Advanced Fogging Services
Our advanced fogging services utilize CO2-based products such as TurboCide Py-75, TurboCide Vap-20, and TurboCide IGR. These provide high performance characteristics of small particle sizes, low odor, no flammability and no residual oil slicks.
In many cases, the product of choice for fogging applications in the food industry is Vapona (DDVP). Vapona is an organophosphate insecticide registered by EPA for the control of many stored-product pests. These infest food manufacturing, processing and storage facilities. The high vapor pressure of Vapona helps it to move into cracks and crevices, under equipment and penetrate debris. Professionals often recommend Vapona over other fogging agents because of its superior efficacy, dispersion and penetration capability.
Pyrethrin, a botanical insecticide extracted from certain chrysanthemum flowers, is probably the most commonly used fogging insecticide. It is noteworthy for its mammalian safety and fast insect knockdown characteristics. Some insects can rapidly metabolize pyrethrin they have contacted and recover. Therefore, it is important for proper duration of exposure. Most pyrethrin products include additional ingredients called synergists to help prevent insect recovery. However, the synergists disqualify most pyrethrin products from organic classification.
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Fogging vs. Fumigation
Fumigation and fogging are often seen as the same type of pest service. While they’re similar in nature, they have key differences that will affect whether a pest expert like IFC would recommend them for your facility. Both involve the use of an insecticide or...