ULV AND THERMAL Foggers / Disinfectant

Thermal Foggers

SaniStar ANTIBAC 1000

SaniStar ANTIBAC 2000

SaniStar ANTIBAC 2000XL RANGE

SaniStar ANTIBAC 3000

SaniStar ANTIBAC 3000XL RANGE

SaniStar ANTIBAC 4000


SaniStar Handheld Disinfectant Fog Machine

SaniStar Handheld Disinfectant Fog Machine

Thermal Fogging

Thermal fogging has been proven to be an effective technique used by the industry for disinfection for quite a few years, provided that the correct active ingredient is used in conjunction with the fogging technique. Our team is ready to advise you on what solutions for fogging will suit your organization best. We make use of a portable thermal fogging device which uses heat to produce a fog without degrading the active ingredient. We also make use of fixed Thermal Fogging machine solutions that run on timing devices set up specifically for your office sizes and square meterage which allow after hour fogging  A thermal fogger produces ultra-fine droplets, this system is more advanced than conventional cleaning methods as the droplets are much smaller and allows for the fog to penetrate areas where conventional and traditional spraying methods would not. The system ensures that the active substance is uniformly distributed and reaches inaccessible areas, without leaving undesirable residue. The fog droplets float in the treated area for extended periods. It can settle underneath, on top of and on the sides of furniture, equipment and objects that are hard to reach or difficult to clean with conventional methods. This methodology drastically diminishes the human error of incorrect application.

SaniGuard is our preferred chemical disinfectant and is SABS approved.  It has been proven to be effective against all groups of pathogens (bacteria, virus and fungus), including the Coronavirus, with a 99.9 % killing efficiency. More benefits of SaniGuard include the following:

Specifically formulated for the disinfectant fogging technique

Excellent biodegradability, thus low environmental impact

Preservation of premises with non-corrosive, and non-oxidation qualities

Functions a wide range of temperatures

Does not have the unpleasant smells of ordinary disinfectants

The disinfectant is non-toxic (lower than table salt)

Long lasting protection

Our disinfecting system allows for thorough and swift disinfection from small office to large areas, without the need for long periods of downtime. An area can be ready for use within 60 minutes of disinfectant fogging. Some of our system offers a long-lasting active protection of a minimum of 3 days although currently a daily running is recommended. It is thus recommended that disinfection is done at daily to maintain a hygiene environment and combat the spreading of the Coronavirus.

Our disinfectant fogging system allows services for a wide range of customers including:

Offices

Shopping centres and retail centres

Educational institutions

Residential units

Restaurants and bars

Transport systems (taxis, busses etc.)

We are committed to promoting and upholding a high standard of health and safety through the implementation of procedures, training, awareness, and continual improvement. Our personnel are always given the correct personal protective equipment (PPE). With the high-risk category of workplace disinfection, we have updated the PPE equipment to keep our personnel safe from COVID-19. These upgrades include:

Respiratory equipment compliant with the regulations

Colour coded reusable rubber gloves

Disposable coveralls

Disposable masks

Eye protection

Contact our team at SanitizeMe to assist your organisation better prepare for fighting against this pandemic

Fogging and the Viricidal Germ war

Like it or not, we are fighting a Virus war, and always have been. Now being more aware we need to fight back daily and make sure our staff and premises are safe by putting up various barriers of protection we can do this.

Chemical or bio-fogging has been around a long time as a way of sanitising interior spaces in buildings. But what once was a highly specialised (and costly) cleaning technique for clean rooms, hospitals and the food processing sector is now seeping into the mainstream.

There are various factors spreading its appeal. As in other areas of cleaning, the progress made in developing new chemical treatments has been remarkable. Historically, various chemicals including formaldehyde, phenol-based agents and compounds of ammonium have been used in fogging. Many had not been properly tested for potential effects on human health, some were toxic and others even damaged materials they came into contact with. Using Sanigaurd has proven to be effective for many years in the food and agricultural industries and has the active ingriendients needed according to CDI and WHO requirements to fight against the Corona virus family and various other pathogens, viruses and bacteria.

Advances in biocidal technology have bypassed these problems so that bio-fogging is now known to be both safe and effective. In practical terms, not only is it now far more straightforward to carry out fogging, we can demonstrate how effective it is through simple before and after tests, using ATP monitors (see below).The other big factor is the growing demand for infection control and enhanced cleaning services. As a society we are now all too aware of the risks posed by the winter Norovirus vomiting bug, MRSA infections in hospitals, and less regular but potentially lethal swine and bird flu pandemics. At times of heightened risk, hand sanitisers moved from hospital entrances into corporate offices, and are now increasingly commonplace.

Managing these risks falls increasingly on the facilities manager, in particular where they serve large employers. They understand the impact on their business of high levels of sickness, which runs to hundreds of millions of Rands each year in SA.

The employee well-being agenda has focused further attention on how the workplace is serviced, and on the importance of cleaning, indoor air quality and hygiene.

From schools and universities to ferry terminals, premises managers are responding to these higher expectations and their organisations’ duty of care to staff, students, passengers and everyone using their facilities.

As well as the threat of disruption to any organisation and financial loss to business, there is the risk of reputational damage too, especially if the response to an outbreak is slow or ineffectual.

In parallel to these developments, the more enlightened cleaning service providers are expanding and enhancing their capabilities to support fogging services helping create more healthy workplaces.

So what is fogging and how does it work?

