FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does the system work?
The misting system is designed to allow owners the ability to control and kill mosquitoes. The compact unit is plugged into an electric outlet and connected to an outside water faucet. Based on the size of the treated area, the system will measure and dispense the correct amount of misting concentrate and water, and mix them together during agitation. Then the system will pump and deliver the misting solution through a small 1/4” nylon tubing line, to the misting nozzles that are spaced approximately 10’ apart around the perimeter of your yard, usually along the fence line and the back of your house. The system can be set to mist up to 24 times a day, but usually 2-4 times per day will control your yard. You also have “on-demand” control, via a small remote that you can use at any time to start, stop or skip a misting cycle.
When should I expect to see results?
A lot of people are amazed by the difference immediately, but you will see a remarkable difference within the first 2-3 days. After the first couple of weeks, you will be astonished by the effects.
Where are the misting nozzles located?
The nozzles can be placed virtually out-of-sight. We will design a custom solution to fit the needs of any landscape using your fence line, the back of your house and other landscaping features in your outdoor area. The nozzles are spaced approximately 10 feet apart.
How many times per day will the system mist?
However often you wish; although 2-4 times per day around 40-60 seconds each mist, should suffice for most yards under normal conditions. In extreme mosquito conditions, it may need to be increased for a period of time until the population is decreased.
How often will my misting system need to be refilled?
The frequency is determined by the size of the system and the mist times and duration & can be anywhere from 30 to 60 days. An average size system has a fill approximately every 60 days.
Is it safe for children and pets?
Yes, any misting concentrate used in our system will be safe when used as directed. Permethrins and pyrethrums have been used for decades on livestock, crops and garden plants. People, pets and food should not be outside during the misting, but they may go outside immediately after. During each spray cycle, agitation takes place resulting in a constant fluid turnover, eliminating solution separation and keeping the water to solution ratio consistent. Because our systems are designed to mist at night, most pets and children won’t be exposed to the solution at all.
Will the system get rid of other insects?
The misting concentrate can kill over 300+ insects, depending on the mix ratio that is used and how it is applied. Ours is setup for mosquitoes, as we use a highly diluted misting solution that is scheduled to spray at night when the mosquitoes come out. If you would like to program your system to help control other pests such as flies and spiders, we can work with you to customize your solution.
What kinds of diseases to mosquitoes carry?
Mosquitoes have been around for over 50 million years. There are approximately 3,500 species of mosquitoes found throughout the globe. As we all know, mosquitoes are vectors for carrying infectious diseases. What you might not know is that mosquitoes are estimated to transmit disease to more than 700 million people annually and approximately 2 million people die each year from these mosquito-borne illnesses. Not only can mosquitoes carry diseases that afflict humans, they can also transmit serious infections to pets.
West Nile Virus
Encephalitis (Easter Equine, St. Louis, La Cross)
We understand that everyone is more conscious about the insects that may bite or sting in their (own) backyard, especially with mosquito-borne illness on the rise. SWAT is dedicated to ensuring that the biggest worry you and your family will have this summer is remembering to apply sunscreen.