# Mosquito Control Equipment

mosquitocontrolequipment.com: Mosquitoes, Mosquito Misting, FAQ

How much insecticide will my system use?

How long will my tank last?

Winterizing: Why, When and How?

How much insecticide will my system use?

Normally, a bottle of insecticide concentrate makes a 55 gallon drum of spray solution.The following assumes the concentrate has been properly diluted and the volume used is the diluted solution.

There are four factors used in the formula below to calculate how much insecticide is used over time.

1.) How many nozzles are in the system? N

2.) How many times a day does the system spray (frequency)? F

3.) How long does it spray each time in seconds? S

Here are a few examples: At 100psi each nozzle sprays 0.59 gph. Divide by 3600 to convert that to gallons per second, and the result is .0001638 g/sec. Use this factor as P in the formula below.

For 160 psi, P = .0002083. For 200 psi, P = .0002333.

Gallons used per day = N x F x S x P

Example: a system with 30 nozzles, sprayed 3 times a day, for 40 seconds each, at 160 psi

N = 30, F = 3, S = 40, P = .0002083

Gallons per day = 30 x 3 x 40 x .0002083 = .74988

First calculate how many gallons are used a day using the formula above. Then apply it to this formula:

# of days = # gallons tank capasity / gallons per day

Example: if you have a 55 gallon tank, and you are using .75 gal/day then then : 55 / .75 gallons per day = 73.33 days

Winterizing: Why, When and How.

Winterizing your Mosquito Misting system is required if you live in a climate where the temperature can drop below freezing. This is because Water has the unique characteristic of expanding slightly when it freezes. If there is water in the lines or in the pump and it freezes it can damage them, leading to downtime and costly replacement parts. So it's a good idea to winterize before your first freeze. Here's how to do it: First, flush the lines and nozzles with clean water by allowing the pump to run continuously for about 5 minutes. This will prevent any residual insecticide from becoming gummy during a prolonged shut down. Then disconnect the output line going to the nozzles. If the Tank is the lowest point in the system the line should drain by gravity. If it is not, find the low spot(s) in the system and disconnect the line and allow it to drain. If you have an air compressor connect it to the output line and remove the furthest nozzle and blow out the water in the line. Then, disconnect the input line from the pump. Next, connect a short piece of 1/4" tubing to the output fitting and place the other end in the tank. This is so any fluid in the pump will be deposited in the tank and not all over you. Run the pump 10-15 seconds to clear any solution that may be in the pump. If your tank is outdoors, replace the protective cover to keep your system clean and dry. That should do it for most applications. If you have prolonged periods of below freezing temperatures, you may want to bring the pump indoors for the winter.

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