Mosquito foggers are one of the most efficient ways to get rid of mosquitoes. They also can get rid of many other pests like ants, flies, fleas, beetles, cockroaches, termites, and so on. Using a mosquito fogger to get rid of unwanted pests isn’t the only way you can use a fogger, because a fogger is quite a versatile device. So let’s check out some of the other ways to use mosquito foggers to ensure that you can get the most out of your fogger.
To Create a Mosquito-Repelling Barrier
Most people use mosquito foggers to treat their yards with an insecticide-laced fog. This is how they successfully kill all the mosquitoes and other insects in the area. However, there is another method of mosquito control that you can implement with your mosquito fogger. This will provide even better results in terms of how well your fogging works.
This method requires you to fog your entire backyard, garden, and any other areas where you don’t want to see any mosquitoes or other pests. But you also have to fog around the perimeter of that area. This will create a sort of mosquito-control barrier that will prevent new mosquitoes from coming inside that area. This will give you even better mosquito control results.
To Get Rid of Fungi
Besides mosquito control, you can use a fogger to get rid of or control different fungi and molds. Insecticides aren’t the only solutions that you can pour into a fogger. So, if you replace the insecticide with a fungicide or some type of anti-mold concentrate, then your mosquito fogger will have transformed into a fungi fogger. Then you’ll be able to get rid of all the mold and fungi that are growing in your area quickly and without having to touch it.
To Get Rid of Bacteria
Similar to the point we just mentioned above, a mosquito fogger can combat different bacteria and even viruses. You just have to exchange the insecticide for bactericide or another liquid. Then the fogger will produce a fog that is able to fight even the most stubborn bacteria and viruses.
This is also one of the main reasons why some foggers are for both indoor and outdoor use. If the fogger can be used inside, then places like hotels, restaurants, and even hospitals and public restrooms can fog away any unwanted bacteria or viruses, disinfecting them and leaving no traces of the process behind.
For Odor Control
Of course, you also can use a mosquito fogger to efficiently control or get rid of bad odors. There is a deodorant fogging liquid that is usually powerful enough to get rid of even the most potent odors. It will leave your space, be it indoors or outdoors, smelling fresh and clean.
Most of the time, this technique of getting rid of odor with a fogger is used to treat bigger areas. It’s also used when the smell is so bad that you need extreme measures to get rid of it. A fogger not only allows you to treat a fairly large area in a short period of time but also allows you to use more potent substances without having to actually touch those chemicals. So, thanks to your handy mosquito fogger, you can get rid of any bad smells or odors once and for all.
As a Protective Measure for Plants, Animals, and Stock
A less talked about but still common use of foggers is as a protective measure. You can use foggers to protect plants against different plant-eating pests and animals. You can also use them to protect your pets against biting insects and also as stock protection.
For Special Effects
You can use foggers to create special effects in the cinema and theater as well as for different activities, like firefighter training.
Since foggers are often used with water-based solutions, you can simply fill the tank with water. The fogger will turn that water into a thick fog or you can use special fogging liquids designed to produce artificial fog, like the ones you can see in parties, concerts, and on TV. Both of these methods will create a thick, realistic-looking fog or a cloud of smoke without it being harmful to humans or any other creatures that might inhale it. That makes it perfect to use to recreate foggy conditions or smoke-filled rooms for filming or for real-life purposes.
Finally, foggers are also commonly used in agriculture. Many foggers, especially ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers, can emit a very fine mist. Their particles can be as small as 5 microns, making them perfect for distributing different nutrients for plants.
To do so, you need to pour the nutrient solution into the fogger and distribute it over the plants that you want to treat. Because the fog particles are so small, they won’t drench the roots. Instead, they’ll humidify and deliver the nutrients to the roots of the plants. This allows the plants to absorb the nutrients efficiently and get all the vitamins they need to grow bigger with larger yields.