Many people are concerned about the effectiveness of their mosquito misting system in wet weather. The mosquito misting system provided by Mr. Mister is an effective way to create a mosquito barrier around your property or your yard. Our ClearZoneTM misting service involves the manual application of a mosquito spray to the underside of foliage in the yard or garden around your home. This spray sticks to the underside of the foliage and deals with any existing mosquitoes.
We also treat other areas where the adult insects and their larvae are lying dormant, or are even active during the breeding and hatching season. Such areas include around downspouts, drains, ponds, fountains and any other areas containing standing water.
The Mr. Mister Mosquito ControlTM service involves the automatic application of a mist around your yard to deter flying bugs and control any mosquito infestation that may otherwise have occurred. In each of the above cases, the active component is normally permethrin, although a natural mosquito control system can also be used on request.
Atlanta Mosquito Misting System in Wet Weather
Keep in mind that the permethrin-based mosquito control systems we use in Atlanta are biodegradable, lasting around 21 days on average. Each 21 days we will renew the ClearZone system, while the automatic spray is continually renewing the treatment at set intervals: usually early morning and evening when mosquitoes are most active.
In the latter case, bad weather is irrelevant because the treatment is continually being renewed. In the case of a mosquito spray that is applied every 21 days, such concerns can be understood. Can mosquitoes fly in the rain? What if the rain washes the foliage clean of the insecticide?
The answer to the first question is simple: rain does not affect mosquitoes to any significant extent. They can fly when it rains and also bite you. In fact, once it stops raining, there are more wet breeding areas. These insects are more prevalent in moist, damp climates than in dry areas of country. Hence Atlanta being top for mosquito bites, although even Arizona, Texas and Colorado have their fair share of these bugs.
Mosquito Spray Adheres to the Leaves
The answer to the second is that the mosquito spray used by Mr. Mister adheres to the leaves, particularly the underside. Our manual mosquito misting system will remain on the underside of the leaves even in rain. The permethrin we use is not water soluble so it is not easily washed off. It is biodegradable, however, which is why it has to be renewed every three weeks.
It is important that a mosquito spray is applied in dry conditions to give it a chance to stick to the leaves. Also, if it is believed that the mosquito barrier quality has been impaired by bad weather, we will return under our ClearZone Guarantee and ensure that your yard is free of mosquitoes until your next scheduled treatment.
So have no fears about the effectiveness of the Mr. Mister Atlanta mosquito misting system in wet weather. Our mosquito spray will retain its functionality, but our guarantee covers you if it fails at all between schedules services, bad weather or not.