Is Mosquito Misting Safe?

Many homeowners find the flying insects in their backyard to be such a nuisance that they opt to install a mosquito misting system. Is this the right solution for you? Let's take a closer look at how mosquito misting systems work, what pesticides they employ and whether they are safe for your family and pets.

What Is Mosquito Misting?

Mosquito misting is a fully automated method of controlling flying insects like mosquitos, midges, fleas and ticks in a defined area by discreetly installing misting nozzles at strategic points. The nozzles connect to a system of hoses to spray a fine mist of botanical pesticide that kills pests on contact then creates a barrier to other pests for up to 24 hours. The system can be programmed to spray at specific times or operated on demand by remote control.

What Chemicals Are Used in Misting Systems?

All the pesticides MosquitoNix® uses in its various pest control solutions are botanical-based and biodegradable. Derived from the chrysanthemum flower, pyrethrum is the active ingredient in our insect repellent, a substance commonly found in flea and tick products for dogs. The EPA provides additional information about outdoor automatic misting systems that outlines their findings regarding the pesticides commonly used. MosquitoNix technicians are licensed and trained in EPA-approved application methods. If you prefer an all-natural option, consider MosquitoNix Green, a unique combination of peppermint oil, clove extract and other botanicals that effectively deter pests.

How Safe and Effective Are Misting Systems?

Because the MosquitoNix Misting System automatically delivers a fine mist of insecticide at regular intervals, it provides a 24-hour barrier to flying insects in your defined space. The EPA has assessed the botanical-based insecticides used in MosquitoNix systems and determined they pose no risk to humans or pets when used properly in outdoor settings. Our trained and certified technicians work closely with homeowners to design a network of spray nozzles that is discreet enough to go unnoticed by guests, and our team will service and maintain your system for the life of the product, ensuring years of worry-free living. Additionally, all our products and services are covered by our 100 percent satisfaction guaranty, so you can rest easy about your choice.