3 Mistakes You’re Making with Your Fogging Machine

Are you using a fogger in your commercial or residential area to treat pests, reduce bacteria and pathogens, and improve overall hygiene and safety? If so, you should know that there are some fairly common mistakes that most people or organizations make when using these types of machines to apply pesticide or disinfectant solution to a small or large area. Let’s take a closer look at some mistakes you might be making with your fogger.

Fogging Machine

Mistake #1: You don’t know the differences between ULV and thermal machines

There are two primary types of foggers: a ULV fogging sprayer and a thermal fogging machine. Both types of foggers have their benefits and disadvantages depending on what solution you’re applying as well as the overall layout of the area you will be spraying. Thermal machines heat up the solution which spreads the evaporated solution throughout the air, while a ULV machine uses pressure to spread the solution via compressed, tiny particles.

Mistake #2: You’re trying to treat a large area with a handheld machine

In most situations, you don’t want to attempt to treat a large area with a handheld fogger due to the time it would take to apply and the added physical labor. If you need to treat a large outdoor area, consider purchasing a truck mounted fogger which can be operated while the vehicle is in motion, allowing it to be spread over a large area with little to no physical exertion.

Mistake #3: You’re using personal machines for commercial use

There are many types of machines out there, including smaller machines instead for personal residential use. It can be tempting for businesses to use these machines for their commercial sites due to the attractive low price, but these personal machines are not intended to be used for long periods of time, over large areas, or even with certain industrial grade solutions. Always use a commercial, high quality machine for business spraying.

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