How effective and safe are the truck mounted mosquito fogging services provided by BUGCO Pest Control? BUGCO’s Darrell Mather answers those questions in detail in this video. Call us at 281-240-2157 for answers to your questions and to get a quote for truck mounted mosquito fogging services.
Summary of the Truck Mounted Mosquito Fogging Video
BUGCO Pest Control provides truck mounted mosquito fogging services to communities all around the Metro Houston area. We don’t replace the mosquito fogging services that might be provided by your city or county government. We supplement those services to reduce mosquito populations and help your residents enjoy their homes and their yards.
- ULV Fogging. BUGCO’s mosquito fogging is more effective because our truck mounted equipment produces an Ultra Low Volume (ULV) fog that stays in the air long enough to impact mosquito populations.
- Timed for Safety and Effectiveness. Our mosquito fogging services are usually scheduled between midnight and 2 am to have the most impact on mosquitoes and the least impact on the families in your community and beneficial insects like bees and butterflies.
- Proactive Rather Than Reactive. BUGCO’s truck mounted mosquito fogging services can be scheduled to proactively reduce mosquito populations in your community through the long Houston mosquito season. Depending on your community’s location, one or two fogging applications per week might be the needed to keep mosquito populations in check, and we work with HOAs and community associations to find the optimal solutions to meet their needs. Your local government mosquito fogging services are likely scheduled more for disease prevention than the comfort of the families in your community.
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Transcript of the Truck Mounted Mosquito Fogging Video
– Hi, I’m Paul Sherland and I’m with Darrell Mather of BUGCO, and today we’re going to be talking about mosquito fogging effectiveness. Go ahead, Darrell.
– The reason that the mosquito fogging or the truck mounted mosquito fogging is more effective is because of how fine the particulate is, how long it stays in the air and the timing of it. So, all important factors when we’re talking about mosquito control and especially after, like now, we’re having these flooding rains, or, every year in Houston has these flooding rains.
– Was it ultra low volume, is that right?
– Yeah, that’s the type of delivery system we’re utilizing. So, when we say truck mounted mosquito fogging, that’s just kind of a generic term for the machine that we’re using on the truck. So it’s considered a ULV Fogger, or ultra low volume. So what it does is it breaks down the chemical into its finest points, creates that fog or mist that allows it to suspend in the air longer. As opposed to something like a mosquito misting system, while it does help to break down the chemical to a finer mist, this breaks it down into a fog. So think of it in the difference of rain and fog. One’s actually a liquid application, the other is much finer.
– Most of the truck spraying is mostly at night, or is that right? At dusk?
– So mosquitoes are going to become more active at sunset, from dusk til dawn. They’re more active periods. So we typically do it between midnight to 2:00 a.m., sometimes even a little bit later into the morning around four. But we try to reserve it for those areas around midnight. That’s when they’re going to be the most active. And that’s going to be for all of the mosquito species that we find here in the Houston metro area that are really prominent.
– Could you talk a little bit about the safety?
– Well, yeah, so much as emphasize the safety, but, it’s going to be, whether we’re doing general pest control in a home, flea treatments, any of these services that we provide, it’s similar with the truck mounted mosquito fogging for communities. We don’t want anyone to touch the wet chemical application, of course. So, if we come in and do a residential pest control, we advise people to give it time to dry. So we take into consideration things like weather, has it been raining, is it foggy out? Because there are certain conditions that could not compound the issue, but certainly, it’s not beneficial for the mosquito fogging. So, yes, everyone tends to be indoors, I wouldn’t suggest running behind the truck while we’re fogging, however it is safe when utilized as per the label with what chemical we’re using. So, as it settles, it’s such a fine low volume application, that there are no health concerns for say breathing it in, the residual application. You don’t have to worry about touching anything. So, no worries there. And it also is, you know, we talked once before about this, it’s also applied when the other more beneficial insects are not active. So you’re talking bees, butterflies and other things that are actually environmentally beneficial.
– Is there anything else that you’d like to say about that?
– Well, a lot of the questions that we get when communities reach out to us is how often do we need to do this? So, the city often, what they’ll do is, they’re looking for factors like has there been reported disease in our sampling, of the mosquito population. Because there’s a difference between a positive sample in a mosquito and in a confirmed case of a human having something like Zika, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever or other things that you can contract from mosquitoes. So the difference between a positive sample and a confirmed case, that’s really important to emphasize, and how mosquito fogging plays into that. What ends up happening is they’ll do a standard, it could be as low as once a month, during mosquito season, which is, if it’s above freezing. So, say for instance, Harris County Mosquito Control Program, what they end up doing is they’ll do it as frequently as once a month and then communities hire us to do it more frequently as per their request of their homeowners. So we could do it as often as twice a week, after a heavy flooding rains, or as infrequently as once a week or once every two weeks, depending on the needs of the community. And the reason that is, is because we’re trying to kill or reduce the population of the nuisance pest, the mosquito, where the county’s, they’re doing it for disease control. So, they’ll spray when active disease is found, but not to control the mosquito population.
– So they’re kind of reactive to reports of disease.
– Certainly reactive. That’s a really great way to phrase that, as opposed to being proactive and keeping the actual population down. They’re trying to control disease, we’re trying to control mosquitoes.
– Right, okay. Okay, that’s a great distinction, I hadn’t realized that. Is there anything else that you want to add?
– No, I’ll leave it with if anyone has any questions, wants a quote, they can always reach out to our office and we can discuss some of these details face to face, person to person.
– Okay, and BUGCO serves communities all around the Houston area, I guess, is that correct?
– Oh, yeah, certainly. I mean you’re talking Galveston to Angleton and Freeport, all the way up to Todd Mission, Magnolia, Pinehurst. And then we wrap across the northern territory to Conroe, over to Porter and everything in between. Mont Belvieu across the channel there. So yeah, we’re greater Houston Metro area and surrounding.
– Okay, I appreciate it very much. Thank you very much, Darrell.
– Alright, thanks, Paul.
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