Mosquito foggers come in a wide range of options starting from smaller all in one fixtures to models with separate liquid insecticide solutions as well as ULV(Ultra Low Volume) models. These units are all designed to create a fine mist also known as a insecticide fog so they have some kind of a heating element that produces that fog from supplied insecticide solution. Each device is a little bit different so I feel that the best way to know witch one is the best is to look at the top rated mosquito foggers and then see for yourself witch one will best suit your needs.
This is a thermal propane mosquito fogger that is the original fogger unit that was introduced a couple of decades before all the other fogging units. This Burgess fogger has a plastic body, a removable liquid solution tank and it uses propane to ignite the thermal heating element and that makes this unit very portable. Burgess 1443 unit has the total weight of around 3 pounds (1.36 kg) and it has the dimensions of 6.9 inches x 15.5 inches x 11.2 inches (17.5 cm x 39.3 cm x 28.4 cm) so it is a fairly big device but that size is needed for this unit to be resilient as well as long-lasting. Burgess has created this mosquito fogger wit 40 ounce (1.1 liter) liquid insecticide solution tank and that means that you will be able to fog an entire football field with no problems and because you can replace the propane cylinder that created the fog this unit can work for hours. To use this device you need to turn on the fuel nozzle, light the thermal heating element and allow it to warm up for a couple of minutes. And then you can start fogging by pressing the yellow pup button that will punp your insecticide solution trough that heating coil and create that desiered fog. The usage is pretty simple and you should have no problem getting trough your garden in a couple of minutes. Overall this is one of the best fogging units as it has a simple but elegant design a cheap price and consumers love it as the brand that makes this product (Burgess) has been around for many decades and these units are known to work for years.
Black Flag 190095
The second fogging unit is this Black Flag 190095 model that is also a propane powered mosquito killing machine that creates a dense fog that will repel and kill most flying insects. Black Flag has created this fogger with style, portability and usage in mind and it has the dimensions of 8.3 inches x 20.3 inches x 10 inches (21 cm x 51 cm x 25 cm ) but it weighs around 4 pounds (1.8 kg) so it is fairly big unit. This 190095 model is created mainly from plastic but it has a great look and a very ergonomic design as it is very easy to hold in your hand as well as to operate in the field. Black Flag company has incorporated a built-in insecticide container into this fogger and it can hold up to 32 ounces (0.94 liters) of solution so you should have no problem fogging a large backyard without refilling that tank. This fogger uses a propane cylinder to create that desired fog and there is also a fuel gauge that can be adjusted to create more heat and by doing it allowing for much shorter fogging actions. When this unit is heated up it should allow for you to create a fog every 3 to 5 seconds and that is more than enough as you do not need to fog the same place twice. Another great feature to this unit is that built in lighting mechanism that will light up that heating coil with just a switch of a button and you will not need to use external lighters like matches or Zippo lighters. Overall this is a great product and I especially like that design and ergonomic handle but you may also like the one year limited warranty!
This is another thermal fogger from Bugess but this unit has an electrical heating element so you wont have to replace those propane canisters when they run out. This fogging unit has an electrical cord and plugs right into the power socket so you can plug in and start fogging. The unit itself has the dimensions of 15.5 inches x 11.3 inches x 6.9 inches (39.3 cm x 28.7 cm x 17.5 cm) and it weighs around 6 pounds (2.7 kg) so it is a bit heavier than those propane units but because it has an electrical heating element it is smaller and more compact. Because this unit uses electricity you will be constrained to use this unit within the range that the cord gives you but for average garden size that range will be more than enough. And when you unplug the device you can get another 2 to 3 minutes of fogging to extend that range as that heating element will still be hot enough to create that fog. This 960 model has a liquid solution tank that has a 40 ounce (1.1 liter) capacity and to use it it is best to fill the tank at least half-full to completely submerge the pump-head that spans inside that container. To use this unit you have to just plug it in and let it warm up for 2 to 3 minutes and then just squeeze that pump button just like with those propane foggers. Burgess has created a great electrical fogger and that one year warranty and 10 feet long fog cone will impress even the most skeptical customers.
Bondie 420 Fog-Rx
Bondie 420 Fog-Rx is another propane powered insect fogger that creates a dense and fine mist of any insecticide solution that will kill all flying insects including fly’s and mosquitoes. Bodie has created this product to have the dimensions of 8.2 inch x 13 inch x 5.5 inch (20.8 cm x 33 cm x 13.9 cm) and it weighs around 4 pounds (1.8 kg) but that weight and size is without the propane canister that needs to be bought separately. The overall look and feel of this fogger is quite nice and it feels like a very sturdy unit even if it is made from plastic. This fogger also has a auto-ignite feature that allows you to push a button and automatically ignites that heating coil – so no more matches or lighters. That bottom mounted insecticide container is made out of translucened plastic so you will be able to see how much solution is left and add more if you are running low but it has a fairly big capacity so you can easily cover a huge backyard with just one solution filling. Bondie 420 Fog-Rx also has a see-trough coil so you can examine the inner workings of that heating element as well as clearly see when the unit has heated up and is ready to start dispersing that fine mist. The handle on this device is very comfortable and the fogging process itself is seemless and you will get the hang of it in no time at all. As with other products in this list bondie also guarantees a 1 year warranty so if anything happens to this fogger you can easily give it to a warranty repair!
Longray carryall ULV
This Longray carryall fogger is the only ULV unit that made our top 5 list and that means that this is a really great general-purpose fogger that can also be used as a insect repellent with liquid insecticides. Longray has created a fogging unit that utilizes the ULV technology and is powered from a regular power outlet so you have no unwanted propane emissions like it is with other propane-powered units. This ULV fogger has a 1.6 gallon (6 liter) solution tank so you can use this device for days without refilling that container. This unit is at the high end of the scale when it comes to fogging machines as you have the options to regulate the fog flow rate from 0 to 6 gallons (0-22 liters) an hour as well as droplet size from 5 to 50 microns in diameter. And that means that you can use this device inside your house as well as in a windy day outside as heavier droplets will better cope in that windy environment. Longray has fitter this fogger with an adjustable nozzle so you can spray your insecticide or any other solution fog around a corner as well as in hard to reach cracks and spaces. But maybe the best feature of this machine is that 18 month warranty that gives you a real conviction about the build quality and functionality of this device.
Overall you can see that there are various fogging units available on the market and ultimately you will have to choose witch one would best suit your needs. You have to evaluate if you need portability or is price an issue or even if you like a certain brand better than other and only then can you choose the most suitable mosquito fogger!