Foggers Mosquito foggers, sometimes called thermal foggers, release a fog or mist of insecticide solutions. The main purpose of using them is for mosquito control in open spaces. But did you know that foggers can also be used as part of a cleaning and disinfecting process? In this blog post, we’ll explain how foggers work and when they should be used for disinfection purposes.
How Foggers Work?
Foggers release a fine spray of insecticide solutions into the air. This creates a “fog” or “mist” that hangs in the air and eventually settles on surfaces. When used for mosquito control, foggers are usually directed at areas where mosquitoes rest during the day, such as tall grasses or bushes. The insecticide solution will kill any mosquitoes that come into contact with it.
Foggers can also be used for cleaning and disinfecting purposes. When used for this purpose, foggers should be directed at all surfaces in a room, paying special attention to high-touch areas like door handles, light switches, and countertops. The CDC recommends using a broad-spectrum hospital grade disinfectant with a contact time of at least 10 minutes.
When to Use Foggers for Disinfection
Foggers are most effective when used in small spaces with good ventilation. They can be used in larger spaces, but it will take longer for the mist to settle on all surfaces. Foggers are not recommended for use in homes with children or pets because they can pose a health risk if inhaled.
Foggers are a versatile tool that can be used for mosquito control or cleaning and disinfecting purposes. When using foggers for disinfection, always make sure to use a hospital grade disinfectant and pay special attention to high-touch surfaces. Keep in mind that foggers are most effective in small spaces with good ventilation.