- Category: Thermal fogger
- Type: Propane
- Manufacturer: Cutter
- Weight: 3.5 pounds (1.6 kg)
- Dimensions: 17.5x6x9.5 in. (44x15x24 cm)
- Material: Plastic
- Tank Capacity: 32 oz. (0.95 L)
- Auto-Ignite Button: Yes
- Propane Gas Cylinder: Not included
- Additional Info: Made in the USA
Review of the Cutter Propane Insect Fogger
A thermal fogger, when used in combination with a powerful insecticide, is one of the best ways to kill mosquitoes outdoors.
This Cutter propane insect fogger uses thermal fogging techniques and is for outdoor use only.
This tool will vaporize an insecticide into tiny particles that can penetrate even the smallest places outdoors, so it is sure to get rid of any pests that might be hiding in your yard.
This insect fogger works quickly and can provide hours of mosquito-free time. It works with propane gas, so this is a portable unit with no power cords needed. The Cutter thermal mosquito fogger is made in the USA.
Size and Weight
The size of this Cutter propane insect fogger is 17.5x6x9.5 in. (44x15x24 cm) and it weighs approximately 3.5 lbs. (1.6 kg).
Here’s a quick breakdown of all the Cutter mosquito fogger parts:
- The body of the fogger is made of light but durable plastic.
- The solution tank is integrated into the body of the fogger and can’t be detached. It has a capacity of 32 oz. (0.95 L) and can be filled using the sealed opening found on one side of the fogger.
- On the top of the unit is a large handle to make carrying the fogger around easier. It doesn’t have a carrying strap, so you’ll need to hold it in your hand when fogging.
- Under the handle is a large fogging trigger. When pressed, this pumps the insecticide into the coil to vaporize the liquid and output it as a fog.
- On the front of the fogger is a stainless-steel burner. This consists of a propane-heated coil (which vaporizes the fogging solution), the basket around the coil (which protects you from accidentally touching the hot coil), and a nozzle at the end (which releases the insecticide-laced fog).
- To light the fogger, there is an auto-ignite button on the side of the fogger, which sends a spark to the coil when pressed. This is why you don’t have to use a lighter or a match to light the coil manually like with other thermal foggers. If the auto-ignite button doesn’t work for some reason, you can still light it manually.
- You must insert a propane cylinder in the back of the unit for the fogger to work. The Cutter propane fogger doesn’t include a propane cylinder, so you’ll need to buy it separately. This fogger uses both tall 14.1 oz. (0.41 L) and short 16.4 oz. (0.48 L) propane cylinders.
- On the side of the fogger, you will also find a fuel control valve, which allows you to increase or decrease the fogger’s fuel supply.
The Cutter propane fogger works at very high temperatures, so there are some safety concerns when using this fogger.
Don’t use the fogger indoors or around flammable objects. It might occasionally spit small fireballs out of the nozzle that could pose a fire risk if used indoors. Also, the heat assembly will get very hot when fogging, so don’t touch it or you could get burnt.
Like other thermal foggers, the Cutter fogger is pretty easy to use. There are few things to note, though.
- Fill the container with insecticide solution, but do not overfill it. You should also make sure that there is enough liquid in the tank for the pump to reach it.
- After filling the container, you can attach a propane cylinder to the back of the fogger. Make sure there is no dust on the end of the cylinder when you insert it into the fogger. Open the fuel valve a bit until you hear the gas flow and press the auto-ignite button. This should light the fogger’s burner.
- Allow the unit to heat up for about a minute before starting to fog. To fog, press the fogging trigger. This will pump the insecticide from the container to the coil, which will heat it and release it through the nozzle as a thick, dense cloud of white fog. If the fog comes out brown or yellow or if the insecticide is dripping through the nozzle, stop fogging and check the instructions that came with the product.
- To turn the fogger off, simply close the fuel valve. Then wait for a few minutes for the fogger to stop creating fog.
After a successful fogging treatment, you can expect to enjoy hours of mosquito-free time. For longer effects, you could also fog every couple of days for a few weeks, depending on the insecticide used.
For more information, check the label on your insecticide solution.