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Misting Systems – Next Generation of Mosquito Control

If you’re in need of a more continuous mosquito control option, or just want to keep all those small insects at bay, an automatic misting system may be perfect for your property.

Misting systems:

  • Automatically release a 30-second spray 2-4 times daily.
  • Kill or repels mosquitoes and ticks in all treated areas.
  • Helps reduce flies, ticks, fleas, gnats, midges and noseeum’s.
  • Consist of inconspicuous nylon tubing that connects strategically placed, corrosion-resistant, nickel-plated, stainless-steel nozzles.
  • Include a remote control allowing you to opt for additional or fewer sprays to suit your needs.
  • Are automatically filled, serviced and winterized by Mosquito Squad so you never need to lift a finger.

These are great for around your deck, patio or pool.   Also works well in horse barns to keep flies and these disease carrying mosquitoes away from your animal!

You control your Mosquito control!

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Heartworm – Mosquitoes and Dogs

Ever wonder how your pet could ever contract Heartworm?   It’s those same mosquitoes that are buzzing around you when you are trying to relax on your deck in the evening.    While they are a nuisance to you, they can be deadly to your pet.

“Approximately 25% of the 60 plus species of mosquitoes known in Michigan are capable of transmitting dog heartworms and these include many of the species that are major pests to humans”, says the Department of Ag in the state of Michigan.

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Mosquitoes are also the transmitter of other viruses in our pets.  They transmit these when they are taking the blood meal.   Don’t get to worried about the next mosquito bite as it has to happen with their is a certain concentration in the blood to transmit the virus.   Other diseases found in Michigan include:  St. Louis Encephalitis, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Western Equine Encephalitis, California Encephalitis and most recently West Nile is showing up in Michigan.

Most of these cases are limited in Michigan, however, there are lots of ways to protect yourself and your pets.    The most important is to keep standing water to a minimum on your property.   This will limit the reproduction of mosquitoes.   Remember a source as small as a water bottle cap can produce 300 mosquitoes in less than a week.

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