Automated Mosquito Misting System Information
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 misting system allows us to be flexible with our schedule to maximise insecticide exposure to mosquitoes while avoiding insecticide exposure to non-intended targets. Dawns are generally a non-issue due to little human activity occurring during this period. For the sprays during dusk, the short 2 minute-mists may not be an issue for private home users as they can easily fit the misting system around their schedule, but may pose a challenge for public areas where the management may have little control over who uses the outdoor facilities.
This is why we have sourced for the safest affordable insecticide to be used with the misting system. The insecticide used contains public health grade Permethrin, which is the safest in its class of synthetic pyrethroids for mammals.
Permethrin is found in many household products intended for close proximity insect control such as scabies creams, lice shampoos, and treated insect nets and clothing.
You can request for the chemical SDS from us.
This insecticide as a concentrate is not classified as a hazardous substance according to our reported toxicity level. Furthermore, the categorising of the safety of chemicals are reported in accordance with the UN Global Harmonized System Guidelines set out in Geneva. These standards are also adopted in Singapore amongst the chemical industry. The data had been evaluated by NEA with no cause for concern.