How Do Mosquito Misting Systems Work?

  Sprinkler Magician
  September 29, 2017

Plenty of people add mosquito misting systems to their property yet lack a comprehensive understanding of these systems’ functionality. Unlike the Sprinkler Magician system, mosquito misting systems emit dangerous insecticides to control mosquitoes and other insects.

What is a Mosquito Misting System? 

Mosquito misting systems are outdoor application systems that emit (usually toxic) pesticides in the form of a fine mist to kill mosquitoes and other bugs. 

How Do Mosquito Misting Systems Work? 

Mosquito misting systems spray a fine mist of pesticides over the area they’re installed in. They are designed with spray nozzles connected across the property’s perimeter. These nozzles can be connected to fencing, the home itself, landscaping, or the lawn. 

Most mosquito misting systems are designed to turn on at preset intervals triggered by timers, others are activated with a remote controller or a switch. 

How Much Does a Mosquito Misting System Cost? 

While the direct costs of a mosquito misting system will vary depending on the type of system you’re installing (automatic, drum-based, tankless, or remote), mosquito misting systems are very labor intensive to install, so they typically cost 3-5 times as much as a fully automated Sprinkler Magician sprinkler based system

Maintenance Costs

Maintenance of misting systems can also be costly, as the tubes and nozzles can be damaged or blocked by gardening activity. Regarding maintenance, misting systems use a large array of small tubes run all over the property. These work on a high pressure (300 PSI +/-) and are very susceptible to being cut by gardening staff when they trim plants or edge turf areas. The nozzles have very small holes, so they also tend to block often. 

These inherent issues with the maintenance of a mosquito misting system is a monthly expense. On the other hand, the Sprinkler Magician System uses the existing sprinkler system, so there is no maintenance needed what-so-ever.

Pesticides Used in Mosquito Misting Systems

Unlike Sprinkler Magician, the insecticides used in outdoor mosquito misting systems have permethrin, pyrethrins and/or piperonyl butoxide. 

If you are interested in determining the exact ingredients in a mosquito misting system’s insecticide, take a look at the container label. 


Pyrethrins kill many forms of insects, including bees, by damaging their nervous systems, similar to DDT and other insecticides. 

Though pyrethrins are said to be non-toxic to humans and pets, there are reports of health issues that are believed to be linked to the compound. Children are at great risk of health problems if exposed to pyrethrins. 

Pyrethrins are also used to treat tick and flea infestations in pets, but this form of treatment may be unwise for pet owners to consider. There are many reported cases of pets becoming ill and even dying from causes linked to pyrethrins

Pyrethrins are extremely toxic to fish and other aquatic animals, so misting systems must never have spray capable of drifting onto ponds, especially if the ponds contain Koi fish. 


Some mosquito misting systems use Permethrin pesticides, which are also toxic and can harm cats, fish, birds, bees, and other wildlife and beneficial insects.

Why Choose Mosquito Magician Over Mosquito Misting Systems

Simply put, Mosquito Magician’s products are the best mosquito repellent available. 

Here at Mosquito Magician, we have spent years developing a safe and effective mosquito repellent using natural chemicals safe for your family and pets. 

The result of all of our research is an automated mosquito-killing system that can be used in your yard, covered porch areas, camping trips, picnics — anywhere that you want to get rid of mosquitoes! 

Mosquito Magician is far different and superior in terms of safety, cost, and effectiveness.

Are you ready to switch to a safe, natural mosquito elimination alternative?