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The MOA of Foggers

Friday July 13, 2012

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Question:

Do spiders breathe in foggers? How do foggers work?

Matt, KS

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Answer:

We can answer this on two levels, the method of "breathing" by spiders and other arthropods and the way that foggers and mists actually affect the arthropod pest. The first is on breathing by bugs, and spiders have a somewhat different setup than insects do. Insects usually have "spiracles" that are small openings along their sides or somewhere else on their exoskeleton (on maggots they are on the end of the abdomen). These allow air to move into the body of the insect so that the air then is transported passively through smaller and smaller tubes to ... Read more

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