Patio misters can be a great way to control mosquitoes and other insects that can cause painful bites, wreaking havoc on picnics and other outdoor activities during the spring and summer months. Spraying a fine mist of insect repellent or insecticide can target fully-grown insects flying around the yard. The mist can also settle on the ground where insects lay their eggs. Some misting systems like the Mistmaster® can also provide other helpful functions year-round, such as dispersing cleaning products, deodorizers, or plant fertilizers.
However, clogged nozzles can limit any misting system’s effectiveness. Outdoor misting nozzles may be especially prone to dirt build-up over time. Here’s how to unclog nozzles and keep your misting system functioning at optimum capacity.
How to Clean Patio Mister Nozzles
First, remove the nozzle from the misting system. This will allow you to identify any debris that could be causing the blockage. If the clogged nozzle is impacted with dirt, dust, or grime, try using a soft-bristled toothbrush and warm water to dislodge the debris. Toothpicks or paperclips may also work for cleaning out clumps of grime or dirt from the nozzle. If that does not work, try soaking the nozzle in warm, soapy water for a few minutes.
Once the water and soap have loosened the blockage, try gently scrubbing it again with a toothbrush. For stubborn clogs and dirt build-up, you may want to try soaking the nozzle in a tougher cleaning solution.
After the clogged nozzle has been cleaned, reassemble all the parts and check to see if the nozzle is working appropriately. If the nozzle is still not working or seems clogged even after cleaning it, the part may need to be replaced.
How to Maintain Mosquito Misting Nozzles
You may have heard the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The most effective way to prevent clogged nozzles is by simply visually inspecting them periodically. Check the nozzles regularly to make sure they are spraying with the right force and volume.
The Mistmaster 3-in-1 Compact Misting System
Of course, the best way to ensure your patio remains pest-free during the summer is to invest in a quality misting system. The Mistmaster 3-in-1 Compact Misting System is the best product to help keep your yard, home, or business free of pests. The Mistmaster is not only used to spray insecticide, though. It can also be used to disperse sanitizer, deodorizer, and plant fertilizer. Limiting odors and bacteria in a space can also discourage mosquitoes and flies from congregating.
This compact misting system by Bask can be used in three main ways: as a customizable stationary mister that can be operated by long-range remote control, as a portable blower, and with a wand.
The Mistmaster’s compact size makes it compatible with most spaces. As it is battery operated, it can be used both indoors and outdoors. The stationary mister can be customized to your needs: select the ground risers and/or the overhead nozzles to fit your space. It is great for patios, greenhouses, and pergolas and is easy to use with only the click of a remote control button.
The Mistmaster also has other versatile features, including the built-in Mist Blower and the Misting Wand kit. The built-in blower feature can powerfully and quickly distribute insecticide,, sanitizer, or fertilizer over a large area. With the Blower, you can treat up to 110,000 square feet in 20 minutes, without refilling the tank.
The Misting Wand kit enables you to spray those hard-to-reach areas where mosquitoes and other pests like to breed and lay eggs, such as around trash cans, under dense foliage, and moist areas around faucets or other water sources.
The Misting Wand can also be great for dispersing sanitizing mist in hard-to-reach spaces. When it comes to cleaning, you don’t want to just clean the obvious surfaces. This wand accessory allows you to efficiently and quickly eliminate dangerous germs and bacteria. And don’t forget about plants! The Misting Wand also makes it easier than ever to nurture plants in the garden, getting nutrients or organic fertilizers closer to the plants’ root systems.
All of the nozzles featured on the Mistmaster 3-in-1 Compact Misting System and its accessories are easy to clean and maintain. No one wants to waste time and energy on clogged mosquito system nozzles or surfaces that can harbor harmful bacteria. Bask in the ease and efficiency of The Mistmaster and enjoy your patio the way you deserve– mosquito-free!