Fogging is somewhat misleading as a term as the most common form does not create a fog as such. Chemical or wet fogging produces a fine mist, whereas dry fogging – more often used where there’s a lot of electrical equipment – does fill the room being treated with smoke.

However both methods operate on the same principles.

The biocide particles in the mist or fog are so small that they remain suspended in the air long enough to kill airborne viruses and bacteria. The biocide also eliminates pathogens on surfaces, including ceilings and walls as well as furniture and floors.

An advantage with fogging is that the sanitising agent reaches areas that may be difficult to clean with other techniques. Penetration into some nooks and crannies may be limited by obstacles, but in most cases it’s not necessary to move furniture or equipment around before or during the cleaning process.

Whereas previously, the chemicals used in fogging could adversely affect materials such as plastic, fabrics and metal – causing corrosion over time – this is no longer a concern.

Is fogging practicable and safe?

The fogging process is rapid and efficient time for fogging. Now sanitisation takes a matter of minutes. To avoid disruption and risk of allergic reactions, areas do need to be clear of people. So it should be done outside of working or opening hours, overnight for example.

While the ANTIBAC solution is not toxic, there is always a risk of allergic or other reactions for those present during the fogging operation. A responsible contractor will ensure staff wear the recommended PPE for the agent used.

We favour a water-based anti-microbial that is non-hazardous, clear and odourless, non-corrosive, harmless to the environment and requires no rinsing. No special requirements apply either for protection against spillages or during handling or storage.

But can it still be effective?

An effective antibac will target a wide spectrum of microbes and the results of testing bear out the claims that chemical fogging is capable of eliminating all pathogens.

For example, we recommend a solution using four different biocides so that a bacterium with resistance to one agent will be eliminated by the others. This anti-bac is effective against a wide range of microbes, including E. coli, MRSA, C. difficile, listeria, salmonella and Legionella pneumophilia.

Of course, the mist must reach the target areas and in sufficient quantities to sterilise surfaces. Evidence strips are used for this purpose.

And the evidence from our monitoring is that fogging gets to work immediately, and the benefits are surprisingly enduring.

How do you test?

Cleaning standards should always be monitored. When it comes to sanitisation, performance needs to be measured scientifically. It’s now relatively simple to do this by testing for microbes using a hand-held monitor that measures ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Moreover, FMs can share this information with senior managers, including those responsible for HR and occupational health, to justify cleaning spend.

The ATP molecule is found in and around living cells. It’s used as a direct measure of biological concentrations and health. An aluminometer gives us a reliable indication of ATP levels (see box).

TESTING IS AS EASY AS ATP

A luminometer uses a naturally occurring firefly enzyme called luciferase that reacts with ATP. The light produced by this reaction is directly proportional to the amount of ATP present in the sample.

In laymen’s terms, this means we can accurately gauge the concentration of living cells on a surface. Without sending off a swab to a microbiologist for analysis, you can’t tell what these cells are, and most will be harmless. For example, it is not unusual for a human hand to produce a count of between 500 and 800.

But this form of monitoring is a far more reliable indicator of cleanliness than relying on visual inspections, smell or cleaning task checklists.
The steps involved in an affective ATP testing regime are to:

  • Identify control points: a range of direct and indirect contact points, including areas that are easier and harder to clean.
  • Clean surfaces to the specified standard of the daily sanitation programme – and perform a deep clean in advance of fogging.
  • Conduct an ATP test at each location. If possible, take 5-10 repeat tests over several days.
  • Determine the pass limit by calculating the average reading for each point.
  • Determine the fail limit: multiply the pass limit by three.
  • Determine the caution zone: this is the range between the pass and fail thresholds.
  • Repeat the ATP tests after fogging and again over several weeks, or months, as appropriate.

Normal practice is to test for ATP before and after fogging. We have carried out multiple trials at our own offices and at client sites. These have shown a very dramatic decline in ATP counts.

It’s also significant that repeat tests several weeks after fogging indicate that the biocide prevents much of the usual contamination or at least limits the rate at which cultures redevelop. Our tests have shown that the chemical continues to act as an effective bactericide and virucide after application to prevent future outbreaks. Chemical suppliers claim the residual efficacy of a fogging agent can extend into months and longer. But this will depend on exposure to recontamination and other factors.

To give an example, after half the pupils in a community school were struck down with what proved to be the Norovirus, we carried out an extensive fogging programme. ATP testing showed that the treatment had been effective. Subsequent random tests afterwards indicated that counts were still very low – with one exception, a cuddly toy in the infants’ play area. While there was no reason to assume that harmful bacteria were responsible, steam cleaning of the toy was recommended.

So what are the drawbacks of fogging?

We see bio-fogging as a highly effective weapon in our armoury of cleaning techniques, but it’s not a silver bullet.

In the first instance, a thorough cleaning is required in advance of fogging or its impact could be curbed. The Anti-bac vapour needs to make contact with the microorganisms on a surface to kill them. If dirt, debris wet patches or some other material are covering parts of a surface, then these areas may not be sanitised. So we recommend that fogging is carried out in conjunction with a deep clean.

Health and safety officers also need to consider measures such as air sanitisers that use UV light and other techniques to decontaminate and deodorise air in washrooms and elsewhere.

Another issue is cost. Can Fogging is not a cheap option. The chemicals are more expensive than common cleaning solutions. It also requires an investment by the cleansing services provides in fogger machines, ATP meters and in monitoring and training.

