Frequently Asked Questions
• What is a misting system?
It is a system specifically designed to automatically deliver a fine mist of insecticide formulation at pre-set
time intervals which helps eliminate a wide range of flying insects.
Some of which include: mosquitoes, flies, wasps, and spiders in and around horse barns, and residential outdoor spaces.
• Who invented the system?
Carl Cunningham, Pyranha Incorporated’s founder created and patented the first automatic misting system in 1972
for the control of flies in horse barns and called it SprayMaster™. More than three decades later the basic SprayMaster ™ design is still the model for all misting systems in the market.
• How does the SprayMaster™ system work?
The SprayMaster™ System consists of a 1/3 horsepower electric motor-driven pump controlled by a solid state electronic
timer that is programmed to turn the unit on at specific intervals, operate for a set period of time, and then turn
off. A series of spray nozzles emits specially formulated insecticide to control flies, mosquitoes, gnats and other
• What kind of insecticide is used in SprayMater™ systems?
We recommend that SprayMaster™ and other misting systems be refilled with Pyranha 1-10 HP™ (brand) insecticide
for 55-gallon systems and 1-10 HPS™ (brand) for 30-gallon systems. Because they are formulated with the highest quality
pyrethrums and Permethrin (a synthetic form of pyrethrum) both 1-10 HP™ and 1-10 HPS™ are considered premium formulations that control a wider range of insects than competitive products.
• Will Pyranha insecticide work in my non-Pyranha system?
Yes, Pyranha concentrate is the original misting system concentrate designed exclusively for automatic misting systems and will make any well made automatic misting system more effective.
• Who can answer my questions about my system? -
Pyranha has technical personnel that are happy to assist, most questions are resolved easily by phone, just call us at 1.800.231.2966
• What is Pyrethrum?
Pyrethrum is an insecticide derived from a plant extract of the species of the genus Chrysanthemum (Daisy), native
to southwestern Asia and Africa, whose aromatic flower heads, when powdered, constitute the active ingredient Pyrethrin. The main active ingredients in Pyrethrin is a mixture of four compounds: Pyrethrin I and II and Cinerin II and I.
• Is Pyrethrum harmful?
Pyrethrum has shown to have low level of toxicity to mammals. This family of insecticides is EPA registered for use in many household products and livestock treatment as well for treating unwanted pests in edible plants and fruits. Used properly and at the concentrations stated in the label instructions, Pyrethrum should not be harmful. Pyrethrum and Permethrin related products should always be used in accordance to the product label instructions. Also be sure to check out our Zero-Bite product which combines the goodness of geraniol, wintergreen and coconut and uses zero chemical pesticides.
• Will pyrethrum harm my pets?
No, If used properly as directed in the label Pyrethrum is considered to have a low toxicity to humans and
pets (mammals). Pyrethrum insecticides have been used in agriculture and equine applications for over thirty years, with no known harmful effects.