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Propane or Electric thermal mosquito foggers are the most effective method of mosquito control

Thermal Mosquito Fogger is one of the most effective mosquito control methods on the market. You can reduce the mosquito population on your property by up to 70% with routine fogging.

What is mosquito fogging? It's a white-colored fog that kills and repels mosquitoes & biting flies for up to 6 hours. The oil based insecticide is pumped through a portable machine and exported through a hose and nozzle.

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When To Use a Mosquito Fogger

When To Use a Mosquito Fogger

 

  • In the evening before the mosquitoes emerge for the night
  • Before a large outdoor gathering, such as a wedding or graduation party
  • After a rainy day that left standing water near your property
  • Before you use a patio, picnic area or campground


Remember to only use the recommended fogging insecticide for your fogger. If you use a different product, you can ruin the fogger or jeopardize the warranty.

 3 things to control for the best mosquito fogging results

3 things to control for the best mosquito fogging results

Mosquito fogging is the essential tools to decrease mosquito infestations. Here are three things to control to create the best mosquito repellent results:

  1. Speed-If you pump the fogger too slowly, the treatment won't be as effective.
  2. Color-Fog should appear white. If it is yellow or brownish in color, increase your pumping rate.
  3. Distance-Keep the fogger nozzle approximately 5ft from the ground for best results.


Where and when to fog

Mosquito foggers are designed to provide fast control of mosquitoes, flies and other flying pests in outdoor areas such as yards, patios, picnic areas, campgrounds, and other places where insects can spoil outdoor living.
The ideal time to fog is around dusk, when the wind has usually died down and the temperature at ground level is somewhat higher than that of the air a few feet off the ground. This temperature inversion will tend to hold the fog in the treated area for a longer period of time. It is not advisable to attempt fogging when the wind is blowing harder than five miles an hour, since the fog will be blown away before it has the opportunity to be effective.

Never use wet fog on plants, shrubs or outdoor carpeting, etc., since the oily residue could have damaging effects. Keep the fogger about 5 feet away from the objects being treated, and let the fog drift in the desired direction. At this distance, any non-vaporized particles of insecticide will have settled to the ground. Always keep the breeze at your back when operating the fogger.

DO NOT use a thermal Fogger indoors or in an enclosed area. The unit uses an open flame, and operating the Fogger in an enclosed area, where fog can become heavily concentrated, may cause fire or explosion.

Fogging Technique

Dryness or wetness of the fog is controlled by the rate of pumping. Pumping at the recommended rate of once every 3 to 4 seconds will produce the most effective fog. The dryness of the fog can be determined by passing a piece of dry cardboard through the fog about 18 inches from the end of the nozzle. If the cardboard appears wet you are pumping too fast. Fog should appear white in color. If fog appears brown or yellow in color you are pumping too slow.

Dry fog is recommended. This increases the penetrating ability of the insecticide and allows the fog to cover a larger area. Wet fog contains particles of insecticide that may not have been completely vaporized. The oily residue left by wet fog may be harmful to certain species of flowers, growing plants, outdoor carpeting, etc. Use Only the recommended Fogging Insecticide

  1. The fogger is a dispenser of insecticides. Results obtained are directly related to the insecticide used. In order to produce a fog, the insecticide must have the proper oil base. Do not use emulsifiable concentrate or other materials designed to be mixed with water.
  2. USE ONLY Black Flag, Cutter or Repel Insecticide Only use the recommended amount of insecticide with your fogger. The use of other insecticides or chemicals may damage your fogger and could result in unsafe conditions.
  3. The use of other insecticides such as Dibrom or Vapona will clog the vapor coil of your fogger,
  4. Misuse and/or use of non recommended chemicals may make it inoperable and will void the warranty.

Principle of Fogging

(Before Using, be sure to read and follow all instructions, including the instructions on the chemical to be used.)

Fogging is one of the most effective and economical means of applying insecticide. Mosquito foggers add the convenience of total portability for today's mobile, outdoor-oriented living.

The secret of fogging's success lies in its ability to reduce insecticide into microscopic particles averaging 15 microns in diameter (a micron measures 1/25,000 of an inch). By contrast, mist droplets range from 50 to 125 microns; spray droplets more than 125 microns.

The tiny particle size allows the fog to spread through the air, penetrating shrubbery and other insect havens. The result is that more insecticide particles come in contact with more insects for greater kill. Yet fogging uses far less insecticide than conventional sprays.

The basic components of the fogger are a mechanical pump, a burner assembly fueled by propane gas, a heat-conducting coil, and an insecticide jar.

By squeezing the trigger slowly and steadily, every 3 to 4 seconds, the pump forces insecticide through the heat-conducting coil. The heat vaporizes the insecticide instantly, and the fog surges out of the nozzle.