Platinum Mosquito Protection • What makes it work
Platinum Mosquito Protection uses insecticides that blend natural Pyrethrum, a derivative of certain species of the chrysanthemum flower, and Permethrin, another pyrethroid known as the synthetic form of Pyrethrum.
The combination of Pyrethrum and Permethrin creates results that are superior to those achieved with either one of the elements alone. The Pyrethrum provides a quick knockdown and kill of the insect. The Permethrin provides residual killing and repelling of the insect, a long-lasting characteristic that inhibits re-infestation. Pyrethrum and Permethrin both provide a broad spectrum of insect control and have low mammalian toxicity. Both are also biodegradable, however, Permethrin is more stable in sunlight and does not break down as rapidly as Pyrethrum. Our unique approach results elevated effectiveness for Platinum Mosquito Protection customers.
The insecticides used in mosquito misting systems also utilize Piperonyl Butoxide (PBO), a synergist which alters the penetration of the insecticides and decreases the time required for effect on the insect’s central nervous system. Piperonyl Butoxide also aids in the battle against development of resistance of the insect to the insecticide.
Our insecticides are specially formulated with unique emulsifying ingredients to result in a microemulsion that does not separate. As a result, the active ingredients remain in consistent concentration in the tank, with no stirring or agitation required.
For customers with specific needs or requests, products using either Pyrethrum or Permethrin alone are also available.
In addition, we offer an exempt, “Green” product that utilizes Geraniol. Geraniol is a monoterpenoid and an alcohol. Research has shown geraniol to be an effective plant-based mosquito repellent. Geraniol is in a special class known as “Minimum Risk Pesticides” . These pesticides are not subject to federal registration requirements because their ingredients, both active and inert, are demonstrably safe for the intended use. This product will only repel, there is no knockdown or kill of the insect.
We encourage you to talk to us to pick the best choice for your home or business.