Fumigation Containers

Container fumigation is a crucial process in international trade to prevent the spread of harmful pests and diseases. It involves using a fumigant, a potent gas, to eliminate pests within a sealed shipping container. 

How does container fumigation work?

  1. Preparation: The container is thoroughly inspected for any damage or leaks that could compromise the fumigation process.
  2. Sealing: All openings and vents on the container are sealed to ensure the fumigant remains contained. This creates a controlled environment for maximum effectiveness.
  3. Fumigant Introduction: A licensed fumigator introduces the chosen fumigant gas into the container through specialized equipment.
  4. Exposure Time: The container remains sealed for a specific duration, allowing the fumigant to penetrate and eliminate all life stages of the target pests (including eggs). This duration depends on the type of fumigant and the targeted pest.
  5. Aeration: Once the exposure time is complete, the container is thoroughly ventilated to remove any residual fumigant gas. Safety protocols are followed to ensure the air is safe before anyone enters the container.
  6. Documentation: After successful fumigation, a fumigation certificate is issued. This document details the treatment carried out, the fumigant used, and other relevant information. It acts as proof that the container has undergone the necessary pest control measures.