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Eliminate Mosquitoes Around Your Home

Love the great outdoors but not so much the mosquitoes? Get back outside! Thermal Fogging is your mosquito control solution to help you take back your yard today! Questions? Check out our fogging FAQs.

What Do You Know About Mosquitoes?
What Do You Know About Mosquitoes?

5 Benefits of Thermal Fogging

  1. Reduce the risk of getting a mosquito disease.
  2. Eliminate breeding grounds for mosquito eggs.
  3. Decrease the number of mosquitoes on your property.
  4. Reduce the chance of suffering from itchy, irritating mosquito bites.
  5. Create an enjoyable outdoor living space.

What Do You Know About Mosquitoes?

We have the mosquito facts for you

  • Iceland and Antarctica are the only places where mosquitoes do not live.
  • Only female mosquitoes bite...as they need protein in blood for reproduction purposes. Only the females possess a long tube-like mouth part which is used to pierce the skin and enter the blood vessel to obtain their meal.
  • There are over 3500 species of mosquitoes identified.
  • Accounting for 725,000 human deaths globally per year through various transmitted diseases, mosquitoes are the deadliest animal in the world.
  • Mosquitoes tend to gravitate to areas near standing water, as females need still water to lay their eggs. Sources for standing water around your home may include planters, fountains, buckets, rain gutters, children's pools, bird baths, old tires and many more....
  • Things that attract mosquitoes to humans:
    • Carbon Dioxode (exhaling)
    • Moisture (sweating)
    • Blood Type
    • Apparel
    • Movement
What Do You Know About Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are the deadliest animal on the planet. They are very dangerous to you and your family, accounting for about 725,000 human deaths a year. That is more than any creature on earth! Below are some diseases spread by mosquitoes that can be extremely harmful and potentially fatal.

Zika Virus

Is a virus spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, such as A. aegypti and A. albopictus. The Zika virus disease, often causes no or only mild symptoms, similar to a very mild form of dengue fever. As of 2016, the illness cannot be prevented by medications or vaccines. Zika can spread from a pregnant woman to her baby. This can result in microcephaly, severe brain malformations, and other birth defects. Zika infections in adults may result rarely in Guillain-Barré syndrome.

West Nile Virus

Is a viral infection typically spread by mosquitoes.[1] In about 75% of infections people have few or no symptoms. About 20% of people develop a fever, headache, vomiting, or a rash. In less than 1% of people, encephalitis or meningitis occurs, with associated neck stiffness, confusion, or seizures. Recovery may take weeks to months. The risk of death among those in whom the nervous system is affected is about 10%.


Is the most commonly transmitted disease by an infected female Anopheles mosquito. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, tiredness, vomiting, and headaches. In severe cases it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma, or death.[1] Symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten. If not properly treated, people may have recurrences of the disease months later.

Dengue Fever

Is the most common cause of fever in travelers returning from the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and South Central Asia. This disease is spread through the bites of infected mosquitoes and cannot be spread person to person. Severe dengue can be fatal, but with good treatment, fewer than 1% of patients die from dengue.

Why choose Fogging over other alternatives on the market?

  • Fogging is the same effective system used by professionals to kill mosquitoes that may spread West Nile and Zika Virus.
  • Fogging is ideal for use in large areas around your property prior to outdoor gatherings.
  • Regular fogging reduces a mosquito population by up to 70% within one month.
  • Fogging treats an average 5,000 square foot yard in less than 10 minutes.
  • Fogging produces no offensive residual odor.
Spray/Lotion Repellent Scented Candles Fogging
How is it applied? Spray on yourself and/or clothing Light wick... Heat and CO2 attracts mosquitoes! Spray deep into areas where mosquitoes live
How does it affect mosquitoes and other biting insects?
Makes you invisible to mosquitoes and other biting insects by blocking your scent Makes you invisible to mosquitoes and other biting insects by blocking your scent (only 3 ft. radius on average) Kills on contact and reduces backyard population
Lasting affect? No lasting effect. Mosquitoes come back No lasting effect. Mosquitoes come back within minutes after the flame goes out. Enjoy a mosquito-free yard!

