The Costs of Owning a Mosquito Misting System

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The Costs of Owning a Mosquito Misting System

Mosquito misting systems are an excellent tool for mosquito control and if successfully used, can allow you and your family to enjoy your yard and patio again without those irritating bloodsuckers ruining your good time.

Shopping for mosquito misting systems can sometimes be difficult. There are many factors to consider, especially determining the overall cost. Here, we have broken down some of the common costs of a mosquito misting system and some things to consider.

What Is a Mosquito Misting System?

Misting System In Action

A mosquito misting system is a convenient pesticide delivery unit that consists of a tank or housing, which holds insecticide, and a nozzle system designed to spray the insecticide in a fine mist to kill mosquitoes and other insects outdoors.

Mosquito misting systems include spray nozzles which are mounted around the perimeter of a home in the lawn or landscaping, or on parts of the house or fence. The spray nozzles are connected by tubing to the insecticide tank or housing. 

Some misting systems may be turned on at preset intervals using a timer. Others can be conveniently operated via remote control. No matter what way they are used, they eliminate the need for the labor involved with regularly spraying around the home to prevent mosquitoes from flying around and infesting a property.

Mosquito Misting System Costs

The size of your property comes into play as well as how much of coverage you would like. Also, it depends on what type of misting system you buy.

The cost of owning a mosquito misting system doesn’t end with just paying the price tag of the system itself. You have to factor in things like operating costs and maintenance costs.

We understand that purchasing a mosquito misting system can be a big investment that will take some consideration. Here we will help breakdown about how much you are looking at spending when it comes to owning a mosquito mister and paying up maintenance and upkeep.

How much does a Mosquito Misting System cost?

  • On average, a professional-grade mosquito misting system that we carry here at Solutions Pest & Lawn can range between $999 to as much as $1786. The price is determined by the manufacturer, the number of square footage that can be covered by the misting system, as well as the special features offered by the system. How much a mosquito system costs may vary on numerous factors.

What is included with a Mosquito Misting System?

  • The purchase of a misting system often includes an instructional DVD for installation. If not, then installation can be found on the manufacturer’s official website (Mistaway for example). This will guide you through the process of setting up the system.
  • A mosquito misting system can be placed in any area where you want to control the mosquitoes. Typically a mister will contain at least 30 nozzles that can be placed around the property and will spray a mist of your selected pesticide. The average misting system can cover between 2,000 to 5,000 square feet.
  • There are two main types of misters available and Solutions Pest & Lawn carries both types. There are drum misters, in which the misting machine sits atop a drum that is filled with the mosquito insecticide. The insecticide contained in the drum will be pre-mixed and is pumped out according to your specifications which can be customized remotely. A tankless mister is smaller and uses a replaceable canister containing the pesticide. This pesticide is not mixed until activated and can be regulated much more easily.
  • Most machines will come with a limited one year warranty.

Are there any extra costs to consider?

  • When you own a mosquito misting system, you will need to regularly purchase a mosquito insecticide misting concentrate. Misting concentrate, such as Flex 10-10, is an overall econmoical choice as it is stronger than insectcides found in bog box stores and will last longer overtime. This concentrate will vary in price depening on which size you purchase. It is recommended to get the 64 ounce bottle for most misting applications.
  • Another expense to consider are purchasing chemical resistant gloves to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the pesticide when you are refilling the containers with new insecticide or performing cleaning maintenance.
  • Like any item you purchase, over time, parts may wear and need replacing. Solutions carries various replaceable parts for misting systems which vary in price. These should also be factored in for mosquito system costs.

Other factors that can influence the price:

  • The type of misting system that you choose can vary in price. Solutions carries two different brands of mosquito misting system. The final price will depend on whether you purchase a drum-based system or a tankless system.
  • The misting system's operating system can also influence how much it will ultimately cost. There are mosquito misting systems, such as the Mistaway Gen III Plus which is equipped with a remote control that allows you to program and customize how the misting system functions (days to mist, duration, timing etc). Other mosquito misting systems you will find while shopping online have manual operation. While these are cheaper, they are not necessarily better in terms of quality and convenience over an automatic mosquito mister.

The Benefits of a Mosquito Misting System

Mosquito Misting Systems have become a hot item for homeowners in recent years. Initially made for farms and horse stables to control flies, they have become an asset in urban environments and suburbs to control mosquitoes which frequent homes and businesses.

A mosquito misting system allows a homeowner to use their yard without having to worry about the lingering threat of irritating and possibly disease-carrying mosquitoes.

No matter how big your yard may be, the mosquito misting system can make it more comfortable by keeping invading mosquitoes away from your pool area, outdoor dining area, outdoor grilling area, or patio.

Some of the finer mosquito misting systems we carry are even more convenient because they are customizable via remote control. You can set the times you want the mosquito misting system to spray, the duration and it can help you to monitor tank levels to inform you that it needs a refill and maintenance issues like leaks.

Are Mosquito Misting Systems Safe?

Benefit of Misting

People are often wary of systems when they learn that it's a mist that permeates around their property to kill insects and wonder if this can affect pets and people. As with any pesticide, it is important to follow the labeled directions to keep people and animals safe. Misting concentrates are safe when the pesticide's label is followed correctly.

Do not be in the vicinity where a misting from the mosquito misting system is actively taking place. Coming in contact with the insecticide during a misting can cause skin irritation and potential respiratory problems.

With that being said, if the misting system is used properly and in accordance with the instructions, it is perfectly safe to own and operate around the home.

Key Takeaways

What are Mosquito Misting Systems?

  • Mosquito Misting Systems are an excellent product that can be installed around your home's perimeter and set up to eliminate mosquitoes so you can enjoy outdoor time without the threat of mosquito bites.

How Much are Mosquito Misting Systems?

  • Mosquito Misting Systems can be quite an investment to install and maintain but if you value outdoor time in your yard, particularly in the summer, it can be a worthwhile purchase.
  • You can contact us to get a free analysis of whether your property could benefit from a mosquito misting system and to estimate the number of nozzles needed to be installed in your property. Doing so helps you prevent purchasing more nozzles than is absolutely necessary.

What to Consider before buying a Mosquito Misting System

  • If you only need to control a smaller area such as a porch, a misting system may not be necessary. You may just need mosquito perimeter spray with a handheld pump sprayer.
  • After considering all of the following when it comes to determining mosquito system costs, please get in touch with us to order a Mosquito Misting system today! We are available anytime via email, phone or online live chat!
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