Have several ponds with good water movement in my backyard that are filled with goldfish and koi. I am looking for a fogger that is not toxic to fish. Cutter’s backyard bug control has permethrine that is very toxic to fish.
Do you have some recommendations?
Most every traditional pesticide will have environmental warnings about being “extremely toxic to fish and aquatic marine life”. In general, these warnings are valid and should be taken seriously. No doubt the permethrine is in this category and should be avoided. In fact, most of the products we sell fall into this category. But there are some options.
When it comes to spraying or fogging around small ponds, the two products which are ideally suited for such sites are the ECO IC CONCENTRATE and the ECO MISTING CONCENTRATE. Both are essentially the same; the ECO Misting concentrate is designed for use in automatic fogging systems which need chemicals that can remain stable for long periods of time. If you intend on using a hand held fogger, the ECO IC would be the better option. Made from mostly food grade actives, these products are actually quite effective on many pests including mosquitoes. And because of their inherently safe active ingredients, they’re excellent to use in and around the home compared to traditional products we carry.
ECO IC has a great LABEL which includes many pests but not the scary warning traditional products carry. Typically it’s either sprayed or fogged and both methods to apply the finished spray will work. Since you’re use to using a fogger, I suggest either the FM5330 or the FM6309. You don’t mention how large the area is you intend on fogging which should be taken into consideration when deciding which equipment to purchase (be sure to choose one large enough for the area you want to fog). If you need some help choosing give us a call toll free at 1-800-877-7290.
Here are direct links to the products mentioned above:
ECO IC Concentrate: http://www.non-toxic-pest-control.com/concentrates/eco-exempt-ic-concentrate
ECO Label: http://www.bugspray.net/labels/eco_exempt_ic_label.pdf
ECO Misting Compound for Automatic Foggers: http://www.non-toxic-pest-control.com/concentrates/eco-exempt-misting-concentrate
FM 5330 Fogger: http://www.gotosprayer.com/fogging/electric-misters/fogmaster-5330-mini-fogger
FM 6309 Fogger: http://www.gotosprayer.com/fogging/electric-misters/fogmaster-6309-fogger