| What is Fumigation, What
is a Fumigant & Why should one Fumigate?
Fumigation - very simply put is using a fumigant to control infestation
in a particular commodity or place. A fumigant is a chemical which,
at required temperature and pressure, can exist in a gaseous state
in sufficient concentration to be lethal to a given pest organism.
This definition implies that a fumigant acts as a gas in
the strictest sense of the word. (Monro, 1961). Put very simply by
The National Pest Control Association of America
(NPCA) Fumigation is the introduction of a toxic gas into
a space in a high enough concentration so that the gas fills all areas
to kill target insects.
- Fumigants are toxic to all forms of life. Therefore
it is possible to control all life stages of the pest.
- Fumigation is often the quickest way of controlling
an infestation, saving time& money
- Fumigants can reach where sprays, dusts, aerosols
etc cannot reach, such as deep into a stack, ship hold etc. Therefore
- Reduced residue problems in the cargoes..
- Fumigants are used where standards call for
" Zero Insect Tolerance " in products or living environments.
Therefore Fumigation is the preferred and acceptable way of treating
cargoes that today are being shipped in large quantities from one
country to another, over long distances. As these cargoes are prone
to get infested during these long voyages. These infested cargoes
on arrival at discharge ports can lead to many problems for the
sellers and receivers. A few such problems are listed below.
- Acceptance of infested cargoes by the Receivers
due to insect infestation, and damage.
- Acceptance of cargo by Quarantine and other
Regulatory Authorities at discharge port.
- Re-fumigation costs
- Vessel demurrage costs
- Claims on Sellers by Receivers.
To avoid these and many other problems that could surface due to
lack of and improper fumigation, and to ensure that your cargoes
reach in good condition, we offer various Fumigation Services
such as :
- In-Transit Fumigation
- Bulk/Bagged Commodities Fumigation
- Containers Fumigation
- Empty hold Fumigation
- Ship Fumigation
- Stored Grain Fumigation
- Factory Fumigation
- Quarantine Fumigation