When planning for an outdoor event, you might be considering how to keep that space free of mosquitos and other pests. You may know a bit about mosquito fogging, but is it a safe insecticide? Are there mosquito fogging health risks? We're here to answer your questions about the safety of mosquito fogging.
What is Mosquito Fogging?
Mosquito fogging treatments are a method of eliminating mosquitos and other flying pests in outdoor areas by targeting spots where mosquitos breed, like dense vegetation, shrugs, hedges and tree canopies. These treatments prevent mosquitos from reaching adulthood, meaning that fogging treatments don't just keep mosquitos away - they stop them before they're a problem. A team of specialists will examine your outdoor area for locations where mosquitos breed and then apply a fogging solution that prevents problems from forming.
What Chemicals are Used in Fogging?
Larvicides are commonly used in mosquito fogging treatments. Larvicides come in a liquid form and are commonly made of oils or with bacteria that target and kill mosquito larvae and pupae before they can grow into adults. Commonly used bacterial larvicides use the bacteria Bacillus sphaericus and Bacillus thuringiensis israelenis, while other chemicals used for larvicides include temephos, Methoprene and monomolecular films.
Some mosquito extermination companies, like MosquitoNix, offer a green, eco-friendly option in comparison to traditional chemical larvicides. These larvicides are derived from organic, cleanly sourced bacteria that can even be considered beneficial for the environment and are more effective than a natural mosquito repellent.
How Safe and Effective is Fogging?
Traditional mosquito fogging methods are non-harmful to pets, children, plants and local wildlife in the treated areas. MosquitoNix's ecofriendly options are also guaranteed to not cause disease or harm to mammals, fish, livestock, birds, frogs, bees or poultry in the area while still controlling the life cycle of mosquitos and other pests.
Mosquito fogging treatments can be effective for up to two weeks, but are guaranteed to last for at least 72 hours, making them perfect for weekend events or outdoor gatherings. By targeting mosquitos before they reach adulthood, MosquitoNix is able to keep your event free of pests. For extended mosquito protection and at-home options, mosquito misting is another effective mosquito extermination solution.
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