Fogging vs Fumigation

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Fogging vs. Fumigation

Rentokil Pest Control offers a wide array of services that target different pest species, and in the Philippine market it is easy to get confuse in the different and specific services of pest control, but knowing the difference is important to be able to make sound judgement on which pest control service or solution is needed to be applied for your specific needs.

Here are the differences between Fogging and Fumigation:


Thermal fogging can be carried out to eliminate breeding of adult mosquitoes


  • Can be effectively applied in residential areas for mosquito control

  • There are 2 types of fogging, both equally effective: water-based thermal fogging and diesel-based thermal fogging

  • Water-based thermal fogging increases safety by utilizing non-flammable or combustible solution.

  • Improves area visibility by maintaining a low smoke environment for safety purposes


  • Commonly used to effectively control pest that attack stored goods and commodities

  • Used to control stored product insects such as beetles, weevils, mites and moths

  • The gas used called ‘fumigants’ are highly toxic to living organism including humans

  • To be carried out by licensed fumigator only and should be applied in air-tight spaces

  • Commonly used for shipping & cargo, manufacturing, warehouse, milling, agriculture and industrial businesses

  • With sufficient concentration and time it can also eradicate larger pest such as rats

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