Thinking about investing in a fogger, but concerned about how much use you're actually going to get out of it? This article is for you! Keep reading.
What is a fogger?
A fogger is any device that creates "fog", or very fine mist, from a liquid. They are typically filled with disinfectants for eliminating contaminants from surfaces, or insecticides for killing insects and other arthropods. They are often used by people as a more efficient alternative to disinfecting by hand or as a low-cost alternative to professional pest control services.
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5 Uses for a Fogger
Foggers are versatile devices that can serve many purposes. These are 5 of their most common uses:
Foggers are exceptional devices for disinfecting, as they are able to turn liquid disinfectants into microscopic droplets that can coat any object or surface and penetrate into tight corners and hard-to-reach areas. This capability allows them to disinfect spaces with great results. In fact, if paired with a hospital-grade disinfectant or a similar product, foggers have an effectiveness rate of 99% at killing viruses, bacteria, allergens and other contaminants.
If you are a business owner, then you may just need a device to sanitize your spaces. Sanitizing is different from disinfecting in the sense that it is less thorough since it reduces the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a level considered safe by public health standards, but it doesn't eliminate all germs as disinfecting does. Sanitizing takes less time than disinfecting and offers similar results, which is why it is the preferred method in most commercial settings.
3. Pest control
Foggers are great devices for pest control, killing bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, mosquitoes and many others easily and quickly. One of the reasons why these devices are so effective is that fog can penetrate every nook and cranny where pests could be hiding, killing many of them at once and stopping infestations. Moreover, foggers tackle flying pests exceptionally well since their "fog" stays floating in the air long enough to kill insects, which doesn't happen when people use regular sprayers. These devices are especially handy in the summer when pests like mosquitoes are much more active and people usually spend more time outdoors.
4. Weed control
Who doesn't love a beautiful lawn or garden? We certainly do. However, weeds like dandelions can complicate things by invading these spaces and stealing nutrients and moisture from the soil. Thankfully for you, foggers are excellent for weed control so you can get rid of unwanted little plants in no time.
5. Mould and mildew control
Fogging can also be used to fight mould and mildew, even in the toughest of cases. These devices can reach spores on high walls and ceilings, saving you from developing the allergic reactions and complications that come with these infestations, such as runny nose, red eyes, sneezing, shortness of breath, and skin rash.
Now that you know some of the uses that you can get out of a fogger, make sure you check the Foggers & Sprayers section of our online shop, where you will find a variety of models that can meet your needs at home or at work.
Please, leave us a comment below if you have any questions or comments about foggers. And as always, stay safe out there!