Frequently Asked Questions
Mosquito Misting and Spraying
Mosquito control can be a complex process if you’re unfamiliar with our technology. Allow us to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about mosquito misting and spraying to give you a better feel for the services we offer.
Do you have a question that’s not being addressed here? Contact Tuxedo Mosquito Control to speak with one of our pest control experts today! We can give you all the information you need to make an informed decision to protect your property.
Q. What insecticide does Tuxedo Mosquito Control use?
A. Tuxedo Mosquito Control’s insecticide of choice is Pyrethrum. Pyrethrum is a natural insecticide made from chrysanthemum flowers. This insecticide protects flowers from plant-eating insects. Insects do not build up an immunity to Pyrethrum as they do other chemicals and synthetic compounds dangerous to humans.
You can read more here about our Pyrethrum insecticide.
Q. Does Pyrethrum leave a residue like other chemicals and synthetic compounds?
A. No. Pyrethrum is completely biodegradable. After pyrethrum affects mosquitoes and other insects, it decomposes harmlessly.
You can read more here about Pyrethrum biodegradation.
Q. How is the mosquito misting system operated?
A. It is totally automatic and we handle all the maintenance. This is one of the key advantages of the system. You will never have to worry or plan ahead to be able to enjoy your yard!
You can read more here about how Tuxedo Mosquito misting systems operate.
Q. Is outdoor misting effective?
A. At Tuxedo Mosquito Control, we think the most convincing evidence that the technology really works is the explosive growth in the market. Misting technology has been used in barns to protect expensive racehorses from biting flies for about 30 years. In 1999, an entrepreneur in Houston decided to apply the technology to mosquito control. Our estimate is that there are 10,000–15,000 working systems in the country, and most were installed within the last two years. You wouldn’t see that kind of growth if outdoor misting wasn’t truly effective.
You can read more here about Tuxedo Mosquito outdoor missing effectiveness.
Q. What are the installation and operation requirements?
A. Compared to conventional pest control and insecticide methods, Tuxedo Mosquito Control’s system provides you far more effective results for your investment. The installation and maintenance cost is based on the specific size and design of your home and yard and is usually comparable to the cost of an irrigation system.
You can read more here about Tuxedo Mosquito requirements.
Q. Will this harm my pets?
A. Used according to label instructions, the insecticide we use is considered to have low toxicity to mammals. Pyrethrum insecticides have been used in agricultural and equine applications for a quarter century with no known harmful effects. Some other (over the counter) insecticides contain petroleum distillates, oils, and solvents that can be harmful.
You can read more here about Pyrethrum safety.
Q. What makes Pyrethrum different from other insecticides?
A. Only Pyrethrum gives a full protection with each automatic spray. You control your insect problem with less insecticide, so you save money.
You can read more here about what makes Pyrethrum better.
Q. Is Pyrethrum effective against any other insects?
A. Yes. Almost all insects are killed or repelled effectively by Pyrethrum. That includes over 138 different insects. A timed spray kills or repels mosquitoes, flies, spiders, gnats, roosting wasps, and all other insects.
You can read more here about Pyrethrum’s effectiveness.
Q. Are Tuxedo Mosquito misting systems environmentally-friendly?
A. Yes! Our mosquito spraying services are environmentally-friendly. After pyrethrum misting affects mosquitoes and other insects, it decomposes quickly and harmlessly.
You can read more here about our environmentally-friendly mosquito misting systems in Atlanta and Charleston.
Q. What kind of warranty is offered?
A. Your purchase includes a two-year warranty on the equipment and labor as long as you use Pyrethrum insecticide in your system. Our maintenance instructions will help extend the life of your nozzle tips in hard water areas. There are thousands of Pyrethrum customers who have enjoyed years of service from their systems with little or no need for replacement parts. We do stock a complete line of parts for any unexpected occurrences.
You can read more here about the Tuxedo Mosquito Control warranty.
Q. How often should I set the timer to come on?
A. Let nature be your guide. We always start our systems with two sprays a day for about 35 seconds. If necessary, we can adjust later. As different pests swarm or become active, you may increase or decrease the number of sprays you use. You should never need to exceed 6 times per 24 hour period. Some other insecticides require you to spray every hour or hour and a half. This will never happen with Pyrethrum. You use less insecticide, so you save money.
You can read more here about setting your mosquito misting timer.
Q. What maintenance is required on the system?
A. Once again, Tuxedo Mosquito Control handles all your maintenance. These are some of the things we do on a regular basis:
- Rinse the intake filter (that hangs inside the drum) each time we refill your drum. Washing your intake filter prevents clogging of your nozzle tips and filters.
- Your tank will be washed out at least once a year to remove any natural bacterial growth or residue accumulation. There is no preservatives or chlorine in the mixture as these would interfere with the natural ingredients in your insecticide.
- Tuxedo Mosquito Control handles all ongoing maintenance and will take care of 100% of the entire checking, refilling, winterizing, etc. off your hands for a worry free environment for you and your family.
You can read more here about required mosquito misting system maintenance.
Q. How often is the system refilled?
A. The frequency of refilling your system will depend on the number of spray nozzles installed, the number of sprays per 24 hours, the severity of the insect problem, and the length of each spray cycle. Tuxedo Mosquito Control furnishes each customer with a chart that shows exactly how long a tank of insecticide will last based on a particular spray cycle. The system shuts itself off when there are two or three inches of liquid left in the tank.
You can read more here about how often systems are refilled.
Q. Does the CDC acknowledge Zika being in Atlanta, Georgia?
A. In short, yes. The CDC does acknowledge Zika being in Atlanta, Georgia. People were found in Atlanta, Georgia with the Zika virus. There were many travel-related cases found in Atlanta alone within the past few months.
You can read more here about Zika in Atlanta.
Q. Does Tuxedo Mosquito Control provide seasonal mosquito spraying?
A. Yes, we do! Our pest-fighting experts will service your property once each month during breeding season so you can enjoy the outdoors without having to bother with bug sprays or citronella candles!
You can read more here about our seasonal mosquito spraying in Atlanta and Charleston.
Q. Are Tuxedo Mosquito misting systems safe for use around people of all ages?
A. Yes! When used as instructed, Tuxedo Mosquito misting systems are safe for use around people of all ages.
You can read more here about our mosquito misting system safety.
Q. What types of insects do Tuxedo Mosquito Control misting systems eliminate?
A. Tuxedo Mosquito Control misting systems eliminate flies, gnats, mosquitoes, wasps, hornets, ticks, fleas, lice, chiggers, spiders, and more. Our misting systems can kill a variety of problem-causing insects while still keeping you, your pets, and surrounding plants safe.
You can read more here about insects eliminated with our spraying system.
Q. How will my mosquito misting system look in a residential or commercial property?
A. Tuxedo Mosquito Control mosquito misting systems thoroughly eliminate mosquitoes while remaining discreet and unobtrusive, whether in a residential or commercial property.
You can read more here about how our mosquito misting systems appear.
Q. How do you determine the number of spray nozzles needed?
A. We’ll install a spray nozzle circuit around the perimeter of your outdoor space. The number of spray nozzles needed depends on the size of your property. The nozzle circuit is installed discretely along the perimeter of your yard and interwoven into your landscape, regardless of the size of your property.
You can read more here about the number of spray nozzles needed.
Q. How long does a Tuxedo Mosquito Control mosquito misting system installation take?
A. While other mosquito misting systems take a day or so to install, Tuxedo Mosquito Control misting systems take only 3-4 hours to install.
You can read more here about our misting system installation time.