Fumigation

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Container fumigation

Container fumigation is the treatment of a commodity or the container itself to eliminate the risk of pests or disease from entering or leaving the country or state.

A fumigation container typically comes in two sizes to accomodate various commodities:

  1. 20' w x 40' l x 8.6' h containers
  2. 10’ w x 45’ l x 9.6' h containers (often called a “High Cube”)

Container fumigation solutions

There are two main ways to fumigate containers:

  • Pressure decay - Pressure decay fumigation involves the pressure testing of the container to a value. If the container can maintain that value for time duration then the container is classified as “Gas Tight” and therefore may be fumigated without being covered with a tarp to provide a seal for fumigation.
  • Tarped fumigation - Tarped fumigation is used either when pressure decay cannot be used or if the container fails pressure decay. We cover the container with a fumigation tarp and then sand snake around all of the edges to achieve and maintain a gas seal.


Call Western Exterminator at 800-937-8398 or contact us online to arrange an appointment to discuss the benefits of container fumigation for your business.

Commodity fumigation

"Commodity" has a bit of a loose definition. They can be described as anything from grain to personal effects being transported from one country or state to another. Commodity fumigation is the treatment of said product with a gas or chemical to eliminate the risk of a pest infestation.

The commodity can stand alone (also known as loose or LCL – loose container load) or in a container ( known as FCL – full container load).

With over 90 years of experience, our expert fumigation specialists have industry-leading training and access to the latest technologies to offer you the most effective treatments for your pest problems. Call us at 800-937-8398 to find out more about the benefits of commodity fumigation for your business.


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