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Outdoor Fogging: Insecticides, Foggers

To kill mosquitoes, flies, biting flies, gnats, fleas and other annoying pests outdoors, thermal or cold foggers can be used.  There is a wide variety of insecticides to choose from but not every fogging material can be used in thermal foggers.  If you use an electric cold fogger indoors and outdoors, choose a fogging solution that is labeled for such uses. When using a thermal fogger, choose a fogging solution that will burn properly.

Choosing a Fogger

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Choosing Fogging Solutions, Fogging Concentrates for Your Fogger

Choosing a Fogger

There are 2 basic types of foggers or fogging machines that can be used outdoors: thermal foggers and cold foggers.

Cold Fogger

A cold fogger is an electric fogger that has the obvious disadvantage of needing an electrical outlet and extension cord to power the unit, but it does not produce fog or smoke with a heat coil (as does a thermal fogger.)  If treating a patio or small outdoor area is all the work needed around your home, an electric fogger will work.  Many electric foggers have a knob or valve for adjusting droplet size.  These units are usually designated as a ULV type of machine.  An example of a ULV fogger is the B&G Flex-A-Lite fogger.
A larger droplet will sink or settle faster, keeping your insecticide close to the ground where it is needed the most.  Smaller droplets are desired for fogging indoors; the small droplets tend to float longer for better coverage in a house, warehouse, restaurant or other structure.
An example of a regular cold fogger (one that produces one standard size of droplets) is the B&G 2300 My-Ti-Lite fogger.  This unit can be used indoors or outdoors.  The biggest advantages when using a cold fogging unit: can be used indoors as well as outdoors and produces a cleaner mist that is acceptable for most indoor uses when fogging homes, restaurants, warehouses.

Thermal Fogger

A thermal fogger is a unit that has a heating coil used to turn your liquid insecticide into a very light mist or smoke.  This is the most popular type of fogger used by home owners or individuals that want to rid their yard, patio, gazebo (or other such areas) of mosquitoes, flies and biting insects.  The fog can be directed at grass, shrubs, small trees, cook-out areas, under picnic tables or other areas that need to be mosquito and insect free.
There are two different thermal (or heat) foggers to use: 
the Electric Powered Fogger and the Propane Powered Fogger.
Two most popular brands of thermal foggers for home use are Bonide and Burgess.  These two are practically identical in design, size and use.
The electric powered thermal unit is popular with people who have a small area (close to an electrical source) to treat.  The propane unit is completely portable, requiring no extension cords or electrical plugs.
Each of these Thermal Foggers are shipped with a free quart of insect killer that can used to kill mosquitoes and other such pests around the outside of home. 
As will be explained in the next section, not just any insecticide can be used in every fogger.  Once you have chosen the fogger that best suits your needs, use only the insect killing fogging materials that are made for your fogger.

Choosing Fogging Solutions, Fogging Concentrates

Mosquito, Insect Killer for Thermal Fogger
Mosquito, Insect Killer for Cold Fogger

Mosquito, Insect Killer for Thermal Fogger

A thermal fogging machine uses heat to transform your liquid insecticide into a fog or smoke.  The product you choose must have properties that allow it to burn.  Resmethrin Fogging Solution contains .2% Resmethrin and is manufactured for use in your thermal fogger.  Another option is to use Ready to Use .5% Fog, a material that contains .5% pyrethrins.  This material is cleaner and can be used indoors and outdoors.  For a longer residual (on outdoor vegetation) add 2 ounces of Permethrin-10 (a synthetic pyrethrin insecticide concentrate) to your fogging solution to be used in thermal foggers.  Permethrin-10 can be added to outdoor fogging solutions.  Resmethrin (a man-made or synthetic pyrethrin) and natural pyrethrins have a quick knock-down of targeted flying insect pests but leave little to no residue.  If you desire a longer residual, add Permethrin-10 to your solution.

Mosquito, Insect Killer for Cold Fogger

Cold foggers do not require a solution which will burn.  Resmethrin Fogging Solution and Ready to Use .5% Fog can be used in cold foggers when treating for outdoor pests.  When fogging indoors, do not use Resmethrin products.  Pyrethrin products are usually labeled for indoor use.  Use Exciter or Ready to Use .5% Fog for your indoor applications.  Exciter is a very high concentrate of pyrethrins that is suitable for large jobs.  Mix 1 to 4 ounces Exciter per gallon to make your own indoor pyrethrin fogging solution.  If you do not want to mix your own, use Ready to Use .5% Fog.  Permethrin-10 can be added to these fogging solutions for outdoor applications, only.

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