito bites. It also has national and local state health agencies consulting experts for the most effective solution to this threat. The consensus among scientists in the field of entomology is that there is no better solution than mosquito abatement, and the key element of mosquito abatement is the destruction of mosquitoes through the use of misting.
Why does misting work?
Adult mosquitoes don't like the hot sun. It dries them out. So, when the sun is high in the sky, most mosquitoes are hiding in shaded areas. If these adult mosquitoes are destroyed while they rest, they will not be able to lay eggs and create more mosquitoes. It is as simple as that.
How does misting work?
There are two ways to use a mist of EPA-approved chemicals to destroy mosquitoes. One is an application done by a pest professional. They wear a unit on their back and they spray foliage, bushes, shrubs, and shade areas where they know adult mosquitoes are hiding. This is the process the U.S. government employs to government-owned property. And, while this has shown great success, it is an incomplete solution when home and business owners don't take part.
The other ways misting is employed is through the use of misting systems. These offer an even greater level of protection because it treats sensitive areas much more routinely than having a pest control technician stop by and spray.
Will I see a difference if I have a misting system installed on my property?
Our customers love this service. Some are actually shocked at what an amazing difference it makes. They can go out into their backyard and not have to worry about a single bite. There are many factors involved, obviously. If you live near a swarm, you're going to have a hard time keeping up with the mosquito population no matter what you do. But, even in extreme circumstances, mosquito reduction makes life a whole lot nicer.
Whether you want to increase your protection from Zika, West Nile, and other dangerous viruses, or just take your backyard back this summer, the professionals here at Adams Exterminating Company has a solution. If you're in our Texas service area contact us today to schedule an appoint for one of our misting specialists to take a look at your property and walk you through the process from start to finish. What do you have to lose but a bunch of mosquito bites?