How to design Your System
Designing your system is really very easy. Begin by outlining what areas you want to be pest free (high usage areas such as the backyard, pool or patio for example) and areas that mosquitoes are most likely to breed (typically cool, shady, most and wind free environments). Next, make a sketch of the area you want to protect. Measure the perimeter of the area and other structures you plan to attach nozzles to then add the dimensions to your sketch.
Now, add nozzles along the perimeter of the protected area and the house maintaining an 8′ to 10′ spacing between nozzles. This plan will establish a perimeter of defense with additional protection around the house. In the example, a branch run is made into the yellow flower bed where the nozzles are attached to risers. Risers are used in areas when it isn’t possible to mount to an existing structure. The riser includes a fitting to attach the nozzle and a “T” fitting’ (each riser will need an angled adapter and a nozzle.)
Next, decide where to locate the Reservoir. If possible, choose a covered area such as garage or equipment shed. If not available, under an eve is the second best choice as it provides some protection from the elements. Covers are available and recommended for reservoirs located outside. Close access to a 120 Volt GFCI outlet and water source are also considerations. Be sure to minimize the amount of trenching under walkways and driveways. When running tubing underground it is recommended to encase it in 1/2″ PVC tubing to protect it from being cut. PVC may be purchased from your local hardware store.
Nozzles may be attached to fencing, trees, eves, gutters or to risers. See the accessory section for mounting clamps and cable ties.
Nozzle assemblies are made from Nozzle tips and nozzle adapters and come in two sizes: Mini and Full Sized. The adapters are available in two styles, straight and angled. The Angled style is used when mounting under the eve and are pointed away from the house; They are also used in Risers. The Straight style are generally used everywhere else.
Additional nozzles should be added where you would like a higher protection level (example: around your house, the patio, playground or swimming pool.) Always consider areas where there is a higher likelihood of mosquito population, as in shaded, damp or dense foliage areas. Fittings are used to connect the tubing to the Nozzles. Both the tubing and the Nozzles simply push into the fitting and click lock. “T” fittings are used one for each nozzle in a run and where there is a branch off the main run. L (elbow) fittings are used at the end of a run and at sharp corners. Straight fittings are used to splice tubing together.
Finally, determine the fittings needed to connect the nozzles and estimate the amount of tubing needed to connect the nozzles. Don’t forget to include enough to go up and /or down the side of the house, trees or fence.
Here’s a list of components in our example
Nozzle Tips: 58
Straight Adapters: 36 (on the perimeter of the yard )
Angled Adapters: 26, (22 on house eves, 4 on risers)
Risers: 4 ( in yellow flower bed)
“T” fittings: 63 ( one for each nozzle except the ends, and risers plus 4 branch)
“L” fittings: 3 (optional, 5 more for the corners of the house)
“I” fittings: 0 ( optional, 2 for future line repairs)
Tubing: 700′ (400′ for the yard perimeter, 200′ for the house perimeter, 50′ for the reservoir to the yard perimeter, 15′ for the reservoir to the house eve, and 35′ to the risers.) You may choose white, brown or tan tubing for the house perimeter and black tubing for the rest.
Now you have a list of main components you’ll need to complete your project. Click here to learn more about your choice of controllers.