Use foggers in greenhouses?

If you need to get rid of mosquitoes in a fairly large area and do it fast with lasting effect, the mosquito fogger is a great way to do it, because it offers great results in terms of killing mosquitoes that come in contact with the fog they emit and afterwards repelling other insects, too, so they don’t venture into you area and don’t bother you. However, mosquitoes don’t only live in backyards, they tend to also like the environment of greenhouses. But is it safe and healthy to use mosquito foggers in these greenhouses? And if so what are benefits of doing so? Lest find the answers to these questions!

Is it safe?

The safety of the mosquito or any other insect or pest fogger use in greenhouses really depends on what insecticide or pesticide you use in the fogger. greenhouse foggingIf you want to make sure, that it is safe to use the solution in your greenhouse and on your garden, either chose one that is labeled as insecticide or pesticide for your garden, or pick up a natural pesticide or insecticide that will definitely be safe to use around any vegetables, fruits, spices and other plants that you grow in your greenhouse. As for the spray that the fogger outputs, that, too, is safe to use around different plants, because fogger means that the solution will be emitted in a fog form and won’t be able to harm any plants.

Is it efficient?

It is very difficult to control insects and pests in a greenhouse by itself, because usually greenhouses aren’t very big and they are built in a way that it provides different insects and pests a lot of places to hide, making it extra hard to maintain a pest and insect free greenhouse. And since applying pesticides or insecticides with a fogger allows you to get the solution on every part of the greenhouse as well as in every nook and cranny of it, because the fog consists of tiny droplets that able to easily seep into even smallest of cracks, the fogger probably is the most efficient way to distribute insecticide or pesticide in large as well as small area with a lot of obstacles.

Which fogger to choose for your greenhouse?

When it comes to foggers for greenhouses, which implies smaller spaces, you should think about a fogger that is able to deliver as small of droplets as possible. And that means that an ultra-low volume (ULV) cold fogger or pulse-jet thermal fogger probably will be your best bet, because they are able to emit very small particles, making sure that your insecticide or pesticide solution covers all the surfaces in your greenhouse as well as gets into even the tiny cracks.

What are the benefits of using a fogger for pest control in greenhouses?

There are multiple benefits of using a fogger to get rid of pests in greenhouses. fogging greenhouseNot only the fogging process is much quicker than the alternative way how to get rid of mosquitoes in greenhouse setting – hand-picking them throughout the whole greenhouse, but foggers also offer much better results. On top of that the fogger also limits how much pesticide or insecticide you waste during the application process, ensuring that you operate a more eco-friendly garden and your greenhouse doesn’t get overly large dose of the fogging solution. And fogger also makes sure that the insecticide or pesticide laced fog covers not only the top side of the plants, but the bottom, too, eliminating the chance of any pests taking cover under the foliage and continuing to ruin your garden as soon as you are done fogging it.

Are there any drawbacks to using a fogger in your greenhouse?

Well there are some things that might make you rethink your decision to use a fogger in your greenhouse, however in my opinion they are much too insignificant and can’t trump the fact that the fogger can help you efficiently and quickly get rid of any insects and pests in your greenhouse. These drawbacks are the fact that foggers tend to leave a bit of residue in your greenhouse especially if you use an oil based insecticide or pesticide and not all solutions work on all pests and insects and you might need to fog several times with a few different fogging solutions, to get rid of all different pests and insects. But like I mentioned before, that is a small inconvenience compared to a chance to get rid of pests and insects in your greenhouse and do it quickly.



Will Foggers harm nematodes in a greenhouse?


    Depends on the insecticide you’re using. To keep your nematodes safe, be sure to pick a product that will not harm them (pay attention to the label, and, if it doesn’t specify the effects on nematodes, you can always try contacting the manufacturer).

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