A Gulfstream Media Group Publication
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – All across the country, people are celebrating and participating in National Garden Month, which is designed to educate and promote gardening for people of all ages. South Floridians also recognize the month as an opportunity to further expand lush, exotic landscapes as well as grow tropical fruits and fresh vegetables.
Unfortunately, another popular commodity involved with South Florida gardening are the many annoying and even dangerous biting insects such as mosquitoes, gnats, flies and no-see-ums. These pests often make gardening uncomfortable and can even pose significant health risks due to the growing threat of West Nile Virus and other diseases.
South Florida homeowners pride themselves on beautiful landscapes and tropical gardens, said Steve Jenkins, President of SWAT Mosquito Systems. In order to enjoy the wonders of gardening, and its many environmental benefits, it is necessary to kill and repel all the biting mosquitoes and insects that take the comfort out of outdoor recreation.
SWAT Mosquito Systems installs a fully automated, high-quality, convenient, safe and highly effective misting system around the perimeter of a home or business to kill and repel mosquitoes, flies, gnats and other annoying insects.
The company offers a variety of misting products, which have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Its most popular product is a Pyrethrum-based solution naturally derived from chrysanthemums. Through a system of sprays, strategically located and concealed around the perimeter of a home, pyrethrum is misted for about 45 seconds twice daily. SWAT also offers a Rosemary-based solution made up of essential plant extracts and oils; it is the companys 100 percent USDA National Organic Compliant alternative.
The National Garden Association (NGA) says that gardening is instrumental to the development of healthy kids. When kids have a chance to garden, their attitudes toward food and wellness change, they feel stimulated to perform better in school and develop life skills such as teamwork and personal responsibility.