But we believe that Thermal fogging is cost-effective as a sanitisation technique. Not only is it relatively quick, causing minimal disruption, the results are immediate, and the benefits are potentially significant and long-lasting.

When and where is fogging justified?

The most obvious scenario is the response to an infectious outbreak. But given the benefits of sanitisation – and the heavy cost to organisations and people in lost output, disruption and welfare when infection spreads – we recommend having areas fogged during the current pandemic daily to achieve a good level of protection.

That advice is especially germane where people may be more vulnerable to bacterial or viral infection. This would include the infirm in care homes or children in nurseries, but also other groups, such as university students in halls of residence.

Going forward after the pandemic Fogging and other sanitisation measures should also feature in contingency planning for the winter season and other times of heightened risk, such as a swine flu outbreak, which can happen at any time of year.

All of us responsible for managing or cleaning the buildings where people work, study, visit or live need to be prepared to combat a germ attack, preferably by repelling it.

Contact our team at SanitizeMe to assist you with the right solutions for your organization.

H100-thermal fogger

SaniStar Thermal Fogger

  • Fuel Operated (0.7 litre capacity)
  • 3 Litre Formulation Tank Capacity
  • Droplet size: 10 to 50 microns
SaniStar Industrial Thermal Fogger

SaniStar Industrial Thermal Fogger

  • Fuel Operated (1.5 litre capacity)
  • 6.5 Litre Formulation
  • ank Capacity
  • Droplet size: 10 to 50 microns

ULV Disinfectant Foggers

SaniStar 4.5l Handheld Disinfectant Fog Machine

SaniStar 4.5l Handheld Disinfectant Fog Machine

SaniStar 16l Handheld Disinfectant Fog Machine

SaniStar 16l Handheld Disinfectant Fog Machine

7 litre ULV Sprayer / Fogger Mister


Buyer Tips:

  1. The prices are ex-factory prices, excluding freight. Due to unstable shipping costs, please contact us for the latest shipping rates.
  2. For bulk order, please contact us to apply for discounted prices.
  3. After payment, the items will be shipped from China within 18/36 hours.

7L electric sprayer blower for sterilization is a brand new designed electric atomizer sprayer, It can produce perfect ULV misting with a 1000walt powerful motor and blower. Either for commercial use or home use. 7L electrical fogger sprayer for sterilization will be ideal fogger for ULV spray need relying on its high efficiency, uniform droplet(average 20-50 microns), long spray range, stable performance.

Application:

  1. Disinfection, sterilization, pest control, air purification, anti-virus, disease prevention, epidemic prevention for hospital, school, hotel, household, warehouse, factory etc.
  2. The spraying disinfection and immunity for poultry farm, veterinary hospital, pet hospital, animal health center, Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Customs etc.

Package Included:
1 x Electric Sprayer

Note:

Turn off the medicine valve switch first, and then turn off the power switch. Improper operation for many times will cause the medicine to flow back, the motor will enter the water, and finally the motor will burn out.

Sanistar 4.5 litre ULV sprayer


4.5L electric sprayer blower for sterilization is a brand new designed electric atomizer sprayer, It can produce perfect ULV misting with a 1200walt powerful motor and blower. Either for commercial use or home use. 4.5L electrical fogger sprayer for sterilization will be ideal fogger for ULV spray need relying on its high efficiency, uniform droplet(average 20-50 microns), long spray range, stable performance.

Application :

  1. Disinfection, sterilization, pest control, air purification, anti-virus, disease prevention, epidemic prevention for hospital, school, hotel, household, warehouse, factory etc.
  2. The spraying disinfection and immunity for poultry farm, veterinary hospital, pet hospital, animal health center, Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Customs etc.

Package Included:
1 x Electric Sprayer

Note:

Turn off the medicine valve switch first, and then turn off the power switch. Improper operation for many times will cause the medicine to flow back, the motor will enter the water, and finally the motor will burn out.

VectorFog C100/C150 + ULV FOG Generator

Application and Technical Aspects

Available for nearly 20 years, cold fogging technology continues to develop And is now being used to mist disinfect areas from viricidal and bacterial contamination in offices, homes, shops, hotels and various other application purposes to protect ones areas from virus such as the corona virus family.

Take note that machines and actual liquids being used give different results for different applications, therefore please get in touch with one of our specialists to determine the use of your machine and what certified liquids should be used to get the results you require.

At Sanitizeme we don’t just push boxes, we are in in for the long run and would like to assist you as best as possible putting up the barriers you need for protection in your workplace or home.

Since the late 1980s, cold fogging technology has grown in importance in greenhouse cultivation. Experience shows that suitable cold fogging machines will achieve a more effective use of chemicals and savings of water and energy. With this technology, highly concentrated plant protection preparations (with the same concentration of active ingredient or formulation) are used with water as a carrier, and the total application quantities are approximately 2-6 litres/10,000 square feet. This quantity depends on the height and leaf masses of the crop and on the specific application situation, such as the degree of infestation.

Cold fogging is also defined as a ultra-low-volume (ULV) application, which produces extremely fine droplets (1-50 µm) for optimal penetration and coverage.

The following droplet sizes are relevant for

flying insects: 10-30 µm

leaf nematodes: 20-40 µm

fungus diseases: 30-50 µm

Most machines on the market use a pneumatic method of droplet preparation, with an electric motor driving a compressor which produces an airstream. The fogging solution is conveyed by pressure (Venturi effect) and atomized into fine aerosol droplets at the nozzle system. There are also units using a high-pressure system for generating the droplets and, finally, others that “produce” droplets through spinning disk systems. Usually, the droplets produced by the systems are transported by a controlled airstream driven by a fan installed on the unit. The droplets are distributed evenly within the greenhouse by horizontal and vertical air circulation. During application, the greenhouse must be sealed to avoid any losses caused by leakages or open vents.

