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Commodity Fumigation

Commodity fumigation is the treatment of a product by a gas, chemical or other process to eliminate the risk of a pest infestation.

A commodity can be described as anything from grain to personal effects imported or exported from one country or state to another.

The commodity can be by itself (loose or LCL: loose container load), in a container (FCL: full container load), or in a silo.

With over 85 years of global experience, and over 45 years of experience in South Africa, we have the specialist know-how and access to the latest technologies to offer you an efficient fumigation service which can guarantee complete control of your pest or insect infestation.

Call Rentokil’s Fumigation Head office on 0861 117 851 to find out more about the benefits of commodity fumigation for your business.

Silo fumigation

Silo fumigation is a cost-effective method to treat large amounts of grain products, for example cereals, animal feeds or chocolate within its storage vessel (e.g. a silo). It is a viable, alternative service to container fumigation.

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

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.

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 and animal feed, along with other raw materials used within food and feed manufacture.

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.

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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