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The Maximum Mosquito Control System
Uses Pyrethrin, nature's pesticide
For over 20 Years, Pyrethrin, a natural insecticide, has been used worldwide to control mosquitoes and other biting insects like fleas, flies and gnats
What is Pyrethrin?
Pyrethrin is a highly effective insecticide used for centuries against all types of insect pests. The active component of pyrethrin is a natural plant oil that occurs in the pyrethrum daisy, Tanacetum cinerariaefolium, a member of the chrysanthemum family. The oil is found mainly in tiny oil-containing glands on the surface of the seed case inside the tightly packed flower head. This oil is the plant’s own insecticide.
Pyrethrin is made up of six complex chemical esters, known as pyrethrins, which work in combination to repel and kill insects. Pyrethroids are synthetic forms of pyrethrin, Type I and Type II, differing slightly in chemical structure.
These compounds make a unique insecticide because they are relatively non-toxic to humans and warm blooded animals. In fact, they are considered to be one of the least poisonous insecticides to mammals. In mammals, pyrethrins are quickly broken down into inactive forms, and pass from the body quickly.
Another benefit is that pyrethrin and pyrethenoids break down quickly in sunlight, and are non-persistent in the environment. Because pyrethrins are such complex and non-persistent chemicals, insect resistance is less likely to occur.
How Pyrethrin Works
Mainly, Pyrethrin and Pyrethroids act as contact poisons, which affect the central nervous systems of all types of flying and crawling insects. The chemical blocks nerve junctions so that the insect's nervous impulses fail, causing them to die. In low concentrations, pyrethrum affects insect behaviour resulting in a so-called ‘avoidance reaction’ that causes the insect to flee the source of the chemicals.
Interestingly, pyrethrin, inhibits normal biting behaviour in female mosquitoes, making them unable to seek their usual blood meals.
At slightly greater concentrations, pyrethrin makes insects alter their normal behavioral patterns. This means they abandon their hiding places and come out into the open, bringing them into contact with larger quantities of pyrethrins, which will quickly knock the from the air and kill them.
Our automated misting system distributes both compounds around the perimeter of your yard, along the fenceline, in planting beds, around your pool, patio, house, anywhere mosquitoes and other biting insects hide. You set the timer, and the automated spray system will take care of killing the pests that keep you from enjoying your backyard.
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