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Botanical Insecticide: Pyrethrins

Many MosquitoNix solutions used for managing mosquito populations are derived from chrysanthemum daisies, a botanical insecticide known as pyrethrin. Pyrethrins are the active ingredients in pyrethrum, an extract from a Chrysanthemum flower. This active ingredient is commonly found in topical flea and tick shampoos helping protect man’s best friend. Automatic misting systems are also widely used by horse equine industries in & around barns and approved for use around poultry and livestock to help control insects. Pyrethrins are natural insecticides that act by blocking chemical signals at nerve junctions in insects. They are extremely photosensitive and break down quickly in the presence of sunlight and air.

What are the facts?

  • It's derived from chrysanthemum daisy
  • It's long been used to fight mosquitos
  • Commonly found in flea & tick shampoo
  • It's botanical, and will not accumulate in the environment
  • Very low dosage rates are used
  • It works, killing mosquitoes on contact.

Dr. Ray Thompson, Ph.D, is an entomologist and he personally is an advocate of misting systems for mosquito controls “I have a misting systems at my own home. Mosquito populations are always high in North Texas (as is the potential for several arboviruses known to occur here) throughout the summer months.  I have conducted mosquito landing counts in my own yard, so I know our misting systems reduces the mosquito populations” says Dr. Thompson.

MosquitoNix team members are licensed by the Department of Agriculture and trained to properly apply EPA approved solutions based on recommended labeling instructions.

If you are looking for all natural solutions we also offer MosquitoNix Green services which is 100% eco-friendly.

MosquitoNix offers an array of solutions to help control insects at your home or business. You can always talk directly with your local office and licensed MosquitoNix representative to learn more.

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