If you’ve spent time researching ways to repel mosquitoes then you’re likely to have come across different options including mosquito misting and mosquito fogging. While both these forms of mosquito control work on similar principles, they are actually very different in practice. 

When looking for solutions to mosquito problems in your backyard, it’s important to know the difference between these options so you can find the system that works best for your needs. 

Here’s everything you need to know about mosquito misting vs mosquito fogging. 

What Are Mosquito Misting Systems?

Mosquito misting systems are permanently installed appliances designed to have an immediate effect on mosquitoes and other pests.

Nozzles are installed around the perimeter of your yard, in landscaped areas, and along patios, allowing the entire area to be quickly treated. A misting product is released through the main unit, traveling through tubing and out of the nozzles, giving you immediate relief from mosquitoes and other pests. 

As mosquito misting systems are automated, the mists are set to go off at the times when mosquitoes are most active (and when it poses minimal risk to other beneficial insects). This means the automated mists are released at dawn, dusk, and late evening, but if you find mosquitoes are bugging you at any point of the day or night, then you can remotely activate an on-demand mist. 

Properly run mosquito misting systems pose minimal risk to humans and pets, allowing you to enjoy evenings free from the constant buzzing of mosquitoes. 

What Is Mosquito Fogging?

Mosquito fogging is generally carried out on a large scale as part of a public health program by state or local authorities. Ultra-low volume (ULV) sprays of adulticides are applied to large areas by aircraft or truck-mounted equipment, killing, or “knocking down” adult mosquitos. 

This technique is commonly used in areas where disease-carrying mosquitoes are prevalent, allowing local authorities to control population numbers and limit the spread of disease. 

Mosquito misting vs mosquito fogging a woman spraying insect repellant

Mosquito fogging typically takes place in the evening when mosquitoes are most active, however, the frequency and time of applications can vary depending on the program. 

The insecticide used in most mosquito fogging is similar to that used in domestic insect spray cans, so it poses limited risk to humans and pets that are in the area. However, mosquito fogging isn’t as targeted as mosquito misting systems, so it may have a greater impact on beneficial insects. 

Mosquito Misting Systems vs Mosquito Fogging: What Does It Mean for Me?

On the face of it, mosquito fogging sounds very attractive. You simply wait for your local authorities to come by and spray the mosquitoes. 

As you might expect, it doesn’t quite work like this. 

As an individual homeowner, you get no say on when or where mosquito fogging applications take place. Even if you’re lucky enough to be in an area where mosquito fogging does regularly happen, whether your yard benefits from it will depend on many factors such as truck routes and the wind direction. 

Simply put, unless you’re running a large commercial property such as a golf course, trying to control the mosquitoes in your back yard through mosquito fogging is like waiting for 00 to come up on the roulette wheel. 

Mosquito misting systems on the other hand are designed to give your yard a powerful, on-demand defence against mosquitoes. Both systems rely on regular treatments for continued efficacy, but the key difference is you’re in control with a mosquito misting system. 

If you want continued relief from mosquitoes, then a mosquito misting system is a far superior option. 

MistAway Mosquito Misting Systems 

MistAway offers two different mosquito control systems for your backyard. 

Each are built with superior technology that’s designed to give you long-lasting, effective relief from mosquitoes. These mosquito misting systems are easy to install and ensure every area of your yard is protected. 

While the automated system will help keep mosquitoes at bay when they’re most active, you can also actively deploy the system at any time, helping you to enjoy your yard, even when pests are out in full force. 

Our systems ensure mosquito misting effectiveness is extremely high, and they give your yard the bespoke solution it needs. Rather than hoping for local government to do mosquito fogging in your area, it’s time to take action and ensure you get the relief you need.

If mosquitoes are causing you to miss out on all the great benefits of your yard, then we’re here to help. Get long-lasting relief from mosquitoes – find a dealer.