Fumigation services can be defined as the act of introducing a toxic chemical (usually a gas) into an enclosed space. The gas is released in such a way that it disperses evenly, acting on the target pests in the enclosed area. Fumigation pest control is extremely effective because the gas kills all life stages of the pest, including eggs and larvae. At the end of the pest control fumigation, the fumigant has the added benefit of leaving no pesticide residue.
The term "fumigation" is often misused by customers and homeowners for aerosol or spray treatment of household pests. However, fumigation is used when an infestation cannot be treated using normal control methods. Fumigation services are generally used to treat pests. Most fumigation's done in South Africa are done in shipping containers for export. The container itself or its contents may require pest control fumigation to comply with international trade legislation. Other common fumigation services include; imported and exported goods to ensure that pests do not enter or leave the country, as well as silos and wooden packaging materials such as pallets.
How to determine if fumigation services are needed
Sometimes you can see and hear wood-destroying organisms. droppings, hollow wood and holes that moths or beetles enter/exit.
Stored product pests can usually be observed inside bulk goods. They often leave narrow paths above grain products on the same paths. Fettucce, feces are also common matter, the hollowed out grain as well as the holes inside the grain and seeds.
Common stored product pests found by our pest control specialists in Gauteng include; Weevils, beetles, mites and moths
Why use fumigation services?
Fumigation services can protect businesses in the shipping and freight, agricultural warehouse, crushing and refining industries. Wood-destroying organisms cause serious damage to wooden structures because they feed on the cellulose in wood. Depending on the pest, the wood may lose all structural integrity and crumble or crumble. Stored product pests damage or destroy grain or seeds by feeding on the product and reproducing inside the product. Huge financial losses can be caused by pest infestations of the stored product in which the product must be destroyed.
Fumigation pest control techniques
There are several fumigation pest control options offered by Togan Hygiene. The most popular is methyl bromide or phospine fumigation gas.
Methyl bromide, although the most common, can only be used on goods quarantined in South Africa and is therefore limited.
People generally don't know what fumigation really is. Sometimes the term fumigation is used to carry out a spray treatment against cockroaches, but in fact the term fumigation refers to the act of introducing a toxic chemical into an enclosed space in such a way that it quickly disperses and acts on the target parasite in a gas. or in the vapor state. Fumigation is one method of controlling pests in stored products and is also a method of killing certain organisms that destroy wood.
Stored product pests would include Angoimois wheat moth, Indian flour moth, tropical warehouse moth, tobacco moth, wheat weevils, bean and pea weevils, lesser wheat borer, Trogoderma beetles, flour beetles, tobacco beetles, flat grain beetles, cadelle beetles and most corn borer.
Wood-destroying organisms would include Italian beetle, brown house borer, chain borer, cerambycid pests, moth beetles, rose anbiid, powdery beetles, long-horned beetles, cossonid borer, borer, jewel beetles, bark beetles, bark beetles, hide and skin beetles, and carpenter bees.
Signs of infestation vary by insect, but common signs of wood-destroying organisms are sawdust or droppings under the wood and warping of the wood. Signs of stored product pests are holes in product, webs in product, worms in product, insects in product
Why are they considered structural pests?
The main reason is that they can destroy your stock, eat it, lay eggs in the broth and contaminate your stock. Stocked product bugs can create a huge loss of profit.
Wood-destroying organisms are simple - they can cause thousands of damages to your wood structures, whether it's furniture, hardwood floors or roof trusses.
Insects among the products cause allergies and are not pleasant to eat. Depending on the insect, there are various treatment options. For stored product insects, the most common method would be methyl bromide fumigation or fosoxin fumigation.
If you find wood-destroying organisms in your home, your only treatment option would be methyl bromide fumigation, which involves covering your home with a tarp and releasing the fumigant methyl bromide into the house and outside. expose for 48 hours, then remove the curtain for ventilation.