Commodity Fumigation

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Commodity Fumigation

A commodity can be described as anything which is imported or exported for our own use.

Fumigation is effective in targeting Stored Product Insects (SPIs) such as beetles, weevils, mites and moths which can infest grain and bulk commodities such as cocoa, rice, nuts, tobacco and animal feed, along with other raw materials used within food and feed manufacture.

 

We are authorised to use the following fumigants and treatments:

Methyl Bromide:

  • The fumigant Methyl Bromide is being phased out globally due to its damaging effect on the ozone layer. As a responsible fumigation service provider we have introduced Profume as a registered alternative in all regions.
  • Methyl Bromide will still be used where required for QIS and ISPM15 export purposes
  • Rentokil does not provide fumigation-in-transit services as this practice is prohibited in terms of the label as well as SANS 10204: 2006 Art. 20.6.5 and the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization International). Therefore no container may be fumigated in transit with Methyl Bromide.
  • Quick turnaround time: 24 to 48 hours on average (under ideal conditions)

Phosphine:

  • Fumigation using Phosphine is an accepted treatment for most bulk food products including cereal, grains, dried fruit, nuts, rice, cocoa, coffee beans and tobacco.
  • It eliminates all life cycle stages of the target insect pest.
  • It has the advantages of being non-tainting and leaving no pesticide residue, as well as being a cost effective alternative to Methyl Bromide.
  • Turnaround time: 5 to 7 days (Silos 10 to 14 days) on average (under ideal conditions)

ProFume (Sulfuryl Fluoride/SF)

  • The active ingredient - Sulfuryl Fluoride - is effective in eliminating wood-boring insect and Stored Product Insects (SPIs) such as beetles, weevils, mites and moths in food processing facilities, cereal grain mills, grain stores, food or feed storage warehouses, as well as infested process machinery. 
  • It is also effective in buildings where it works exceptionally well against infestations within the fabric or structure of buildings.
  • Turnaround time: 24 hours (dependent on the product being treated, and under ideal conditions)

Entotherm Heat Treatment:

  • A chemical-free treatment using dry transferable heat in a contained area.
  • Our unique heat pod is portable and suited for a wide range of customers like food processing facilities, care homes, hospitals, hotels, and guest houses as well as residential properties.
  • A quick and effective treatment for moulds and pathogens, and all types of pest insects such as bed bugs, cockroaches and wood boring pests, killing all stages of an insect’s life cycle from egg to adult.
  • Entotherm is also an ISPM15 certified treatment.

Phosphine fumigation

Rentokil’s Phosphine fumigation treatment is a simple, cost effective method of eliminating insect pests in bulk commodities and can be used as a curative pest control solution.

Fumigation services for bulk commodities

Fumigation is effective in targeting Stored Product Insects (SPIs) such as beetles, weevils, mites and moths. SPIs can infest grain and bulk commodities such as cocoa, rice, nuts, tobacco and animal feed, along with other raw materials used within food and feed manufacture.

ProFume (Sulfuryl Fluoride/SF) Fumigation

The fumigant, Methyl Bromide is being phased out globally as it has a deleterious effect on the ozone layer and as a responsible fumigation service provider we are introducing Profume as a registered alternative in our Kwa Zulu Natal Region for some services.
A specialist fumigation treatment, ProFume is a gas treatment. The active ingredient - Sulfuryl Fluoride - is effective in eliminating target pests like Stored Product Insects (SPIs) and wood-boring insect infestations.

This gaseous pesticide is ideal in the fight against pest insects such as beetles, weevils, mites and moths, and other SPIs infesting process machinery.  Effective in buildings such as food processing facilities, cereal grain mills, grain stores, food or feed storage warehouses, ProFume works exceptionally well against infestations within the fabric or structure of buildings.

The Methyl Bromide fumigant will still be used for ISPM 15 and QIS as and when required and until it has been phased out globally.

The ProFume (Sulfuryl Fluoride) alternative can be offered for some services in our Kwa Zulu Natal Region, with availability in other Regions in the near future.

Call Rentokil’s Fumigation Head office on 0861 117 851 to find out more about fumigation using Profume.

Silo fumigation

Silo fumigation is a cost-effective method of treating a large volume of product in one hit - at relatively low cost.

Grains, animal feed, and cereals are the most common commodity fumigated in a silo. The quality of stored commodities will not be affected by a fumigation treatment and will be free from insect specimens or fragments.

Key benefits of silo fumigation

Most silo fumigations are done to save time and money due to the fact that large amounts of product can be treated in one hit for a relatively low cost compared to container fumigation. 

The quality of stored commodities will not be affected or downgraded. Using silo fumigation means that your final product will not be affected with insect specimens or fragments.

Pressure testing silos

The silo must meet similar protocols as the pressure decay fumigation for the product to be suitable for treatment within it.

A pressure test on a silo does not have to be done every time the silo is used for treatment, but it is recommended that it is inspected every time before use and pressure tested every 6 months or when modifications have been made to ensure efficacy of the fumigation service.

Call Rentokil on 0861 117 851 or contact us online to arrange an appointment to discuss our full range of fumigation solutions.

Treatment of grain and food produce

Phosphine is an accepted treatment for most bulk food produce including cereal, grains, dried fruit, nut, rice, cocoa and coffee beans. It eliminates all life cycle stages of the target insect pest, with all the advantages 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 'exposure period'. When Phosphine is used at ambient South African temperatures, best results are usually achieved in 8 days, and usually slightly longer in the winter season.

We do not offer Fumigation in transit. This service is deemed illegal, and is discouraged by SAPCA.

For further information on the Rentokil phosphine fumigation services, or to arrange a free business survey, please call us on 0861 117 851.

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