Mosquito Automated Misting System
Taking Back Control with Maritime Mosquito Misting System.
When you want to take in the pleasures of your own yard – patio or pool, fun with kids or parties with adults – you deserve to do so in complete comfort. You shouldn’t have to be at the mercy of insects, mosquitoes, no-see-ums and their painful bites. Fortunately, you won’t be with a Maritime Mosquito Misting System – the revolutionary automatic mosquito misting system that effectively eliminates mosquitoes and other biting insects from your yard.
A Maritime mosquito control system automatically sprays a very fine mist of botanical insecticide through a series of mosquito misting nozzles installed on your property. Once installed, our system virtually disappears into your landscape. You won’t even know it’s there. Whatever your requirements, a Maritime Mosquito Misting System can be customized to fit your yard perfectly.
Although it will be exposed to the elements – direct sunlight, high temperatures, rain, humidity – season after season, you can expect your mosquito misting system to run with little care or attention for many years. From our high quality stainless steel mosquito misting nozzles, to the Viton seals on our pumps and fittings, our system’s components are selected for their durability. They’ll ensure that you continue to enjoy the carefree benefits of backyard mosquito control for a long time.
Easy to Use
While your mosquito control system should require minimal attention on your part, you’ll occasionally need to interact with it. Whether it’s activating a remote mist prior to an evening cookout and then temporarily turning the system off while your guests are outside, or changing the timing of a programmed mist, we’ve designed an easy-to-use intuitive interface that won’t leave you searching for your owner’s manual.
Maritime’s systems offer important features that our competitor’s can’t. For example, all of our systems are designed to prevent a siphon in the nozzle circuit and are capable of recognizing a leak and shutting the system off until it can be repaired. They can be configured with a sensor so that the system will inhibit a mist if the wind is too strong. And with agitation prior to each cycle, the insecticide concentration of each mist is the same every time.
Treatment Formulations & Safety of Mosquito Misting
Botanical Pyrethrin & Man-Made Botanical Permethrin
The active ingredient in the formulations most commonly used in outdoor insect control and automated mosquito mist systems is called pyrethrin, which is derived from the extract of a certain variety of chrysanthemum flowers. Though pyrethrin comes from flowers, it is not completely correct to think of it as either “natural” or “organic” because it is highly refined and contains a man-made “synergist” that increases its effectiveness. When applied in a mist, pyrethrin flushes mosquitoes from foliage where they harbor and then impairs their nervous system. Shortly after application, the pyrethrin is rapidly degraded by sunlight, and leaves the yard free of residue. The most common pyrethrin formulation used in mosquito mist systems is called Riptide. (View full Riptide label information in PDF)
Scientists have developed a synthetic variant of pyrethrin, called permethrin, that has most of the same characteristics as pyrethrin. An important difference is that the man-made permethrin is not as readily destroyed by sunlight and leaves a longer lasting residue. This can be desirable if the mosquito activity is very high or in an application – like an outdoor restaurant – where the mosquito mist system should not run during the dusk cycle because people are around. The most common permethrin formulation used in MistAway’s mosquito misting systems is Sector. (View full Riptide label information in PDF)
Natural pyrethrin and synthetic permethrin are the most common formulations used in misting-based mosquito treatment. They are among the least poisonous insecticides to mammals, and are important ingredients in products commonly found in most homes, like household aerosols and pet shampoos. While they are low in toxicity to people and pets, it is not a good idea to come into close or frequent direct contact with the mist. Inhalation can cause respiratory problems (coughing, wheezing, etc.) and skin contact can cause a rash or itching. That’s why on every Mist Away Mosquito Misting System, you’ll see a Caution sign that reads “Do not mist in the presence of people, pets or food.” The U.S. EPA has recently published its findings of a review of pyrethrin and permethrin a used in automated residential mosquito misting systems (view detailed report):
“Based on its assessment, using toxicity data and exposure estimates, EPA does not expect risks of concern to humans when these chemicals are used in outdoor residential systems according to labeling specific for use in these systems. However, excessive use or accidents may pose risks. No pesticide should be regarded as 100% risk free.”
For more information on how MistAway works and the safety of this product, please visit MistAway.com.