The Minister of Health, Dr Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, has on Wednesday launched a new Micron-air AU9000 vehicle-mounted cold fogging machine developed specifically for the control of adult mosquitoes, flies and similar pests using both conventional and water-based ULV insecticides.
According to the Ministry of Health, the fogging machine was procured by the Global Fund to support the efforts of the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) towards malaria elimination.
The new machine provides excellent control of spray droplet size and flow rate of insecticide, whilst being easy to operate and maintain. It is intended for use by municipalities, pest control contractors, military authorities and similar organizations requiring reliable, cost-effective pest control.
Meanwhile, the vehicle-mounted cold foggers are used for outdoor space treatments requiring no residual spray deposit.