Other ways to reduce mosquito populations in your yard:

  • Eliminate any unnecessary standing water in your yard...Planters, buckets, tires, clogged rain gutters, baby pools, small water features, garbage cans, etc.. Mosquitoes will lay their eggs in any standing water.

Enjoy your yard in just 5 minutes after fogging!


  • When used properly, the fog will be dry and not settle on surrounding plants or other outdoor objects, rather, it will slowly drift through the foliage and dissipate in the breeze, killing mosquitoes in its path.
  • Children and pets may re-enter the area 5 minutes after you've fogged.
  • It is always recommended to not inhale any type of chemical, so it is best practice to ensure that you do not inhale the fog by either standing up wind from the fog or by wearing a face mask when using your thermal fogger.
  • Thermal foggers are always safe when following the manufacturer's instructions and safety precautions.

Protect Your Family So You Can Enjoy The Outdoors Safely!

Get Back Outside!

If you're like most people, mosquitoes are one of the deterrents from spending more time outside. Take back your time in the great outdoors with the use of a thermal mosquito fogger.

Make your backyard, park, rental property or outdoor restaurant space mosquito-free with each use of your thermal mosquito fogger.

Mosquitoes not only put you and your family at risk of diseases but if they are driving you indoors, they are depriving you of the many physical and psychological benefits of being out in nature. Don't spend the season indoors because of pesky mosquitoes.

3 Benefits To Spending Time Outdoors

Being outdoors is crucial to your physical and psychological health. Keep enjoying all your favorite outdoor activities by using routine mosquito fogging. Spend more time in nature to:

  1. Promote your health with outdoor exercise like walking, swimming and hiking.
  2. Escape the screens of your smart devices at the park or in your own backyard.
  3. Enjoy the psychological benefits of spending quality time out in the fresh air.

Reduce the risk of becoming infected with a disease transmitted by mosquitoes. Get the equipment you need for mosquito fogging.

What Do You Know About Mosquitoes?

Take Back Your Yard Today

Propane or Electric Thermal Mosquito Foggers are the most effective method of mosquito control

3 Things To Control For The Best Mosquito Fogging Results

Mosquito fogging is the essential tools to decrease mosquito infestations. Here are three things to control to create the best mosquito repellent results:

  1. Speed-If you pump the fogger too slowly, the treatment won't be as effective.
  2. Color-Fog should appear white. If it is yellow or brownish in color, increase your pumping rate.
  3. Distance-Keep the fogger nozzle approximately 5ft from the ground for best results.
What Do You Know About Mosquitoes?

Where and when to fog

Mosquito foggers are designed to provide fast control of mosquitoes, flies and other flying pests in outdoor areas such as yards, patios, picnic areas, campgrounds, and other places where insects can spoil outdoor living. The ideal time to fog is around dusk, when the wind has usually died down and the temperature at ground level is somewhat higher than that of the air a few feet off the ground. This temperature inversion will tend to hold the fog in the treated area for a longer period of time. It is not advisable to attempt fogging when the wind is blowing harder than five miles an hour, since the fog will be blown away before it has the opportunity to be effective.

Never use wet fog on plants, shrubs or outdoor carpeting, etc., since the oily residue could have damaging effects. Keep the fogger about 5 feet away from the objects being treated, and let the fog drift in the desired direction. At this distance, any non-vaporized particles of insecticide will have settled to the ground. Always keep the breeze at your back when operating the fogger.

DO NOT use a thermal fogger indoors or in an enclosed area. The unit uses an open flame, and operating the fogger in an enclosed area, where fog can become heavily concentrated, may cause fire or explosion.

Fogging Technique

Dryness or wetness of the fog is controlled by the rate of pumping. Pumping at the recommended rate of once every 3 to 4 seconds will produce the most effective fog. The dryness of the fog can be determined by passing a piece of dry cardboard through the fog about 18 inches from the end of the nozzle. If the cardboard appears wet you are pumping too fast. Fog should appear white in color. If fog appears brown or yellow in color you are pumping too slow.