Advantages of Cold Fogging Technology

Cold fog generators that are technically up to date offer many benefits.

Application. Fogging causes no dripping losses or spraying stains. Thanks to the long persistence of the fog, insects are exposed for a longer time than with a conventional spray. The fog also achieves optimal penetration, distribution, coverage, and adhesion on the surface of the leaves.

Labour. These machines also are usually fully automatic, so contact between operator and chemicals is minimized — it’s only necessary if someone needs to fill the solution tank. The workload of fogging, compared with the time and labour required for conventional spraying, is low. Each grower should calculate first how much time and labour cost he is spending when applying conventional spraying, and then he can estimate the payoff period of the unit from the saved labour cost. The work organization can be optimized because the unit can be used after normal working hours in the greenhouse.

Convenience. Noise level is reduced compared to motor-driven sprayers or thermal foggers. Optimal and even distribution of the chemical ingredients is achieved within the greenhouse, especially when you use a small number of stabilizers such as emulsifiable crop oil or polyethyleneglycole. This stabilizer keeps droplets from evaporation too quickly and keeps them airborne for longer.

Considerations for Purchase and Use

Growers considering cold fogging machines should examine the following criteria before making their final decision:

  • Can the unit work fully or semi automatically and, therefore, be left alone during application?
  • Is the solution tank of the unit large enough to treat the total surface of the greenhouse?
  • Can the unit also apply wettable powders without a problem? If it’s a high-pressure system, how does it prevent clogging?
  • Does the unit control air circulation and the reach of the droplets over a long distance, such as by a system design that incorporates an additional built-in stator? Large fans do not always indicate high performance. Normal fans installed with a nozzle system can cause turbulence in the emitted air stream and lead to uneven distribution and reduced reach of the droplets.
  • Is the unit equipped with a continuous agitating device to keep mixtures in suspension over a longer time?
  • Does the unit provide sufficient post-ventilation for a prolonged circulation of the airborne droplets?
  • Is the right droplet spectrum produced for the intended target application?
  • Does the unit provide automatic or semiautomatic flushing after the application?

If the unit is equipped with a compressor, is it enclosed and oil free to avoid damage to the plants by losses or leakages?

Application Advice

Once you purchase a unit, here are some basic issues to address:

First, ensure enough water as a carrier. With low crops such as potted plants and most cut-flower varieties, that’s at least 2 litres of water/10,000 square feet including chemical and stabilizer. The greater the quantity of water, the more droplets will be produced, thereby increasing the uniformity of coverage and even distribution to “hit the target.”

The use of stabilizers is necessary, and it will determine whether you succeed or fail. If the humidity in the greenhouse during application is above 90 percent, adding 5 percent, as calculated from the total mixture, is recommended. If the humidity is below 90 percent, add 10 percent as calculated from the total mixture.

The more droplets that are produced, the better also the critical under-leaf coverage. Experience has shown that the ratio of coverage on the surface of the leaf compared with the under-leaf coverage is approximately 1 to 8. By increasing the number of droplets by applying more water, the absolute number of droplets covering the bottom side of the leaves is also increased.

Never let the unit blow directly into the plants. Let it fog 12-24 inches above the plants, or let it fog into a main path, to avoid damages caused by an excessive concentration of chemicals. The circulation of the “fogging cloud” or aerosols should be freely dispersed and without obstacles.

Always ensure correct dosage and mixture. In each case, clean and tepid (68-86¡ F) water should be used to prepare the mixture. Nearly all chemicals suitable for conventional spraying with water can also be used for cold fogging. Follow local laws and regulations and use only chemicals that have passed registration and pay attention to the application advice of the chemicals manufacturers. Experiences of other growers should also be considered.

The advantages of cold fogging machines (or ULV aerosol generators) would surely justify a further market penetration in greenhouses throughout the world. The broad spectrum of machinery covering various capacities makes it possible to apply cold fogging technology in almost all sizes and types of greenhouses.

In the recent past, more and more biological insect control measures, such as the use of predators, have been implemented successfully. But in the case of a severe infestation, sometimes the only solution is the application of chemicals. In this case, cold foggers can act as an “emergency task force.” If chemicals are to be applied, they should always be used rationally — and for this, cold fogging technology is ideal.

Based on the current pandemic this technology has been seen to fit the need of sanitation well and is becoming a growing demand. Please ensure when buying a machine, you are not just getting a machine from somewhere that supplies you unknown chemicals to use which would result in either danger for your staff and or be ineffective. It is imperative that you consult with professionals who can assist you. Contact us www.sanitizeme.co.za

Great for Fogging Disinfectants Labeled for ULV Fogging Applications

Big Power in a Small Package! With a powerful 1250 watt (1.67hp) 2-speed electric motor, the VectorFog C100 has the power and flexibility to apply all types of water and oil based solutions. The large 4 liter (1.06 gallon) tank can treat large areas indoors and outdoors. It applies solutions through a fully adjustable and easy-to-use flow nozzle at the “nose” of the fogger. Droplet size can be adjusted between 5 (dry)and 50 (wet) microns.

