Find out the type of fumigation used to protect your goods or stored product from pest infestation.
Fumigation is a targeted treatment technique commonly used by pest management professionals to effectively control pests that attack stored goods and commodities.
A fumigant is a chemical gas used in the treatment and is highly toxic to living organisms including humans. Hence, the use of fumigant is highly controlled by local legislation and is required to be registered. Fumigant is applied into an enclosed and air-tight space. With sufficient concentration and time, it will result in eradication of stored product insects in any life cycle and also larger pest such as rats.
Nevertheless, fumigation does not cause damage to the treated items but will keep goods and commodities safe from pest infestation. Correct and strict procedures by a trained fumigator are important to ensure that fumigant does not pose any health risk to humans or pets.
Stringent export requirements and fumigation procedures have been implemented to govern the quarantine services to exporting countries.
To meet these ever-increasing requirements, freight forwarders, logistics companies and warehousing service providers prefer to pair their pest risk management plan with a sound integrated pest management programme which proves to be a holistic approach to protect the manufacturing, storage and transportation process from pest infestation.
The deployment of each fumigant is site specific due to the different properties and behaviour of each gas. Rentokil Saudi Arabia uses two gases for fumigation treatment: Phosphine or sulfuryl flouride based gases.
Phosphine Gas - (Magnesium Phosphide and Aluminium Phosphide) – is a common fumigant used to control stored product insects. Besides treating infested grains, cereals and flours, it is also the preferred fumigant to eliminate insects that infest tobacco leaves in storage such as cigarette beetle (Lasioderma serricorne).
Sulfuryl Flouride Gas - This gas is used for the structural control of SPI and wood boring insect pests. It is ideal for the control of SPIs that are extensively infesting both process machinery and the fabric of the building. Rentokil is the only UK company able to offer this fumigation technique due to our unique commitment with the manufacturer of this gas to safe product stewardship training
ISPM15 (International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15) is the Australian wood packaging certification scheme.
The scheme was introduced nationally and internationally in 2006 and is designed to protect importing countries from the threat of pests and disease through any type of timber packaging, including pallets, crates and dunnages.
Rentokil is a certified company under the scheme and we can offer a range of fumigation and heat treatment solutions to treat wood packaging, enabling you to comply with all ISPM15 regulations.
Call Rentokil on 920022072 to see how our solutions can help your business comply with ISPM15 and any other legal requirements.
Rentokil Saudi Arabia and its joint venture partner, SAMES, have decades worth of experience and skills in dealing with fumigation services. We deliver effective fumigation services to protect your business, which covers shipping & cargo, manufacturing, warehousing, milling, agriculture and more.
Call us at 920022072 to schedule an appointment and discuss our range of fumigation services. Alternatively, you can contact us online.
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