How do the systems work?
A MistAway system sprays a very fine mist of a dilute insecticide through a nozzle circuit that is installed around the perimeter of a backyard or other area where people want to spend time outdoors. The mist kills insects on contact – in the air or in landscaping where they harbor.
The active ingredient in the insecticides most commonly used in our systems is comprised of chemicals called pyrethrins, which are derived from the extract of chrysanthemum daisies that are grown in East Africa and Tasmania in Australia.
The most common use of the systems is to control mosquitoes, but the materials used are known as “broad spectrum” insecticides, and they are also effective against other insects like gnats or no see ums, midges, flies, spiders or wasps.
In a residential application, the system’s controller is typically timed to automatically spray a few times a day for 45 to 60 second durations. The mists are usually programmed for the times around dawn, dusk and in the evening when the mosquitoes are most active and the homeowner wants to be outside. The systems are also equipped to mist on demand by pressing a button on a remote control.