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Stew writes,
07/31/2011:

Fogging vs. Spraying

What is more effective? Fogging or spraying for mosquitoes?

Answer:

Both application methods are very effective as long as the applicator is thorough. Foggers of course make it easy to apply the product you choose into hard to reach places like the underside of leaves where mosquitoes like to harbor. One big difference is the types of products that can be used in a fogger vs a sprayer. Most fogging solutions consist of a short acting insecticide which will only offer a fast knockdown but will not leave a long lasting residual (Riptide, ULD BP-100). Spraying on the other hand gives you the option of using a product with a longer lasting residual (Talstar P, Equil Lambda 9.7). The Solo Backpack 450 is actually a mist blower, not a fogger and it can be used with a product such as Talstar for mosquito control.

Answer last updated on: 07/31/2011

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