Problem with insects in stored products?
Find out how Rentokil can help
Customers from Lilongwe can call for a free quote on 01756593
For your Local Blantyre Experts call us on 0885886575
Rentokil’s pest control experts are trained to provide professional fumigation services throughout Malawi.
Fumigation ensures that shipping, cargo, manufacturing, warehousing, milling and agricultural businesses are protected against Stored Product Insects (SPIs) such as beetles, weevils, mites and moths. Fumigation is carried out in accordance with the IPPC and ISPM15 regulations.
Rentokil’s fumigation treatment is a simple, cost effective method of eradicating pest insects in bulk commodities. This means that infestations of bulk consignments can be controlled prior to shipment through cargo fumigation treatments. This will ensure that shipments are transported safely and without the risk of contamination.
Rentokil’s fumigant gas treats grain and bulk commodities such as cocoa, rice, nuts, dried fruit, coffee beans and animal feed, along with other raw materials used for food and feed manufacture. Fumigation eradicates all life cycle stages of the target insect pest, with all the benefits of being non-tainting and leaving no pesticide residue.
Sufficient time must be allowed for the fumigant to work effectively. The time 'under gas' is referred to as the 'exposure period'. When the fumigant is used at ambient temperatures, the best results are achieved in about 8 days, although this generally takes slightly longer in the winter season.
Call Rentokil’s Blantyre branch on 0885886575, or our Lilongwe branch on (265) 01756593 to arrange a fumigation appointment.
With access to a range of fumigation solutions, we can ensure the most suitable form of treatment for your specific pest control requirements.
Tobacco and Commodity Fumigation
A commodity can include anything from tobacco and grain to personal effects imported or exported from one country or area to another. The commodity can be by itself (in a loose container load), in a container or in a silo. To eliminate the risk of a pest infestation, products are treated by a gas, chemical or other process.
Transporting goods in shipments between countries using containers is an economic and well established practice. Container fumigation is the treatment of a commodity within a container, or the container itself, to eliminate the risk of pests entering or leaving the country or area and to prevent foreign pests and potentially harmful illnesses from entering another country. In some cases countries will require fumigation certificates before entry to the port.
Since lumber insects - such as weevils - pose a significant quarantine risk, any wooden packaging (or if the actual container is wooden) must be fumigated to prevent the entry of these insects into the country of arrival. Through fumigating containers or relevant commodities, containers can be cleared at the loading port without any infestation complications.
We provide a container fumigation services which is performed by covering the container with a gas proof fumigation tarp and then sand is snaked around all of the edges to achieve and maintain a gas seal.
Silo fumigation is a cost-effective method to treat large amounts of grain products such as cereals, animal feeds or chocolate within its storage vessel (e.g. a silo). It is a feasible, alternative treatment to container fumigation.
Contact Rentokil today to arrange your free survey.