FUMIGATION FOR PESTS IN JAMAICA
TERMINEX PEST CONTROL is one of the few companies licensed to do fumigation in Jamaica.Fumigation is the process by which a chemical is released into an enclosed area to eliminate an infestation of pests. This process may be used in order to rid an enclosed environment of insects such as termites, rodents, roaches among other pests. It may also be used when products are being processed for export or import in order to rid the goods of exotic pests and organisms. We use phosphine fumigants, which have proven to be effective. The professional way to reach pests in their most remote hiding places is through fumigation, by the use of poisonous gases to kill pests in an enclosed area. To be effective, fumigants must reach target pests as gases. Structural fumigation techniques may be different for residential homes or commerical buildings. Generally, a rubber tent is placed over the entire structure be it a house or office and the pesticides are then released into the empty building. This tent fumigation or tenting, concentrates the poisonous gases and prevents them from escaping into the neighborhood.The time to complete the process can vary depending on the type of fumigant used
HOW OFTEN ARE FUMIGANTS USED IN THE PEST CONTROL INDUSTRY?Hundreds of thousands of pounds of fumigants are used worldwide every year in the pest control industry to ensure that stored grains and imported goods are free of devastating insect pests. Inspectors issue fumigation directives for a multitude of shipping containers carrying everything from electronic products to furniture to produce. All items packaged with wood products are susceptible to wood boring insects. Produce is inspected twice, for both the wood pallets they are stacked on and the commodity itself as host material for fruit flies, beetles, and related crop pests. All of this imported material should/must be fumigated by professional fumigators. TERMINEX PEST CONTROL offers the full spectrum of fumigation services in Jamaica so our clients can rest assured of a speedy response and completion of the job with minimum tenting time but with maximum effect achieved safely.
We at TERMINEX PEST CONTROL are well versed in the intricacies of the shipping ports and regulations applied to each situation, where time is of the utmost importance!
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF FUMIGATION?
- Fumigants are toxic to all forms of life. It is possible to eliminate all life stages of the pest.
- Fumigation is often the quickest way of eliminating an infestation, saving time and money.
- Fumigants can reach where sprays, dusts, aerosols etc cannot reach.
- Reduced residue problems in treated areas.
- Fumigants are used where standards call for “zero insect tolerance” towards pests.