The new C100+ ULV cold fogger has been redesigned to offer the ultimate in fogging performance.
One of the most powerful and durable ULV machines of its size in the market, the C100+ has been equipped with a new air intake, reducing the core temperature of the fogger by 28%, enhancing its performance in long working conditions. This fogger can produce a powerful flow rate between 30-60 LPH and can easily cover an area of 100 m2 in less than a minute. With an adjustable droplet size between 5-50 microns and spray distance of up to 8 metres at an angle of up to 80°, this fogger will be able to perform the most demanding of jobs with ease.

NOTE: DO NOT use any plug-in electric ULV fogger to spray or fog flammable or combustible fluids.
NOTE: DO NOT leave any plug-in electric ULV fogger outside without protecting it from the elements.

NOTE: DO NOT USE STERI-FAB IN THIS FOGGER!!

NON-RETURNABLE NON-REFUNDABLE ITEM
    (With the exception of warranty issues) 

THIS IS NOT A TOY! Improper use of this equipment can result in serious injury or death.

Description

Model: VectorFog C100

Features: Teflon Solenoid Valve, 2 Speed Output/Motor Control

Input Power: 110/120 volt AC with 35ft long power cord

Application: Water and Oil Based Chemicals

Adjustable flow rates: 0 – 13.2 GPH (0 – 50 LPH)

Droplet size: 5 – 50 microns.

Formulation tank: 1.06 gallon (4 Liter)

Machine Size: 20.5″ L x 6.3″W x 11.8″H

Machine Size: 52cm L x 16cm W x 30cm H

Machine Weight (empty): 7.7 lbs. (3.5kg)

ULV COLD FOG APPLICATIONS:

Use the VectorFog C100 to apply disinfectants, insecticides, biocides, deodorants, fungicides, repellents, surface sanitizers and more with point-and-spray ease. Chemical resistant tank, lines and valves combined with the quality and power of Samsung electronics provides years of durability and service. The powerful 1250 watt electric motor can be used as a surface blower, ideal for air cleaning surfaces prior to fogging.

ULV Fogging works by compressing pesticides or disinfectants through a specially designed nozzle, producing a fine cold mist or aerosol. Electric portable versions are particularly ideal for indoor applications as they don’t produce exhaust gases and are less noisy. These ULV fogging machines can apply both oil and water based solutions.

VECTOR & PEST CONTROL
Vector carrying insects and pests such as mosquitoes, flies, fleas, mites, and cockroaches are the cause of most common biological disease transmissions in the world today. It is generally accepted by industry professionals that fogging is the most efficient method of control, as only small amounts of pesticides get used in the process.

FLYING INSECTS
Mosquitoes like the Aedes aegypti and flies such as the Black fly, form a major group of disease carrying vectors. These transmit a huge number of infectious diseases to humans, including Malaria, Dengue fever, Yellow fever, Typhus, and the Zika virus. Flying insects can also affect livestock and destroy crops having a damaging effect on agriculture. Examples include Mosquitoes, Blow Flies, Bottle Flies, Stable Flies, Fruit flies, Bean Flies and Lygus. Thermal fogging is used to control the population of these insects in towns and farms.

HOUSEHOLD INSECT PESTS
Bed bug Insects are the most common pest problem in households. An increasing public health problem in cities and towns, typical insect pests include Bed bugs, Fleas, Ants, Wasps, Moths and Cockroaches. Although not all of these pests carry diseases, they can spread rapidly leading to large infestations which can be difficult to control. Some of them can also cause skin irritation and allergic reactions. Fogging is used to eradicate them after an infestation has occurred.

LIVESTOCK PARASITES AND PESTS
Red mite Livestock parasites can be detrimental to livestock production. As animal production has become more intensive, the threat of parasitic disease has also increased. These parasites range from flying insects to lice and mites which feed on the blood, skin, and hair of animals. These include Mosquitoes, Black flies, Hog Lice, Itch Mite, Ear Ticks, Sticktight Fleas and Red Mites. Hog lice for example can carry swine flu or swine pox, whilst Red Mites feed around the breast and legs of hens, causing pain, irritation, and decrease egg production. Fogging can be used to eradicate parasites living in empty sheds or stables prior to housing. Continuous disinfection of livestock housing using a fogger tends to be done thought the breading cycle.

Vector Fog

Disinfectant Fogging Machine The VectorFog C100+ is a great choice for fogging disinfectants. When fogging disinfectants make sure the product is labeled for application with a ULV cold fogger.

FOGGING FOR DISINFECTION & SANITIZING

Pathogenic microbes such as virus, fungi and pathogenic bacteria are the main cause of airborne or direct contact diseases affecting animals and humans. Studies show the application of disinfectants and biocides via aerosol or fogging significantly reduce the number of viable infectious pathogens. Foggers produce micro droplets that float in the air for around 10 minutes after application, reaching the most inaccessible parts where conventional cleaning or spraying can’t reach.

FOGGING FOR PATHOGENIC BACTERIA

Ecoli Pathogenic bacteria contribute to many illnesses and infections whether food borne, water borne or air borne. These include diseases such as E-coli, MRSA, C. difficile, Campylobacter, Legionella and Salmonella. Unhygienic food preparation, water storage and air conditioning systems can harvest as well as spread these diseases. Bacteria such as MRSA and C. difficile are especially troublesome in hospitals, prisons and nursing homes, where patients with open wounds, and weakened immune systems are at greater risk of infection.

