Silo Fumigation

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Silo fumigation

When it comes to large amounts of grain product, silo fumigation is the most effective method to protect it, all while keeping the product inside its storage vessel. It is a viable, alternative service to shipping or container fumigation.

The use of Rentokil's silo fumigation service can help your business comply with strict food guidelines.

Benefits of silo fumigation

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, almost one-third of the world's food production is lost or wasted each year. A large part of this loss comes from pest issues. Silo fumigation is a great solution for controlling pest infestations in grains, reducing waste. Silo fumigations allow for large amounts of products to be treated at a time for a relatively low cost.

Other benefits of silo fumigation:

  • Saves time
  • Reduces costs and food waste
  • Helps your business comply with strict food guidelines

Pressure testing silos

In order to be suitable for a fumigation treatment, the silo must meet protocols. Pressure testing ensures that it is "gas-tight" and can hold the fumigant concentrations required to control pests of all life stages. Often, silos are sold as "sealed silos," but aren't actually suitable for fumigation. "Sealed" may simply mean that it keeps rain out. Be sure to have silos inspected every time before fumigation.

Give Western a call at 800-937-8398 or contact us online to discuss our full range of fumigation solutions.


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