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Mist Schedule and Duration

A common schedule is comprised of three scheduled mists per day:
  • A mist of 45 seconds in the hours around dawn (after the sprinkler system has finished).
  • Another mist of 45 seconds in the time around dusk.
  • A third mist of 45 seconds between 9PM and 1:00 AM.

In this common schedule, the automated mists are timed to occur when there is unlikely to be activity on the property.  Their timing also avoids afternoon winds and the daylight activity of beneficial insects like bees and butterflies.

Note: There are differences of opinion among misting professionals as to what schedule and duration is optimal in any given circumstance.  These reflect differences in factors such as relative mosquito pressure, species and activity, conducive conditions, etc.