Installing and Using Mosquito Misting Systems
When using a mosquito misting system, following a few simple guidelines will help you to successfully install your system. *Note these guidelines apply to systems made by Mosquito & Cooling Systems only
Self Installation of A Mosquito Misting System:
Designing Your DIY Mosquito Control Misting System
- Determine the location of the reservoir. Use a 24”x24” stepping stone to provide a solid platform for the system. You will need a power outlet within 6 ft. to power the motor.
- Begin installing the circuit of nozzles. Create an external perimeter with nozzle placement. Place the nozzles 8-10 ft.apart using existing fences, trees & landscaped areas. Be sure to include coverage under decks and above and around pool areas.
- Create a perimeter-Create a loop in the series of nozzles by using “T” fittings. This will ensure the system will have adequate pressure.
- Aerial Coverage-Run tubing behind downspouts to go up on the house for aerial coverage. Install nozzles behind fascia and eaves of single story homes for aerial coverage for control of flies, wasps, and other flying insects.
- Target Breeding Areas-Install nozzles in all areas where mosquitoes live and breed such as under decks, flower beds, mulched beds, and other mosquito breeding sites. Use tree-mounted nozzles or copper risers to install nozzles in areas where there is nothing else to attach them to.
- Push-to-Connect Fittings-Connect the risers and nozzles to the tubing using our “push-to-connect” fittings. All fittings are “push-to-connect”. Use the supplied tubing cutter to create straight cuts and press firmly into fittings to make a proper connection, ensuring the tubing is fully inserted. If necessary, use the release tool to disconnect. Then make a new cut and re-insert. Testing The Mosquito Control System:
- Always unplug the system first when filling with water to prevent risk of electric shock.
- After you have completed your tubing, riser, and nozzle installation, fill the reservoir about half way with water.
- Make sure to use clean water and a filter if necessary for hard or well water. Clean water is very important to ensure proper nozzle function.
- Plug the power cord into a properly grounded 110-volt outlet.
- Flush the lines. To do this, remove 4-5 nozzles and manually or via remote, activate the system. Allow to run for 30- 45 seconds to flush lines of any debris that may have entered during installation. Replace nozzles.
- After flushing the lines, it is time to check for leaks. Turn system on again and visually inspect all connections and fittings. Pay close attention to any fittings which will be underground, make sure there are no leaks or drips. Turn system off, reconnect before covering.
- Your system should come with the time and date preset. Go to the HOME SCREEN and Press Selector and select Manual Run, this will turn the system on for 300 seconds, which should be sufficient time to check all connections and make sure the system is operating properly.
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