Frequently Asked Questions
What are mosquito foggers?
Mosquito foggers are machines powered by either electricity or propane. They spray insecticide into the air as micro-sized droplets and create what appears to be fog.
How do mosquito foggers work?
Mosquito foggers work by producing fog using special fogging concentrates which are designed to kill mosquitos and other insects.
What are the main types of mosquito foggers?
The main types of mosquito foggers are: those powered by electricity and propane foggers. Propane foggers have portable designs which makes them great for treating large areas or for yards outdoors.
When should you use a mosquito fogger?
The best time for using a mosquito fogger is in the early morning or in the evening around dusk. This is because mosquitoes prefer to avoid sunlight and look for shady areas to hide during the day.
What do you put in a mosquito fogger?
The two active ingredients in most mosquito foggers are pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide. Together, these ingredients make a chemical sprayer that is deadly to mosquitoes.
Where should you use a mosquito fogger?
You should use a mosquito fogger outdoors, in your backyard or around your home wherever mosquitos could be. It’s recommended to use mosquito foggers on the upper surface and the undersides of plant leaves. It’s most common that mosquitoes reside near or inside shrubbery during the day.
Do foggers work for mosquitoes?
Yes, foggers work wonders for killing annoying mosquitoes, whether it’s in your backyard or outside and around your home.
What is the best fogger for mosquitoes?
We recommend the Longray Greenhouse Thermal Fogger, since it is the best fogger we’ve reviewed for eliminating mosquitoes and other annoying insects that fly outdoors near your home.
What is the best insect fogger?
The best insect fogger is the Silver Bullet ULV Non-Thermal Mosquito Fogger. Not only is it lightweight, it’s also very affordable.
What is the best fogger for gnats?
The best fogger for gnats is the XLOO Pulse-Jet Thermal Fogger For Insects since it quickly and efficiently sprays fog which instantly kills annoying gnats, mosquitoes, and other insects.
How many foggers do I need?
You really only need 1 fogger for killing mosquitoes and insects.
How long do insect foggers last?
Efficient insect foggers are said to be able to work for up to 72 hours. That means your yard can be free of annoying bloodsuckers for up to 3 days at a time.
Do insect foggers leave residue?
Yes, insect foggers can leave residue. However, if you purchase high-quality insect foggers made by trusted brands, they won’t leave behind much residue.
Are mosquito foggers dangerous?
No, the insecticide in the fog is not harmful to humans at the low concentrations used and it doesn't have an odor.
Are mosquito foggers safe for dogs?
Yes, mosquito foggers use chemicals which are low in toxicity to both humans and pets.
How effective is mosquito fogging?
Mosquito fogging is effective only if the chemicals come into direct contact with the mosquitoes.
What happens if you breathe in bug foggers?
Bug foggers can cause illness in people and pets. Breathing fog can result in nose and throat irritation, coughing, difficulty breathing, headaches, dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting, or even allergic symptoms.
Do you have to wash clothes after using a fogger?
Yes, clothing should not be exposed to the insecticides and chemicals used in a fogger. If your clothes get contaminated, the chemicals can be transferred to your skin and make you ill.
Do foggers ruin furniture?
Foggers can damage furniture and fabric, and more importantly, fumes from foggers are harmful if inhaled. Be careful because high concentrations are also flammable and risky near gas or electric appliances.