Controlling Pests with Mosquito Sprays and Foggers
Mosquitoes not only present a potential threat to everyone’s health, but they are also annoying. Whether you are camping or having a party in your backyard, mosquito sprays and foggers can help prevent mosquito-borne diseases by controlling the undesirable invasion of flying insects.
Two Types of Indoor Mosquito Sprays and Foggers:
Both products essentially contain the same ingredient – a liquid
repellent that instantly kills mosquitoes in flight.
The metered dispenser contains a hands-off solution that sprays liquid repellent into the air at regular intervals. The aerosol container sits in a battery operated or hardwired dispenser that can be set to go off at certain intervals, or turned off when necessary. Quality dispensers have lights that indicate when the repellent is low or empty, and when the batteries need to be changed.
An Effective and Natural Repellent
Outdoor Use of Mosquito Foggers
Two Types of Foggers:
Thermal Foggers – These machines, which are only to be used outdoors, actually burn the pesticide to create smoke or a fog that repels and/or destroys the insect. A mixture of both pyrethrin and resmethrin (a synthetic or man-made pyrethrin) is used. It is most effective when the air is fairly still. The ideal condition for a thermal fogger is at dusk, when the air temperature is close to the ground temperature. It is important to ensure that your thermal fogging machine is placed away from vegetation.
Cold Foggers – Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, cold foggers run on electricity and are used with a solution that is formulated specifically for this machine. Most cold fogger products are pyrethrin-based. This machine is considered a “cleaner” method of mosquito control.
When pyrethrin is used, the method is typically deemed safe for use in public areas.
For an effective way to destroy and control mosquitoes indoors and outdoors, utilize a type of insecticide that suits the purpose and is appropriate for the location, be it a hand-held sprayer, a metered dispenser or an outdoor fogging machine.