Mosquito repellent, sprays and mosquito misting systems are all methods of protecting you from mosquito bites. Let’s have a look at each of these and their effectiveness as mosquito control measures. There are three main aspects to controlling mosquitoes in Atlanta: habitat, environment and personal protection. Let’s consider each of these in reverse order, beginning with ‘personal protection.’
Mosquito Repellant as Personal Protection
There are few doubts that a mosquito repellent spray will act as a form of personal protection! The sprays leave a film on your skin, the odor of which deters mosquitoes from landing on your skin – or any other part that has been sprayed! One of the problems with type of personal mosquito protection is that it tends not to be lasting.
Sure, immediately you have sprayed yourself you can walk through a colony of buzzing insects and not one will land on your skin – but at what price? Are you sure it is safe for your skin? It probably is, but many people have an aversion to spraying something on their skin that is chemical and intended to scare away these insects – an aversion particularly associated with women, but also not unknown with men.
Mosquito Spraying Systems in Environmental Control
Now we go to the second of the three major methods of mosquito control: mosquito spraying systems. With the ClearZoneTM Mosquito Misting System, Mr. Mister offers a mosquito spray system second to none. It based upon modern technology, and ensures that a fine mist of a biodegradable insecticide spray is applied in significant strategic areas in your back and front yards.
Among examples of these are the foliage and greenery around your home, including deep into the undergrowth where mosquitoes tend to be found resting, long grass and even in areas around your conservatory or barbecue equipment. Each of these is manually sprayed with a fine mist designed to remove and control mosquito populations while they wait to become active at dusk or dawn.
Habitat: Mosquito Control at All Levels
We have discussed mosquito control from the viewpoint of individual people protecting themselves and their family from significant exposure and attack by mosquitoes. We have also had a quick look at manual sprays applied to the foliage around the property. We will now consider a more comprehensive means of controlling mosquitoes: a mosquito misting system.
Mosquito misting systems are designed to provide a barrier between you and the mosquitoes that have been entering the perimeter around your property. This is designed to deter mosquitoes from entering such areas while you are sleeping. Automatic misting systems are preset to spray at specific intervals and using chosen types of spray. The latter is important, because you may wish to use different types of treatment around your backyard at certain times.
The pumps are operated by means of timers that open and close valves as you set them. A series of pipes lead from solution containers, through the pump and then through a system of pipes and spray heads located to create an environmental barrier to mosquitoes and other flying insects attempting to breach the perimeter of your property.
Atlanta Mosquito Misting Services Vs Mosquito Sprays
Are Atlanta mosquito misting services (as described in the last section) more effective than mosquito sprays? Mosquito control systems must be designed to do what they say they do: control mosquitoes. So what’s the difference between sprays and mists and which is the better? Not a great deal of difference in technology, but a great deal in their objectives to be honest!
Sure, both involve a spray or mist that is deadly to mosquitoes, but as described in the last section they are intended to act in distinctly different ways to control mosquitoes in your yard and all around your home. One of these is directed by hand to the exact places the technicians believe are used by mosquitoes for breeding and resting. The other is directed to create a mist of insecticide acting as a barrier between your yard and the outside world.
Mosquito repellent is different because it is not a control system, but a repellent that deters the insects from landing on your skin. In that respect, it does nothing to stop mosquito populations from growing, and if you use it, it should be used as part of an overall mosquito control strategy involving manual mosquito sprays and automatic misting systems.
Mr. Mister has an excellent record when it comes to applying these mosquito control treatments. We bring years of experience to the table and offer smart and affordable solutions for better Atlanta mosquito management. Contact us for more information on mosquitoes in Atlanta using any of the methods below:
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