Do Misting Systems Keep Mosquitoes Away?
Is it true that do misters keep mosquitoes away? And if so, why? As I looked out my window across a sweltering summer afternoon, I wondered just that question. Sure, there were plenty of mosquitoes outside, but there were also plenty of standing water too. Indeed, we live in an area where mosquito breeding is very common, and the only way to stop them from breeding too frequently is to make sure we have standing water on the siding and in the grass along the front walkway. But what about all the standing water inside the house?
Well, for one thing, I suppose you can put up many more mosquito misting system parts around your property to prevent mosquitoes from laying their eggs. But in order to do that you would need to have buckets, containers and other components available. I don’t know about you, but I have never seen any buckets or containers for sale that have mosquito misting system parts in them. So unless you live in a swampy wetland somewhere, or in an area where there are lots of standing water containers, I don’t think you could really use mosquito misting systems.
Another thing that doesn’t answer the question Do misters keep mosquitoes away? That is – do foggers work? It seems that everyone who has had a yard or garden sprayer has been eagerly awaiting the first gleam of mosquitoes’ antlers as they emerge from a long hibernation. And for the most part, the foggers do deliver – but only for a few moments.
The answer to the question “do mosquitoes keep mosquitoes away?” can be found in the mechanism by which a mister works. The basic mechanism is a small nozzle attached to a high pressure pump. The pump circulates water in a closed cycle around the inside of the nozzle. When a mosquito comes in contact with the surface of the water in the mister, it gets sprayed with a tiny amount of the chemical and goes back into the water. The mechanism is usually set up on the patio for easy spraying.
The idea behind the fogger is that it helps keep the environment humid. In my opinion, it is a very nice idea. All the mosquitoes stop eating and lay down to die. This helps to conserve water in the garden and yard by reducing the mosquito population. But, for me, the fogger is not a true mosquito control device – it is a pest deterrent.
If you are going to use a mosquito misting system to help prevent insect bite bites, make sure that the system you choose will kill mosquitoes, not just keep them away. Look at the product specifications to see exactly which pests it is effective against and ask a lot of questions. Do your research and pick the right one for your situation. You can save yourself lots of money by doing the right research!