FOGGING FOR PATHOGENIC BACTERIA

Influenza Viral infections make up around one third of cases of food poisoning in developed countries. Examples of these viruses include the Human Coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus and Rotovirus. Other common viral infections include cold viruses and Seasonal influenza (the flu). An increasing concern due to a growing global population are animal or bird to human transmissions such as H1N1 (swine flu), and H5N1 strain of bird flu. Disinfection of surfaces using a fogger is essential to stop the spread of these infections.

FOGGING FUNGI

Many fungi are parasites on plants, animals (including humans). Some fungi can cause serious diseases in humans, several of which may be fatal if untreated. These include Aspergillosis, coccidioidomycosis and mycetomas. Molds are a common component of household and workplace dust. However, when mold spores are present in large quantities, they can present a health hazard to humans, potentially causing allergic reactions and respiratory problems. Some molds can also produce mycotoxins which can pose a serious health risk to humans.

FOGGING MOLD

Ceiling Mold in the home can usually be found in damp, dark or steamy areas e.g. bathroom or kitchen, cluttered storage areas, recently flooded areas, basement areas, plumbing spaces, areas with poor ventilation and outdoors in humid environments. Fogging is used to apply fungicides to target mold in places such as bathroom or kitchen ceilings, behind boilers, recently flooded areas, basements and areas with poor ventilation.

Disinfection

Disinfectant Fogging Machine The VectorFog C100+ is a great choice for fogging disinfectants. When fogging disinfectants make sure the product is labelled for application with a ULV cold fogger. FOGGING FOR DISINFECTION &  SANITIZING Pathogenic microbes such as virus, fungi and pathogenic bacteria are the main cause of airborne or direct contact diseases affecting animals and humans. Studies show the application of disinfectants and biocides via aerosol or fogging significantly reduce the number of viable infectious pathogens. Foggers produce micro droplets that float in the air for around 10 minutes after application, reaching the most inaccessible parts where conventional cleaning or spraying can’t reach.

FOGGING FOR PATHOGENIC BACTERIA

Ecoli Pathogenic bacteria contribute to many illnesses and infections whether food borne, water borne or air borne. These include diseases such as E-coli, MRSA, C. difficile, Campylobacter, Legionella and Salmonella. Unhygienic food preparation, water storage and air conditioning systems can harvest as well as spread these diseases. Bacteria such as MRSA and C. difficile are especially troublesome in hospitals, prisons and nursing homes, where patients with open wounds, and weakened immune systems are at greater risk of infection.

FOGGING FOR VIRUS

Influenza Viral infections make up around one third of cases of food poisoning in developed countries. Examples of these viruses include the Human Coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus and Rotovirus. Other common viral infections include cold viruses and Seasonal influenza (the flu). An increasing concern due to a growing global population are animal or bird to human transmissions such as H1N1 (swine flu), and H5N1 strain of bird flu. Disinfection of surfaces using a fogger is essential to stop the spread of these infections.

FOGGING FUNGI

Many fungi are parasites on plants, animals (including humans). Some fungi can cause serious diseases in humans, several of which may be fatal if untreated. These include Aspergillosis, coccidioidomycosis and mycetomas. Molds are a common component of household and workplace dust. However, when mould spores are present in large quantities, they can present a health hazard to humans, potentially causing allergic reactions and respiratory problems. Some molds can also produce mycotoxins which can pose a serious health risk to humans.

FOGGING MOLD

Ceiling Mould in the home can usually be found in damp, dark or steamy areas e.g. bathroom or kitchen, cluttered storage areas, recently flooded areas, basement areas, plumbing spaces, areas with poor ventilation and outdoors in humid environments. Fogging is used to apply fungicides to target mould in places such as bathroom or kitchen ceilings, behind boilers, recently flooded areas, basements and areas with poor ventilation.

ULV WIKIPEDIA

Equipment

ULV equipment is designed to produce very small droplets, thus ensuring even coverage with low volumes. The equipment is based on aerosol, air-shear (mist blowers, exhaust gas sprayers) or better still, rotary nozzle techniques.[3] An electrostatic charge may be applied to the droplets to aid their distribution and impaction (on earthed targets), but commercial equipment is rare at present.

Ultra low volume fogging machines

Ultra low volume (ULV) fogging machines are cold fogging machines that use large volumes of air at low pressures to transform liquid into droplets that are dispersed into the atmosphere. This type of fogging machine can produce extremely small droplets with diameters ranging from 1–150 μm. ULV machines are used for applying pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, sterilizers, and disinfectants amongst other chemicals. The size of the droplet is very important as each application has an optimal droplet size. The optimum droplet sizes are between 5 and 20 μm for flying insects, 20 to 40 μm for leaf nematodes and 30 to 50 μm for fungi.[4] Low volume refers to the low volume of carrier fluid that is required with these types of machines. The droplets that are created are of such a small size that less carrier for the formulation is required to cover the required surface area. The best way to understand the concept of using less formulation to cover a larger surface area is to look at the mathematical side of the scenario.[5] In the case where the diameter of a droplet is reduced to half its original size then the amount of droplets that can be formed from the same volume of formulation will increase eightfold. If the droplet diameter is reduced to 10 percent of its original size, then the amount of droplets that can be formed will increase a thousand fold. In this way the droplet diameter determines the number of droplets that will form.

