Carefully placed mosquito misting system

What is an Automatic Mosquito Misting System and How Do I Maintain It?

What is an automatic mosquito mister? This is a very common question that most homeowners will ask when they want to purchase a mosquito control product for their home–especially if they live in an area that is rife with mosquitos like the greater Houston area. 

While there are many different types of products available on the market, some of them do not do what they are supposed to and cause more harm than good.

Automatic mosquito misters can take many forms, but the most common is strategically placed nozzles around the perimeter of the home and yard that spray a fine mist that will kill mosquitos and other similar bugs that come in contact with it. These nozzles spray insecticide through hoses that are concealed in the landscaping and are generally not noticeable. 

Carefully placed mosquito misting system.

Care and Safety of Automatic Mosquito Misting Systems

If properly cared for, misting systems will run worry-free for years. We offer a comprehensive service plan and scheduled maintenance of your mosquito misting system to ensure that all nozzles and components are functioning at the optimal levels. 

Mosquito system nozzles may clog from time to time. Generally these clogs are caused by using improper chemicals in the misting system. A good way to keep these clogs from happening is to only use the correct type of insecticides, but the best solution to avoid clogs is to get a high quality brand of mosquito mixer that doesn’t cut corners on reliability. 

The EPA has assessed the botanical-based insecticides used in our misting systems and determined they pose no risk to humans or pets when used properly in outdoor settings.

It is important to only use pesticides that the system manufacturer recommends, and how they prescribe. Remember: This is your health we’re talking about, and you don’t want to cut corners.


Close up image of a mosquito

Preventing your home from being invaded by mosquitoes by the use of an automatic mosquito mister is easy. If you install a mosquito system and follow these care recommendations, you can keep your home free from this nuisance insect for a long time to come.

If you already have a device in place, check it at least twice a year to ensure it is functioning correctly. If there is anything that needs fixing, call your provider right away. Many of these devices are very easy to repair, but a technician may have to help you with any repairs that need to be made.

If you want to avoid mosquito invasions, you need to know what to do before mosquitoes arrive at your home.