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Smoke disinfection in farms is one of the best-indicated disinfection method due to its good distribution of the active ingredient, its ability to reach places that are difficult to access, it doesn’t require additional material for its application and it does not provide moisture.

Reducing the risk of disease spread is possible if you have a good biosafety plan. Biosafety encompasses all measures taken to keep diseases and the pathogens that transmit them (viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, and other microorganisms) away from production animals, food, property, and people. The disinfection of livestock buildings, incubators, hatchers, storage silos, feed production plants, and animal transport trucks makes up one of the fundamental pillars of biosafety in the sector.

In recent years, new-generation smoke disinfectants have been developed with active substances that are alternatives to traditional chemical products such as formaldehyde and para-formaldehyde, both of which have been questioned for reasons of hazardness and toxicity.

Smoke disinfection. Choice of type of disinfection.

Choosing the best disinfection method for each surface and type of installation will be key to maximizing the results, each of the application methods has its advantages and it is necessary to know how to choose the best method.

Smoke disinfectants act by diffusing smoke into the environment. The active principle is dispersed evenly in the space by ultra diffusion through the smoke, so it reaches all corners of the room, thus both the surfaces and the environment are disinfected


Benefits of smoke disinfection

Great coverage of environment and surfaces.

Reaches difficult access areas.

Does not add humidity.

The active matter is distributed homogeneously.

No application equipment is needed.

Regularity of the effectiveness of the treatment, does not depend on the quality of the operator’s work, nor on the mixture. You only have to light the wick and let the product act.


Uses of smoke disinfection.

The origin of smoke disinfectants is found in the food industry, little by little this type of disinfection has made its way into the livestock industry. Within the livestock industry, the poultry sector is the one that concentrates the greatest use of this type of disinfectant, although they are also making their way in the pork and dairy sectors.

  • Hatching egg disinfection.

Worldwide, hatching eggshell disinfection is one of the most frequent uses of dry disinfectants in poultry production. It is a simple method to ensure a disinfection that is harmless for the development of the embryo and the birth of the chick. By favoring the control of pathogens with dry disinfection on the eggshell before incubation and hatching of the chick, it is possible to achieve a significant reduction of sick and dead chicks after hatching. The newly hatched chick has less risk of developing any type of disease linked to skin-shell contact.

  • Disinfection of classification and vaccination rooms.

In the chick room of the hatchery, ensuring the production of chicks involves environmental control, in addition to the vaccination stage and all the stages of personnel and material hygiene. Smoke from dry disinfection achieves optimum environmental control in vaccination, transfer, sorting, and storage rooms.

  • Second disinfection in poultry farming.

In poultry farms for fattening, dry disinfectants are used as a second disinfection to control the risk of bacterial and fungal contamination due to contact with litter, since thanks to their technology they do not provide moisture.

  • Pig farrowing rooms.

Maintaining high levels of hygiene in the farrowing spaces is key to better future piglet health. The disinfectant in smoke, associated with a drying agent that eliminates the activity of water, will reduce the bacterial load in the facility and, consequently, will prevent contamination of the animals that will occupy that space.

  • Milking cows.

The environment that surrounds the cows’ teats is decisive for their current and future health/production, therefore, it is necessary to maintain high levels of hygiene and sanitation. For this reason, we recommend the use of a smoke disinfectant. .

  • Feed silos and other storages.

Smoke disinfectants are the best ally to control the risk of mycotoxins and the development of fungi such as Aspergillus on the surfaces of food or storage silos. Food contamination is a serious problem for the rest of the production chain, so prevention plays a very important role.

Virox ® Fumígeno.

Unique composition

Potassium Monopersulfate, which is recognized for its great effectiveness, is 100% biodegradable and does not contain carcinogenic, allergenic, or toxic elements. It has no harm to the health of the farmer, the animals, and the environment.


Only 0.5 g of product is required for each m³.

Proven effectiveness.

Broad spectrum, Bactericide, Viricide and Fungicide.

Virox® Smoke is tested for use on incubating eggs, in substitution of formaldehyde and paraformaldehyde.

Easy to use.

Its smoke candle design allows for effective treatment without the need for any type of additional equipment.

Cost savings / Reduced application time.

No labor is required for the application.

Dry disinfection.

Especially indicated for use in places where humidity cannot be added.

Great coverage capacity.

The smoke reaches hard-to-reach places.


Virox® Smoke, the latest generation smoke disinfectant, unique in the world.

The combination of optimal and regular cleaning and one or more disinfections will guarantee the results in Biosafety, and therefore in desired animal health.

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