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My guest said, “Funny, there are no mosquitos tonight.”

Posted by Joseph Hanauer, ASLA & Sam Hanauer on Jun 28, 2017 4:23:55 PM

Whether you’re hosting a barbecue or just relaxing on your patio, the summer season has always been the best time to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors. Needless to say, most of us would much rather enjoy this time with our friends and family and without the threat of mosquitoes. Most people assume that the only remedy to this problem is to apply a heavy dose of smelly bug spray.  I don’t know about you, but I hate going in at night smelling like bug spray. In a perfect world, we would all be able to grill out on our decks or drink a glass of lemonade without the threat of being a mosquito’s very own “all you can eat” buffet. Luckily, I found that this “perfect world” could in fact exist with a product by Nutone called the Haven mosquito repellent system.

Bluestone Patio

The Haven system works and looks just like a series of path lights. With a fixture set in place every 10-12 feet, you can be sure that your backyard will stay mosquito-free for the summer season. I use this system at my own home, and the difference seems like night and day. Before I had it installed along my patio, I would constantly find myself having to go back inside the house to reapply bug spray or simply stay inside. This really limited my use of our patio. Now that I have the Haven system, I never even have to think about mosquitoes, let alone swat one away from my neck. We had 8 people over the other night.  It had just rained and the air was still–typically a perfect recipe for mosquitoes.  After an hour or so of sitting around the fire pit, one guest said to me, “funny there are no mosquitoes tonight.”  I showed everyone the mosquito fixtures and told them how they work.  This also illustrates how the system is odorless and sound free as none of my guests new they were there until I told them. No smell. No annoying zapping noises.

The Haven mosquito repellent system uses an EPA approved chemical called Metofluthrin, which is the same chemical you will find in products from the popular brand OFF!. Furthermore, the chemical only takes about 15 minutes to activate, which means you can be 15 minutes away from enjoying your yard for hours on end at any given time. You will have to refill the chemicals every year, but that is a very small price to pay for the benefits that the system provides. The typical cost of this system ranges from $1,500 to $2,500 for a typical sized patio or deck which is much less than a screen porch .

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