Dry fog is recommended. This increases the penetrating ability of the insecticide and allows the fog to cover a larger area. Wet fog contains particles of insecticide that may not have been completely vaporized. The oily residue left by wet fog may be harmful to certain species of flowers, growing plants, outdoor carpeting, etc. Use Only the recommended Fogging Insecticide

  1. The fogger is a dispenser of insecticides. Results obtained are directly related to the insecticide used. In order to produce a fog, the insecticide must have the proper oil base. Do not use emulsifiable concentrate or other materials designed to be mixed with water.
  2. USE ONLY Black Flag, Cutter or Repel Insecticide. Only use the recommended amount of insecticide with your fogger. The use of other insecticides or chemicals may damage your fogger and could result in unsafe conditions.
  3. The use of other insecticides such as Dibrom or Vapona will clog the vapor coil of your fogger.
  4. Misuse and/or use of non recommended chemicals may make it inoperable and will void the warranty.

Principle of Fogging

(Before using, be sure to read and follow all instructions, including the instructions on the chemical to be used.)

Fogging is one of the most effective and economical means of applying insecticide. Mosquito foggers add the convenience of total portability for today's mobile, outdoor-oriented living.

The secret of fogging's success lies in its ability to reduce insecticide into microscopic particles averaging 15 microns in diameter (a micron measures 1/25,000 of an inch). By contrast, mist droplets range from 50 to 125 microns; spray droplets more than 125 microns.

The tiny particle size allows the fog to spread through the air, penetrating shrubbery and other insect havens. The result is that more insecticide particles come in contact with more insects for greater kill. Yet fogging uses far less insecticide than conventional sprays.

The basic components of the fogger are a mechanical pump, a burner assembly fueled by propane gas, a heat-conducting coil, and an insecticide jar.

By squeezing the trigger slowly and steadily, every 3 to 4 seconds, the pump forces insecticide through the heat-conducting coil. The heat vaporizes the insecticide instantly, and the fog surges out of the nozzle.

Fogger FAQs

How long do I have to wait before I can re-enter my yard after fogging?

Children and pets may re-enter the area 5 minutes after you've fogged.

What kind of insecticide should I use in a thermal fogger?

Only oil-based insecticide may be used in a thermal fogger. It is recommended to use either Black Flag, Cutter or Repel brand insecticides which are specifically formulated for use with thermal foggers.

Do the foggers have an automatic ignition, or does it need to be started with a match or lighter?

The Black Flag, Cutter and Repel branded propane foggers have an automatic ignition button like on a gas grill. The Burgess propane fogger is ignited with a lighter. The electric foggers are turned on when they are plugged into a power source.

What size cylinders do the propane powered foggers use?

The Black Flag, Cutter and Repel propane powered foggers can use either of the 16.1oz (wide style) or the 14.1oz (slim style) propane cylinders and the Burgess can only use the 14.1oz (slim style). Both style cylinders can be found in any hardware or home improvement store.

Does fogging leave any unpleasant residual smell?

No, fogging does not leave any residual or lingering smell once the fog has dissipated, so you can enjoy your yard.

Does the fogger need to be preheated prior to using?

Yes, the foggers need to get to the proper working temperature, which takes only about 2 minutes. If not properly heated, the unit can squirt liquid onto your grass and plants.

How often do I need to pump the handle?

The optimal pumping interval is 3 to 4 seconds between pumps. If you pump too frequently, you may begin to squirt liquid as the insecticide is not given enough time to vaporize. Pumping too infrequently, can cause the fog to appear yellow or brownish in coloring, which means the insecticide is burning and the effectiveness can be diminished.

Does fogging repel or kill mosquitoes?

Fogging repels and kills mosquitoes. If you fog before dusk, the fog will reach the mosquitoes where they hide prior to emerging for their nightly feeding.

Is fogging more effective than those electric bug zappers?

Yes. Zappers do effectively kill mosquitoes as well as many "good" insects. But in order for them to work, they actually have to attract the mosquitoes, which may still bite you on their way to the light. Foggers kill mosquitoes where they hide before they even emerge for the night.

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