Automated Mosquito Misting Systems
The automated mosquito misting system, at its simplest form, is a device that is designed to pump an insecticide solution through a nozzle circuit. This nozzle circuit consists of several nozzles connected together via tubing and is typically placed 3 meters apart from each other throughout the premises. The insecticide solution will exit the nozzles in the form of a fine mist which will float around the premises, killing any mosquitoes it comes into contact with.
With careful planning and installation of the nozzle circuit, mosquito misting systems are extremely effective in terms of mosquito control. Generally, in our installation recommendations, we will plan the nozzle circuit to mist into areas where conventional misting/fogging should be done, meaning that automated misting should be similar to manual fogging/misting. Difference is that automated misting is scheduled to be done more consistently and frequently than typical manual fogging/misting contracts.
The biggest problem with manual fogging/misting is due to low fogging/misting frequency as a result of costs. Mosquitoes are eliminated from an area on the day of the fog/mist, but nothing prevents mosquitoes from reentering. This means that mosquitoes will start reappearing as early as the next day and becoming a problem again until the next fogging/misting schedule. The automated mosquito misting system solves this issue by reducing the downtime between fogging/misting to about 12 hours, ensuring constant protection.
Because very little maintenance is involved, most of the costs comes from the insecticide, meaning that for running costs, having a system misting twice a day will typically be lower than contracting pest control to mist/fog once a week.
Another major benefit of having an automated system is the flexibility in choosing the timing of the mists. Most mosquitoes are active from dusk to dawn. Misting at around 6pm and 6am means that you will be misting when more mosquitoes are flying around. This is also the same time when beneficial insects such as butterflies and bees are least active.
The mosquito misting system is suitable for any property with a space large enough for fogging/misting to be effective. For residential properties, this can apply to corner terraces, semi-detached houses, bungalows/detached houses, town houses, and condos. For commercial properties, this can apply to F&B with outdoor dining, school compounds, nursing homes, childcare centers, chalets, and clubs/compounds with outdoor facilities (driving ranges, tennis courts, practice green, gardens, function hall etc.). For industrial properties, this can apply to factories with outdoor workspaces and storage lots and low-ceiling indoor warehouses.
The active ingredient used in the pesticide is permethrin, which is found in many household objects such as shampoos and topical creams/lotions. The insecticide in question has an LD50 of more than 5000mg/kg, the safest in its category. This means that the lethal dose rate is more than 5000mg per kg of body weight. Furthermore, this concentrate will be further diluted by 110 parts water. This means that the lethal dose for a 60kg human is 33kg of solution. To consume that much insecticide in a short period is simply not possible. To put things into perspective, caffeine (LD50 of 400mg/kg) and table salt (LD50 of 1000mg/kg) is technically more dangerous. The insecticide has been tested to be a non-irritant (eyes and skin), non-sensitizing, non-carcinogenic, non-mutagenic, non-teratogenic, and non-toxic to reproduction. You may request for a copy of the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) from us.