Parts

Ultra-low volume fogging machines consists of a blower, a formulation-holding tank and in some equipment a pump. The machine can have an electric, battery or gasoline engine that drives the blower. The blower creates a low-pressure area and forces air through the nozzle of the fog machine. Air pressure can be controlled by adjusting the engine speed. Formulation is delivered by means of either electric, gear, FMI or Diaphragm pump to deliver the formulation to the nozzle of the machine, or in other equipment it is delivered through creating a low air pressure in the formulation tank to force the formulation to the nozzle for easy application.[6] The nozzle of the machine has a very specific shape, which causes a swirling motion of the air stream. The motion is achieved by means of several stationary fins that force the air to rotate. The formulation is delivered to the air by means of a supply tube that is situated in the centre of the nozzle. The motion of the air shears the liquid formulation into very small droplets and then disperses it into the atmosphere.[6]

Typical large ULV cold fogging machine. Max Pro 145 model from Dyna-fog Africa

ULV fogging machines are the most preferred misting machines as the size of the droplets can be controlled by means of machine calibration.[7]

Advantages and disadvantages

The chemicals used in this type of machine are more concentrated than the chemicals used in other spraying equipment, which also increases the killing efficiency. Other advantages of ULV misting machines includes lower risks of injury due to the fog cloud being nearly invisible, low volumes of carrier chemicals, lower application cost and low noise levels. Unfavorable aspects of these machines may include longer application times, wind drift, high concentrations of active ingredients causing environmental hazards, and the requirement of higher technical skills for calibration of the machines.[8]

Applications

ULV fogging machines can be used in a number of different industries. Some applications includes pest control: mosquito control, bird control, agricultural applications such as grain storage, disinfectant purposes such as hospitals and laboratories, mold control and surface decontamination.[6] A specific application for ULV machines that have been well researched is protecting avocado trees from different diseases. The most common diseases that these trees are prone to suffer from includes Cercospora spot, anthracnose and stem-end rot.[9] The diseases affecting the avocado trees are controlled by applying high volume copper oxychloride fungicides to the trees. The original application techniques included the use of a handgun sprayer. This technique posed the problem of high run-off of the formulation. The use of ULV machines for the application of the pesticide formulation yielded more than 80 percent healthy fruit that was free from Cercospora spot. These results compared very favourably with the traditional method of using a handgun sprayer. Another industry that have benefited substantially from the technology provided by ULV fogging machines is the chicken industry. This industry suffers great losses due to the litter beetle and Aspergillus fungi. ULV fogging machines offers great solutions to kill both these pests in chicken houses

The right level of disinfection is essential for not just our wellbeing, but that of the environment and nature itself.

At SanitizeMe, we restore this balance by offering the highest quality ULV fogging machines and disinfectant machines to help you breath clean air inside public places, as well as preserve nature – either in your own backyard or a commercial-level greenhouse, garden or farm.

With high-tech greenhouse ULV fog machines and truck mounted foggers, we offer highly practical and cost-effective solutions for pest control, farm and crop maintenance, public health and much more.

ULV Cold Fogger Machine Keep Your Air Clear

Spraying the Disinfectant into the air with an ULV Cold Fogger Sprayer can effectively shorten the survival time of the virus in the air and thus prevent infection.

Application Scene

Because the virus can survive in the air, all places with dense populations need to use an ULV Cold Fogger to spray disinfectant to eliminate the virus, such as offices, homes, schools, supermarkets, buses and subways.

ULV (Ultra Low Volume) foggers or misters are used for fogging of disinfectants, biocides, fungicides and pesticides. Also known as cold foggers. They are commonly used for interior fogging in warehouses, wineries, pack-houses, schools, greenhouses and a variety of home and business areas.

ULV fogging is a solution that is quick and effective. When compared with standard spraying, as the fog has a smaller particle size it gives far better coverage over an entire surface, while leaving very little wet residue.

Best suited to interior applications, see our thermal foggers for exterior use

Aerosal Foggers

SANIFOG – Disinfectant Aerosol

SANIFOG – Disinfectant Aerosol

  • Disinfect any closed area of approximately up to 150m3 per 500g aerosol can
F1O Disinfectant Aerosol

F1O Disinfectant Aerosol

  • Liquid, ready to use, in 500 ml canisters
F1O Disinfectant Aerosol Fogger

F1O Disinfectant Aerosol Fogger

  • Liquid, ready to use, in 500 ml canisters. Fogging Unit.
Antibacterial disinfected Formula

Antibacterial disinfected Formula

  • 20 Litre Capacity

Disinfectants & Fogger Machines overview & guide

With the spread of Covid-19 on a global scale and the halt of businesses which resulted in uncertain and imbalanced economic situations, companies that provide disinfectant and sanitizing products have risen to the challenge. Right around the world, companies have increased production of sanitizing products such as disinfectants and disinfectant fogger machines along developing new and improved technologies such as foggers and sanitizers to disinfect public spaces and workplaces on a large scale.

While a great part of the world as we know it has gone under lockdown and quarantine, essential services have been working right around the clock, such as healthcare services, emergency services and shopping outlets, to only name a few. In South Africa alone, the past few months have been precarious resulting in companies that are allowed operation to have sought different ways in which to ensure the health and safety of essential employees despite growing concerns in the spread of the virus.

As South Africa eased from a Level 5 full, nationwide lockdown, into a Level 4 lockdown with more business allowed to operate, companies are looking at increased measures to ensure workplace sanitization while keeping cost and availability of suppliers in mind. Before employees are allowed to return to work, and with the further easing of lockdown protocols, the workspace has to be sterilized extensively to ensure that health protocols are being met.

