What Is Commodity Fumigation

For those whose businesses rely on shipping, exporting, and importing goods, commodity fumigation plays an important role. Commodity fumigation uses chemical, gas, or other treatment to eliminate pest infestations risks from packaged goods. The term “commodity” refers to any type of good ranging from personal effects to grains that’s shipped from one place to another, whether it’s locally or internationally.

Pest Fumigation

Our services can help businesses free their commodities from infestation from various pests, such as:
  • Granary weevils
  • Rice weevils
  • Flat grain beetles
  • Sawtooth grain beetles
  • Rust red flour beetles
  • Confused flour beetles
  • Drugstore beetles
  • Tobacco beetles
  • Angoumois grain moths
  • Tropical warehouse moths
  • Indian meal moths
  • Lesser grain borers
  • Dark mealworms
  • Yellow mealworms
  • Mites
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Benefits of Fumigation

When pests begin to infest commodities – especially foodstuffs – both humans and animals can suffer harmful effects. For example, infestation may cause skin conditions such as dermatitis to those who are exposed to heavy infestations. Even worse, eating foods that have been contaminated by these pests can cause serious health issues and intestinal disorders. By performing quality commodity fumigation on your inventory, you’re ensuring the health and wellbeing of all parties involved in the distribution of your goods and services.

How It Works

Depending on the goods involved and the scope of the fumigation needs, commodity fumigation may require an entire building to be covered using gas-tight tarpaulins. When this seal is created around the building, a fumigant gas can be introduced to the building. This process undergoes careful supervision and maintenance throughout, so business owners and employees can rest assured that it presents minimal interruptions to daily life.

Our experts will provide extensive advice, guidance, and recommendations through all stages of the commodity fumigation process. This ensures that any job – no matter the size, location, or scope – is performed effectively and efficiently. As a result, your goods will be pest-free and ready for business.

USDA Approved Commodity Fumigation

Our team at Guarantee Floridian Pest Control has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to perform commodity fumigation for our clients’ import and export goods. We follow ISPM-15 guidelines to ensure that you receive quality fumigation that adheres to government regulations that surround importing, exporting, distribution, and sale of goods. We are also fully insured to perform these services for clients.

If your business relies heavily on transporting goods, call us today to discuss how our commodity fumigation treatments can benefit you.

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