Fogging – Bactericidal, Viricidal & Sporicidal Disinfection & Odour Control
Fogging is a fantastic way of dealing with a large area with a variety of issues with relatively low impact. It is a tried and tested technique in the Pest Control industry, initially developed for dealing with insect infestations but it is incredibly effective way of distributing bactericidal, viricidal & sporicidal disinfection and anti-odour treatments too.
General surfaces in treated areas do not need to be rinsed after treatment prior to re-entry as we follow precise dosage rates. We use a variety of fogging machines to deal with different circumstances and areas with the most appropriate machine for each occasion.
The Exodus ULV fogger pictured here is a system that can provide highly accurate dosage of the appropriate treatment in the area affected to deal with a wide range of micro-organisms and pests. It is remoted controlled to allow the highest level of safety for the operatives and the occupiers of the premises and make it one of the most efficient tools in the industry.
The broad spectrum disinfectants we use are recommended for use in dealing with blood and other spilled body fluids to control blood borne viruses including HIV, non-enveloped viruses, human enteroviruses and poliomyelitis virus. It is also effective against tuberculosis, MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus), Salmonella spp, Clostridium difficile and Norovirus.
Where direct application to contaminated surfaces is required or where use of ULV method is inappropriate e.g. in small contaminated areas, we will commonly make up and apply diluted solutions of Zoono or PX-Formulation and treat with hand-held fogging equipment.
Fogging is also a very effective way of dealing with many types of flying insects such as textile moths or fruit flies as well as crawling insects including bedbugs & cockroaches.
ZOONO – Technology & Efficacy Testing
Zoono’s physical kill replaces the need for dangerous poisons, chemicals and alcohol. This method of rupturing the cell means the cell cannot mutate, preventing the development of superbugs.
Zoono does not contain harmful chemicals, as a liquid Zoono is less toxic than vitamin C and coffee.
When applied to a surface by spraying, wiping or ‘fogging’; Zoono leaves behind a monomolecular layer that permanently bonds to the surface. These molecules are antimicrobial, silane based polymers that covalently bond to the surface forming a barrier of positively charged
The positively charged microscopic pins attract and pierce negatively charged pathogens. The pins rupture the cell walls. This causes the pathogen to break up with lethal effect. The layer of molecular antimicrobial pins carries on working for up to 30 days on surfaces. Routine cleaning can continue and does not disrupt the Zoono molecule or its antimicrobial activity.
- Are your treatments effective against COVID-19?
Yes, all the chemicals we use have been independently lab tested with certified efficacy against COVID-19 and a multitude of other viruses and bacteria.
- Is it safe to use in areas with regular office equipment?
The fogging application does not affect standard desk top monitors, keyboards, telephones etc. Please note however that we would not treat areas with sensitive/open cased IT equipment such as server rooms.
- Does daily cleaning remove the protective treatment?
Using the right treatment for high traffic areas means that the chemical will bond to the surface. This has been independently lab tested with effectiveness for up to 30 days (PAS2424).
- Do I need to clear all desks prior to treatment?
We ask that all loose paper is covered over or put away prior to treatment wherever possible.
- Can the treatment be completed in kitchens and food preparation areas?
Our treatments can be completed in these areas. After treatment, 1 hour should elapse before staff return to the area and then food preparation surfaces should be wiped down with water. We would also ask that all open food, crockery, cutlery and glassware be put away prior to treatment.
- Can fogging be completed in an area with antiques and paintings?
All antique furniture and valuable artwork should be covered or removed from the area during treatment.
- How quickly can we re-enter treated areas?
Although a slight scent may linger, it is safe to re-enter treated areas after an hour. Once back in the treated areas, we recommend that you ventilate the area as normal.