You might be interested in our thermal product range which includes sanitizing booths. We also stock hand sanitizers.

SanitizeMe Overview

Sanitizeme me is a South African Based company with outlets branching into Africa soon. They specialize in the provision of professional solutions in the industry pertaining to facilities management. In partnership with businesses, healthcare facilities, schools and even homes, the aim is to curb the spread of the infection while increasing the ability of being able to serve not only customers, but patients, students, and a community as a whole.

The aim is to aid these industries by providing products which includes, but is not limited to:

Disinfectant aerosol

Disinfectant foggers

Disinfectant fogging services

Fogger machines

Commercial disinfectant foggers

Home disinfectant foggers

Industrial thermal foggers

Portable disinfectant fogger machines

and more

What is disinfectant fogging?

Disinfectant foggers or sanitizing foggers are used to reduce and even eliminate microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungus, mold and mildew from surfaces in environments pertaining to home, workplace, offices, hospitals, and a variety more. These foggers can be used anywhere.

What is a disinfectant fogger?

Disinfected foggers come in all shapes and sizes, designed for different environments in which they can be used to minimize and even eliminate microorganisms.

Disinfectant aerosol fogger, disinfectant fogger cans and disinfectant fogger spray

Disinfectant aerosol fogger, disinfectant fogger cans and disinfectant fogger spray

Disinfectant fogger machines or small fogger machines that are portable

Disinfectant room foggers which are positioned and installed to cover a specific area or room

Thermal foggers, and more.

Depending on the intended use, these products can be used in a variety of spaces, and should customers not be in favour of having to buy disinfectant fogger solutions, they may also opt for DIY disinfectant foggers. As soon as a customer has purchased a disinfectant fogger, they will have the basic element needed, along with the machine, the customer will have to buy disinfectant fogger liquid or disinfectant fogger solution to be able to utilize the machine. Refills on both liquid and solutions can easily be obtained by ordering it online from the company or manufacturer of the particular disinfectant fogging machine that they purchased to ensure compatibility with the machine.

How do you disinfect with a fogger?

When using disinfectant aerosol foggers, the cans are activated by pressing a button on the fogger, resulting in the release of a fog into the room while disinfectant fogger machines work in the following manner:

When activated, low pressure is applied to an extremely high volume of air.

When this occurs, a solution is pushed through the nozzle and creates precisely sized droplets and through that a mist.

Standing in the centre of a room, the mist can be directed and sprayed around the room, but users need to take care in avoiding electronics.

The disinfectant hovers in the air before it settles down on surfaces, disinfecting objects that it comes into contact with.

Thermal foggers use heat to create a dry mist which is both visible and has a fog-like consistency. These foggers are normally used to disinfect larger varieties of environments.

Do disinfectant foggers work?

Yes, disinfectant foggers do work when used for the purposes that they are intended in addition to using precautions in addition to the manual supplied. Disinfectant foggers are designed to use mist and fogging technology to disinfect and sanitize large areas and environments by minimizing and eradicating microorganisms in the air and on surfaces and objects.

The use of disinfectant foggers has become more widespread since Covid-19 has spread around the globe but it is not a new concept and foggers have been used for quite some time now to ensure home and workplace health.

Are disinfectant foggers safe?

Yes, disinfectant foggers are safe when used as prescribed by the manual and with the necessary precaution in addition to ensuring that are no people or pets in the room until the fog has settled.

What is the best fogger to use for the Coronavirus?

With Covid-19 still spreading through the global population, a lot more individuals and companies have invested in superior ways of disinfecting homes and workplaces by buying disinfectant foggers.

Although the fogger will depend on the use that it is intended for, some of the best disinfectant foggers include, but is not limited to:

Hudson 99598 Fog Electric Atomizer Spray

Smith Sprayers Professional Electric Cold Fogger

Sanistar Rage 600 Fogger

Sanistar Rage 1000l Fogger

Sanistar HS1200 Fogger, and various others

SanitizeMe has a wide range of products that differ in their applied uses, specs, and prices. These products can be ordered online by completing a quote with basic information along with the products that the customer is interested in. As soon as the quote has been processed, the customer will receive feedback and further instructions.

What are the benefits of using a disinfectant fogger machine?

Disinfectant fogging machines have various benefits which depend on their type and application, which in this case is to disinfect environments and objects to curb not only the spread of Covid-19, but to ensure sanitizing of environments from other microorganisms.

When using foggers, large areas can be sanitized within minutes with the added advantage that the fog will get on top, in between, and underneath hard to reach areas where objects cannot be reached or easily moved away. Foggers ensure that surfaces and objects stay disinfected for long periods of time as long as other health and safety measures to avoid contamination are followed.

Where can South Africans purchase disinfectant fogger products?

Although larger companies can afford more complex machines, individuals who are looking for affordable machines can either use rental services, purchase one online by visiting SanitizeMe, or looking at classifieds that provide disinfectant fogger machines for saleCustomers who are looking for disinfectant foggers as a temporary solution and not for prolonged use can look at the option of renting a machine instead or seeking one from a reputable website that has known fogger brands for sale.

Before entering into a rental agreement or making any purchases, customers need to ensure that the machines are SABS-approved. When buying a fogging machine in South Africa via online shopping from providers, it is important to note that there are currently still lockdown protocols in place especially when considering travel between provinces. Regional customers outside of major cities in Gauteng, Cape Town, Kwa-Zulu Natal, and others may have long waiting periods for deliveries due to lockdown measures that are still in effect.